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3 September, 2018 - Harnessing FAIR Data

Time: 13:00:00 - 17:00:00

Harnessing FAIR Data focuses on researchers who employ or are seeking to use data in their work. FAIR is a set of guiding principles to make data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable. In this thematic context we aim to better understand the cross-disciplinary practice of sourcing, using and managing data and its associated implications, such as ownership, standards and metadata, and access and licensing. Experienced speakers from around the UK will come together to explore FAIR data and services, and a panel session will help to identify key questions that researchers face when considering using data in research. This event is hosted by QMUL, UCL and the SES Consortium. We are pleased to confirm our keynote speaker, Prof. Pam Thomas from the University of Warwick. Other speakers and panel members include Dr. Paul Ayris (UCL), Dr. Charles Romain (Imperial College London), Andrew Lane (King's College London) and Prof. Henry Rzepa (Imperial College London).

Location: Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road , London, E1 4NS

Contact: Louise Chisholm

Email: l.chisholm@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: Please email

4 September, 2018 - Only connect: why public spaces matter

Time: 18:30:00 - 20:00:00

What makes good public space? And, as architects, how can we design public spaces that allow these exchanges to happen? What is the role of our institutions in the creation of public space? Can they be risk takers in a risk-averse world? And how can we persuade them of the nobility of pushing limits and advancing the debate? Public spaces create countless opportunities to connect across thresholds: connecting people of different nationalities and from different walks of life. When you connect people, relationships are formed and thresholds become more about mutual exchange. Exploring these ideas through two AL_A projects – the V&A Exhibition Road Quarter in London and MAAT in Lisbon – Amanda Levete will examine the purpose and value of public spaces and the impact they can have on public organisations.

Location: Knowledge Centre, The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB

Contact: Velvet Young

Email: velvet.young.13@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0) 20 7679 5244

6 September, 2018 - Professor Sarah Bell's Inaugural Lecture 'Re-engineering Engineering: From Buildings to Communities'

Time: 17:30:00 - 20:30:00

Engineers change the world, but not always for the better. In this lecture, to mark Sarah Bell's promotion to Professor of Environmental Engineering at UCL, she looks back to her earliest impressions of engineering as a career, and traces how things have changed. Engineering is not just building things. Sometimes, doing nothing is the best option. Small engineering might be better than big engineering. Good engineering takes time. Engineering is more effective if it is done with people, rather than for them. Sarah has changed her mind about engineering, more than once. In this lecture, she hopes you might too.

Location: G29 JZ young Lecture Theatre, Anatomy Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Contact: Marike Woollard

Email: marike.woollard.15@ucl.ac.uk

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17 October, 2018 - 50 Years of MA Geography Education

Time: 14:30:00 - 18:30:00

The MA Geography Education at UCL Institute of Education celebrates its 50th birthday this Autumn. Are you a former/current student or member of staff on the course or another member of the geography education community with an interest in the MA Geography Education? If so we would like to invite you join our celebration on October 17th at UCL IOE. This event is open to anyone with an interest in the MA Geography Education.

Location: Jeffrey Hall, UCL Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way, London, WC1H 0AL

Contact: Karen Pollock

Email: karen.pollock@ucl.ac.uk

Phone: +44 (0)20 7612 6917