Cancer has always been with us. Dr Kat Arney takes us to the dawn of life on planet earth right up to the present day to get to the heart of what cancer really is and how by better understanding its evolutionary journey we might one day overcome it.
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Talks, Debates & Lectures taking place at Conway Hall
There is a Britain that exists outside of the official histories and guidebooks – places that lie on the margins, left behind. A Britain in the cracks of the urban facade where unexpected life can flourish. Welcome to Unofficial Britain.
Using state-of-the-art live-stream technology, the up and coming Mithras Trio perform live from Conway Hall.
Vaughn Scribner traces the long history of mermaids and mermen from film to philosophy, church halls to coffee houses, ancient myth to modern science, Scribner shows that mermaids and tritons are – and always have been – everywhere.
*ONLINE* Ethical Matters: Now We Have Your Attention – The New Politics of the People | Monday 12th October
Jack Shenker takes us on a journey across Britain to uncover the root causes of our current crisis – and the struggles being waged for our future. Drawing on exceptional access to grassroots movements and rebellious communities, Jack introduces us to the citizens and leaders of tomorrow.
Some of the boldest and bravest voices, including academics, artists and scientists, bring the latest thinking to Conway Hall with a two-day hub exploring visions of the future.
Join engineers and scientists from the UCL Centre for Medical Image Computing to explore visionary new methods that help save lives.
Sustainable fashion trailblazer, Ms Tammam, takes you through her journey to creating a sustainable couture fashion label and her vision for the future of fashion, with an opportunity for a Q&A with the artist.
Heart n Soul at The Hub is a research project led by people with and without learning disabilities and autistic people, exploring the value of difference and challenging what is ‘normal’.
Presented by Headway East London, brain injury survivors talk about the unexpected opportunities and futures a more digital-based society offers them. How can we ensure that the new ‘normal’ works for the neurodiverse? And what emerging practices and arrangements might hold the key to a more accessible future?
The Centre of Innovation Management Research at Birkbeck reflects on the experience of Covid-19 in its different phases, from lockdown to a new start, looking at how innovation processes, modes and practices have evolved.
As we increasingly come to inhabit cities, researchers from Birkbeck, Kings College and UCL set out some ideas for what our urban futures may look and feel like, featuring case studies from around the world.