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Find out about exciting research taking place at the University in these short videos

Friday 11th Dec 2020, 10.30am

Electricity Access for All

How can we sustainably electrify parts of the world that don't currently have access to clean and reliable energy? How can we improve Sierra Leone's energy sector, so that its capital, Freetown, no longer has an average of 53 blackouts a day?

Friday 20th Nov 2020, 11.00am

Electric Vehicles and the Future

What does the future hold for electric vehicles? We know that they represent a cleaner, greener way of getting from A to B, but what else could they be used for? Could they actually be used to give power TO the energy grid? And what about charging them - one day, will we all...

Thursday 29th Oct 2020, 10.30am

Coping with voices: Being with people

Hearing voices can come in many forms – some voices are friendly, helpful, insightful and inspiring whilst others are scary, critical or commanding.

Friday 23rd Oct 2020, 11.00am

Lockdown Walks - What's that solar panel doing?

Have you ever walked down the street and seen a rooftop covered in black shiny panels? Ever wondered exactly what they are and what they're doing? In this episode of 'Lockdown Walks' we're talking SOLAR PANELS. Sit back, relax, and let Sebastian Bonilla tell you all about them...Then why not see...

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Explore The Big Questions with experts from around the University

Should we edit genes to make nicer people?
Wednesday 20th Jan 2021, 12.30pm

Should we edit genes to make nicer people?

Is it possible to edit someone's genes before they are born to make them a nicer, kinder, more moral person? Not only that - but, importantly, should we do this? When it comes to gene editing for moral enhancement, there are many ethical points to consider. Join us as we chat to Tess Johnson, a...

Are video games good for my mental health?
Wednesday 6th Jan 2021, 12.30pm

Are video games good for my mental health?

Most of us have probably heard of video games being described as "addictive", but is there evidence of this? Are they damaging to our mental health, or could they actually have a positive impact on our metal wellbeing?