Climate crisis: how museums could inspire radical action

How museums can reimagine themselves in the context of the climate crisis.

Rodney Harrison, Professor of Heritage Studies, UCL • conversation
Nov. 18, 2020 ~25 min

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The way we use data is a life or death matter – from the refugee crisis to COVID-19

An algorithm driven world is dehumanising – but by understanding this we can call for a more equitable and human use of data.

Monika Halkort, Assistant Professor of Digital Media and Social Communication, Lebanese American University • conversation
Nov. 12, 2020 ~22 min

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Prehistoric communities off the coast of Britain embraced rising seas – what this means for today's island nations

New research has mapped sea-level rise around the Isles of Scilly over the last 12,000 years.

Robert Barnett, Lecturer in Geography, University of Exeter • conversation
Nov. 4, 2020 ~24 min

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Mammoth task: the Russian family on a resurrection quest to tackle the climate crisis

The Zimovs want to restore the prehistoric 'mammoth steppe' ecosystem and see if it slows down – or even reverses – melting permafrost.

Charlotte Wrigley, PhD Candidate, Queen Mary University of London • conversation
Sept. 7, 2020 ~24 min

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Searching for Misha: the life and tragedies of the world's most famous polar bear

This is the story of 'Misha', as I have come to know her. Both I and my research have been deeply affected by a polar bear I have never met face to face.

Henry Anderson-Elliott, PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge • conversation
July 20, 2020 ~25 min

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The remote British village that built one of the fastest internet networks in the UK

Frustrated by the inability to get good internet, some Lancashire locals decided to dig a superfast connection in themselves.

Kira Allmann, Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Oxford • conversation
July 2, 2020 ~24 min

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Rewilding: rare birds return when livestock grazing has stopped

A decade of no grazing has demonstrated positive effects on the richness of bird species.

Lisa Malm, Postdoctoral Fellow, Ecology and Environmental Sciences, Umeå University • conversation
June 2, 2020 ~26 min

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The cholera outbreak in a Victorian asylum that anticipated the coronavirus crisis in care homes

There is a sad precedent of pandemic disease threatening the residents of care institutions – and of authorities not heeding the dangers.

Chris Wilson, Lecturer in History, University of East Anglia • conversation
May 19, 2020 ~15 min

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How to model a pandemic

Behind every government announcement, there is an army of epidemiologists predicting how the virus will spread, and how to beat it.

Christian Yates, Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Biology, University of Bath • conversation
March 25, 2020 ~17 min

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How to stop a pandemic

Behind every government announcement, there is an army of epidemiologists predicting how the virus will spread, and how to beat it.

Christian Yates, Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Biology, University of Bath • conversation
March 25, 2020 ~17 min

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