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Vintage Podcasts

A round-up of UCL's top vintage podcasts.


Vintage Lunch Hour Lectures on Tour at the British Museum - Red London Bus
Vintage Lunch Hour Lecture Series

A collection of ground-breaking Lunch Hour Lecture series from the past. 

Angels & Demons Lecture Night holding image
Angels & Demons - The Real Physics

Vintage lecture on the real science behind Dan Brown's best selling novel and Hollywood blockbuster movie 'Angels & Demons'.

A lousy tale of the naked ap‪e

A Lousy Tale of the Naked Ap‪e

Human DNA is 98% similar to that of the chimpanzee, however, the infections we catch are 80% different. Can the history of infectious diseases help predict future epidemics?

A visual people and a visual language

A Visual People and a Visual Language

Professor Bencie Woll tackles the myths surrounding British Sign Language (BSL).


Albie Sachs - From refugee to judge of refugee law

Renowned South African judge and freedom fighter Albie Sachs addressed a full house at the UCL Bloomsbury Theatre on 26 October 2009.

Angels, Putti, Dragons and Fairies: A Biological Dissection

Angels, Putti, Dragons and Fairies: A Biological Dissection

Professor Roger Wotton discusses the science behind mystical and mythical flying creatures. Can they really fly?

Codebreaker Bletchley Park - Captain Jerry Roberts

My Top-Secret Codebreaking During World War II: The Last British Survivor of Bletchley Park’s Testery

Captain Jerry Roberts, UCL German alumnus and secret Second-World-War codebreaker at Bletchley Park.

Boxing: A Cultural Histor‪y

Boxing: A Cultural History

UCL English lecturer Dr Kasia Boddy, discusses boxing, tackling ideas about class, violence, gender, work, leisure, ideology, politics, race and nation.

Breast Screening

Breast Screening - Some Inconvenient Truths

Professor Michael Baum discusses some of the harmful problems of over-diagnosing, and will look at the need for radical change to bring the entire breast screening programme up to date.

Are juries fair?

Are juries fair?

Professor Cheryl Thomas explains the findings of her research into the behaviour of juries and their implications for the criminal justice system.

Annual Mishcon Lecture 2009 - Shami Chakrabarti artwork

Annual Mishcon Lecture 2009 — Common Values, Common Sense: The story of rights and freedoms in modern Britain

Shami Chakrabarti, Director of the human rights organisation Liberty, delivered the 2009 Annual Mishcon Lecture, exploring the adversity and great opportunity for rights and freedoms in Britain.