17 March 2015This month sees the launch of PanoptiCam, an online camera that streams the live view from Jeremy Bentham’s auto-icon in the South Cloisters.
07 January 2015A third of oil reserves, half of gas reserves and over 80% of current coal reserves globally should remain in the ground and not be used before 2050 if global warming is to ...
18 December 2014
12 December 2014A striking image demonstrating the science behind a flock of starlings in flight has been announced as the winner of this year’s Research Images as Art/Art Images as Research competition, run ...
07 November 2014London and other cities in Britain could be made safer for cyclists finds a study by researchers at UCL and Loughborough University. The report commissioned by Transport for London (TfL), makes recommendations which ...
The end of poverty?
31 March 2015Professor Henrietta Moore (UCL Institute for Global Prosperity) discusses which policies could help reduce poverty and potentially end it within a generation. Listen: BBC World Service ‘Business Daily’ (from 9 mins 50 secs)
How the energy grid handles the surge after a solar eclipse
25 March 2015Dr Catalina Spataru (UCL Bartlett School Environment, Energy & Resources) explains how the solar eclipse may affect Europe’s electrical grids. Read: The Conversation
What should the UK do about foreign aid?
20 March 2015The UK is about to pass legislation committing it to ringfencing 0.7% of gross national income for international development spending. Professor Henrietta Moore (UCL Institute for Global Prosperity) offers a personal perspective on the way forward. Read: BBC News
Forest of luxury flats rises on London’s skyline
17 March 2015Commenting on the increasing number of towers being built in London, Professor Peter Rees (UCL Bartlett School of Planning) says such developments are “an over-commoditisation of housing and result in the creation of ghost communities”. Read: Financial Times
Global CO2 emissions
13 March 2015Professor Paul Ekins (UCL Energy Institute) discusses the latest data on global carbon emissions from the International Energy Agency. Listen: BBC World Service ‘Newshour’ (from 27 mins 13 secs), More: BBC Radio 4 'The World Tonight' (from 11 mins 38 secs)