If you prefer to fill your lunch hour with something more improving and interesting than a cucumber sandwich, then head to UCL on Tuesdays and Thursdays over the winter months. The university's popular lunch hour lectures are set to return, offering a free insight into the latest research from UCL's world-class departments. Here's the programme, in snappy summary, with more details about each lecture available here:
21 Jan: Can animals count?
23 Jan: Results from the UK's largest sex survey
28 Jan: Holocaust Memorials
30 Jan: Why people become psychopaths
4 Feb: Should we trust lawyers
6 Feb: The end of passwords
11 Feb: Is the death of the high street inevitable?
13 Feb: Climate change: lessons from 4 million years ago
25 Feb: How to give a child the best start in life
27 Feb: Multiculturalism in London's suburbs
4 Mar: Reasons for maternal and new-born deaths around the world
6 Mar: Gender equality and women's rights in Latin America
11 Mar: Geoengineering
13 Mar: Medieval languages of persuasion
18 Mar: How did Earth begin?
20 Mar: The impact of immigration on the UK economy
All talks begin at 1.15pm and last 40 minutes. Entry is free, and you can just turn up to the Darwin Lecture Theatre on a first-come, first-served basis. Lectures are uploaded to the university's YouTube, iTunes and Soundcloud sites after approximately one week.