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Welcome to series II where we interview an early career researcher in every episode. In this series we showcase and celebrate the interdisciplinary nature of scientific research, with guests from a range of research fields, geographical locations, and faculty positions. Our episodes cover research areas spanning from studying bacteria and viruses, to computational chemistry for successful drug design. Analysing gunshot residue in forensic science, understanding aerosols and their importance ...
 
In this series of ten video lectures Peter Adamson, Professor of Philosophy at the LMU in Munich and King’s College London, discusses the contributions of women intellectuals, mystics, and philosophers in ancient Greece, ancient China, the Islamic world, and medieval Europe. From Diotima to Christine de Pizan, we learn about the ideas of female thinkers and also about the challenges they faced in putting forward these ideas.
 
By conservative estimates, more than 6.8 million out of earth's population of 7 billion have access to cell phones. This has happened in just over 20 years. It's safe to assume that almost all these people would prefer to communicate via their phones rather than by snail-mail, post or courier. Which leads us to the question: “Does this mean the death of the love letter?” For those of us who still remember the joys of receiving and sending romantic epistles, couched in purple prose, expressin ...
 
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How can we prepare for the 4th Industrial Revolution?The 4th Industrial revolution will and has already begun to disrupt every industry and country. This has created a series of obstacles and opportunities for education. Can we reform education quickly enough to meet future demands?Join our host for our first episodes James Da Costa as he discusses…
 
Dr Bryan Bzdek is a NERC independent research fellow in Aerosol Science based at the University of Bristol. In this episode Bryan introduces us to aerosols, what they are? And why they are important both for the climate, drug delivery and understanding disease transmission. To find out more about Bryan’s research and recent publications check out h…
 
Dr Hannah Bruce Macdonald is a Research Fellow in the Chodera Lab at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Hannah researches free energy methods for applications in drug design. In this episode we discuss, how are free energy calculations used in drug discovery? And how important are computational methods for modern drug synthesis? Twitter - http…
 
Today Dr Aleks & Dr Ines are joined by special guest Dr Daniel Angerhausen, who is an Astrophysicist and Astrobiologist Postdoctoral Researcher at ETH Zürich, co-founder and CEO of the start-up Explainables and mentor at the NASA Frontier Development lab. In this podcast episode, Daniel discusses his research, managing his different roles and the E…
 
Dr Aleks Marsh and Dr Alan Mullan welcome back special guest Dr Matteo Gallidabino who is a Senior Lecturer in Forensic Science at Northumbria University. Matteo recently participated in series 1 of our podcast and has kindly agreed to join us for another episode. We ask Matteo what information can we extract from chemical evidence? How can chemica…
 
In this episode Dr Aleks Marsh and Dr Alan Mullan welcome special guest, Dr Guiseppe Aprea who is an Official Veterinary Officer at the Experimental Zooprophylactic Institute of Abruzzo and Molise, Teramo in Italy. We discuss Bacteriophages and ask Giuseppe – what are bacteriophages? And why are these “good guys of the virus world” important for ap…
 
In this episode Dr Aleks Marsh and Dr Ines Juvan-Beaulieu are joined by astrophysicist Dr Heloise Stevance. Heloise currently works as a research fellow at the University of Auckland, studying massive stars and the origins of Kilonovae and Supernovae. Heloise is also a Science Communicator and makes great astronomy graphics that are freely availabl…
 
Was she truly the Mad Monarch of Madagascar? You can listen and decide for yourself. Please rate and subscribe! Find me on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Tune in every Tuesday to hear about a woman from history who is scandalous, obscure, and fabulous! Visuals for each episode are available on the Pinterest page. You can email me at scandalousobs…
 
Seductresses or just got a bad reputation in history? Listen and you decide... Discover the myth of Catherine de Medici's flying squadron. Please rate and subscribe! Find me on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Tune in every Tuesday to hear about a woman from history who is scandalous, obscure, and fabulous! Visuals are available on Pinterest.…
 
Today we will learn about Lady Jane Grey's sisters, Katherine and Mary. Subscribe or find me on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Tune in every Tuesday to hear me discuss a woman from history who is scandalous, obscure, and fabulous. Visuals are available on Pinterest. Citations Chapman, Hester: Two Tudor Portraits: Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey and …
 
Today we will learn about Seymour Fleming. Was she a cheater, obedient wife to a cuck, or a little bit of both? Let's try to find out! Subscribe or find me on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. Tune in every Tuesday to hear me discuss a woman from history who is scandalous, obscure, and fabulous. Visuals are available on Pinterest. Sources 29, WHN / …
 
Aleks, Alan and Conor discuss what it means to be a tech optimist; are we optimist about how technology can improve our lives? And, if so, what innovations are we excited about? What role can technology play in healthcare, environment and space exploration? Listen now to find out more.
 
Today we welcome a special guest Professor Winfried Hensinger, the head of the Quantum Technologies research group at the University of Sussex. In this episode Aleks and Marcin ask Winfred what is quantum computing and how is this different to traditional computing? What different types of quantum computing technologies are available? And what prob…
 
This episode features Dr Marcin, Dr Aleks and Dr Alan discussing the question how old is that apple? Seasonal fruit and vegetable products are available year-round thanks to improved food preservation techniques which are prevalent in our supermarkets. This poses the question are preserved foods nutritionally as valuable? And what impact do preserv…
 
This episode features Dr Aleks Marsh and Dr Alan Mullan interviewing guest Dr Michael Mullan - yes, we have Alan’s dad on the show! Michael is a food scientist with experience in industry, research and teaching in several areas of food manufacturing. Michael was a Lecturer in Food Technology at Queen's University Belfast for 19 years and is current…
 
In this episode Dr Marcin Barszczewski, Dr Aleks Marsh and Dr Alan Mullan debunk common science claims which are actually fiction. Have you heard the common sayings that you only use 10% of your brain? Goldfish have a 3 second memory and that humans only have five senses? All these claims are untrue but that leaves the following questions how much …
 
From the air we breathe, to the water we drink, to the food we eat, microplastics are everywhere. In this episode Dr Marcin Barszczewski, Dr Aleks Marsh and Dr Alan Mullan discuss what are microplastics and where are they from? How do plastics and microplastics impact marine environments and get in the food chain? And how does this impact us and th…
 
This week Dr Alan and Dr Aleks interview a special guest, Dr Matteo Gallidabino, a Senior Lecturer in Forensic Science at Northumbria University. Several of Matteo’s recent papers have discussed the use of machine learning in forensic science. In this episode we ask Matteo, what is machine learning? How is it implemented in forensic science? Should…
 
In this episode Aleks and Alan interview Conor about vertical farming. Conor has built his own prototype vertical farm to grow wheatgrass and recently visited Growing Underground an underground vertical farm in London! We ask Conor what is vertical farming? How much would crops produced from a vertical farm cost? And how much produce can we get wit…
 
This episode features Dr Marcin Barszczewski, Dr Aleks Marsh and Dr Alan Mullan discussing how school starting age impacts on future success. In this episode we discuss what is success? And how can we measure it? In the age of big data are we asking the right questions, collecting the right data and reaching the right conclusions? Is school merely …
 
This episode features Dr Marcin Barszczewski, Dr Aleks Marsh and Dr Alan Mullan discussing potentially scientifically contentious aspects of plant communication. We discuss what defines communication between plants? How can chemical signals be released from plants and detected by insects? Moreover, how can chemical signals be used to deter insect p…
 
On Popular Culture, Norms and ValuesCrys Leung (Communication, BA), Felicity Morris (Social Design, MA) and Lara Chapman (Design Curating and Writing, MA) in conversation with Agata Jaworska and Arif KornweitzHow do we participate, and how are we implicated, in the production and circulation of narratives that shape certain norms and values? In the…
 
In this episode Aleks, Alan and Conor discuss what is organic farming? We consider whether organic farming methods which aim to reduce the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides and the use of antibiotics provide a more sustainable method of food production. We discuss is organic food standardized by a central body? Is organic farming separate fro…
 
This episode features Dr Marcin Barszczewski, Dr Aleks Marsh and Dr Alan Mullan discussing how modern-day DNA can determine your ancestral heritage? What is the difference between being related to and being descended from someone? What are the different types of DNA tests, what are they used for and what information can we get from them?…
 
On design communicating about abstract phenomenaMarianne Drews (Social Design, MA) and Camilla Kennedy (Information Design, MA) in conversation with Liesbeth Fit and Arif KornweitzThis podcast was recorded during the Dutch Design week in the Design Academy’s Arena. Both Camilla Kennedy and Marianne Drews address abstract and hard to grasp topics in…
 
On WhitenessHéloïse Charital (Design Curating & Writing, MA) and Baiba Soma (Well Being, BA) in conversation with Liesbeth Fit and Arif KornweitzWhiteness is a construct that maintains credence in contemporary society. From the illusion that white products are newer, safer, more hygienic, and somehow more “pure”, to the false assertion that Ancient…
 
On Mythical Animals of the Food IndustryAnne Kamps (Food Non Food, BA) in conversation with Liesbeth Fit and Arif KornweitzAnne Kamps was struck by the mystery of an alleged six-winged chicken used for the fast-food industry. Could this animal really exist? Through visiting farms and other institutes within the food industry she ‘discovered’ more m…
 
On Borders With Irakli Sabekia (Leisure, BA) and Axel Coumans (Food Non Food, BA) in conversation with Agata Jaworska and Arif KornweitzCan borders ever do justice to that which they contain? Irakli Sabekia with his project 'Voicing Borders' and Axel Coumans with his project 'Streaming Sandwaves' concern themselves with various injustices that bord…
 
On Subjectivity and Artificial IntelligenceVera van der Burg (Contextual Design MA) in conversation with Agata Jaworska and Arif KornweitzVera van der Burg speaks of her educational background in neuroscience, and her struggle in bridging gaps between science and design as they are understood at the department of Contextual Design. What tools, lang…
 
On Voice and DemocracyWith Louise Gholam (Leisure BA) in conversation with Agata Jaworska and Arif KornweitzA radio-cum-backpack, the project 'Hackacity' is a response to the political system of democracy, which often can feel removed from the voices of the people it represents. How can constituents of a city have a stronger voice in the decisions …
 
Some exciting news… we’d like to invite you all to listen to the pilot recording of the first ever Andor podcast, entitled “The Good, the Bad and the Interesting”. The Podcast will feature some of our biggest Andor personalities discussing topics that are of interest to them. Special guests will also be joining to bring an expert insight into a par…
 
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