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Library open forum – Wednesday 28th March

Lisa K Flint27 March 2012

There will be a Library open forum on Wednesday 28 March from 2pm-3.30pm in the A V Hill Lecture Theatre. All UCL staff and students are invited to attend.

The Forum will involve a series of presentations by Library Services colleagues on strategic challenges and developments affecting the UCL Library and the delivery of services to its staff and students.

There will be a brief opportunity to ask questions after each presentation, and the afternoon will conclude with an Open Forum for general questions and answers.

The schedule for the afternoon will be as follows:

2.05pm – Welcome and introduction: Professor David Price, Vice-Provost (Research) and Chair of UCL Library Committee
2.10pm – Challenges and opportunities for Library Services, 2012-13: Dr Paul Ayris, Director of UCL Library Services and UCL Copyright Officer.
2.20pm – The Cruciform Hub: Ben Meunier, Assistant Librarian (Building Projects) and Kate Cheney, Joint Academic Support Manager, Biomedicine.
2.40pm – Enriching the Student Experience with readinglists@ucl: June Hedges, Co-ordinator, Teaching & Learning Support Section
2.55pm – New developments in e-publishing in UCL Library Services: Martin Moyle, Group Manager, IT Services
3.05pm – Open Forum: general questions and answers
3.20pm – Close

Darwin’s Birthday Party!

Lisa K Flint2 February 2012

Darwin’s Birthday Party 2012
22 February 2012 at 4pm
‘How Ageing Evolves: Reconciling mechanistic and evolutionary theories’

We are delighted to announce the following speakers:

David Gems (Institute of Healthy Ageing, UCL): ‘New perspectives on the evolution of aging: the bloated soma theory’

and

Daryl Shanley (Institute for Ageing and Health, University of Newcastle): ‘Systems development of the disposable soma’

Venue: The Natural History Museum, Flett Lecture Theatre

Please remember the early start at 4pm and enter the NHM to get to the Flett Theatre via the Exhibition Road entrance –come through the tunnel as the road is blocked on top!!
(After you leave the turnstiles at South Kensington, turn sharply right and go under the streets through the tunnel, leave at the exit marked Natural History Museum and at street level turn left and go north (towards the park) until you come to the big flag with a letter N on it which marks the Exhibition Road entrance – staff there can direct you to the Flett Theatre). Further details attached.

All are welcome to this annual CEE event at the Natural History Museum.

CEE:  http://www.ceevol.co.uk/

Interested in life sciences industry and biotech?

Lisa K Flint27 January 2012

The Oxbridge Biotech Roundtable is a network of students, academics and professionals from science, business, law and other fields. Despite the name UCL is a member and students and staff can join and go along to events. They advertise that they ” connect idea-holders and curious minds across the UK with one another, and with industry resources. We  seek to tear down barriers between people interested in the life sciences industry. In our never-ending pursuit to move ideas forward.

 One of their next sessions is entitled ” How IP turns scientific breakthroughs into profitable ventures” and takes place at Imperial on February 9, 2012 at 6:00 pm

For more information to go http://oxbridgebiotech.com/

EMBL- European Bioinformatics Institute Open Day

Lisa K Flint11 January 2012

The ‘Open Day’ is the perfect opportunity for young scientists that are considering a career in bioinformatics to find out more about opportunities at Europe’s main centre for bioinformatics. You will learn about cutting-edge research projects, get an overview of one of the world’s most important collections of biological databases and tools, and be given time to talk one-to-one with the experts who develop and curate these services.

Registration is FREE, but places are limited to 40 so please register now to avoid disappointment. Please go to http://www.ebi.ac.uk/training/openday/
for a full programme and registration details.

Lunchtime talks: An Enquiring Mind, Francis Galton 1822-1911

Lisa K Flint18 November 2011

Lunchtime talks from UCL Library Services staff about our current exhibition An Enquiring Mind: Francis Galton 1822-1911 will be held on the following days:

Tuesday 22 November (Fred Bearman, Preservation Librarian)
Thursday 24 November (Gill Furlong, Head of Special Collections)
Tuesday 29th November (Gill Furlong)
Thursday 1st December (Fred Bearman)
Please meet in the Flaxman Gallery in the Main Library at 1.15pm.

The Making of Mr Gray’s Anatomy – talk by Dr Ruth Richardson

Lisa K Flint25 May 2011

2011 sees the 150th anniversary of the death of Mr Henry Gray, author of the famous textbook Gray’s Anatomy, who is buried in Highgate Cemetery. The world-wide renown of Gray’s Anatomy developed swiftly after its first appearance in 1858, and it has remained an international phenomenon ever since. Sadly, Gray only lived to enjoy three years of fame.

Dr Richardson, an eloquent and witty speaker, will explain the gestation, creation and publication of the first edition and tell a story of human relationships, body procurement, manual dexterity and fierce ambition.

Dr Richardson is a medical historian, broadcaster and author of several books including The Making of Mr Gray’s Anatomy.

The Talk is on Thursday June 9th at 7.30 pm (doors open at 7pm). Booking is in advance by email on events@highgate-cemetery.org. You can also phone on 07521 520 599. Tickets are £7 or £5 for students.

Library closure on 30th June

Lisa K Flint16 June 2009

This is advance notice that many of UCL’s libraries (including the Science Library) will be closed for the whole day on Tuesday 30th June. This is so that staff can attend the UCL Library Services annual staff conference.

The following libraries will be open, but there may be restrictions on certain services – please check locally.

Ear Institute/RNID Libraries
Institute of Child Health Library
Institute of Neurology Library (open morning only)
Joint Moorfields Eye Hospital & the Institute of Ophthalmology Library (reference only)
Royal Free Medical Library

We apologise in advance for any inconvenience that the closures may cause.