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Professor Hugh Brady to become next President of Imperial College London

  A renowned medic and university leader is to become the 17th President of Imperial College London (@imperialcollege).   The way the whole Imperial community responded to the pandemic is awe-inspiring.Professor Hugh BradyPresident-designate Professor Hugh Brady, currently Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Bristol, has been confirmed as President-designate by Imperial’s Council. Professor Brady will take up the role on 1 August 2022, after Professor Alice Gast’s term as President concludes.

Great Exhibition Road Festival returns with love letter to the world

From DIY soap to weaving waste, a week of free events for all ages will explore how science and the arts can inspire a greener future. Professor Alice GastPresident, Imperial College London:

Young inventors bring their ideas to life in Imperial’s Maker Challenge

  Young people from the White City area showcase their making and inventing skills as part of Imperial’s Maker Challenge.

Imperial alumnus announced as President of the British Science Association

The British Science Association (BSA) has announced that Imperial alumnus Dr Margaret Ebunoluwa Aderin-Pocock MBE will take over as its President.

Open University and the Russell Group launch Jumpstart University

Jumpstart University is a free new resource hub for students starting university this autumn, launched by the Open University and the Russell Group. 

Imperial’s new Saturday Science Club inspires families in White City

Researchers from across the College (@imperialcollege) have been engaging local families with science in a new format of engagement for Imperial. Conceived and coordinated by the Public Engagement Manager for Imperial’s White City campus, Andrew Brooks, the Saturday Science Clubs engaged local families each Saturday over six weeks. The same families returned each week to build on their learning through playful science-themed activities led by an Imperial scientist.

Students from around the world unite to tackle global challenges

The Global Challenge Lab is a new virtual entrepreneurship programme run by Imperial in partnership with Tsinghua University’s x-lab (@Tsinghua_Uni) in Beijing focussed on finding ways to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. It is open to students from all over the world (@imperialcollege).

Histamine could be a key player in depression, according to study in mice

Bodily inflammation dampens levels of a ‘feel-good molecule’ and antidepressants’ ability to boost them, according to new research in mice. The findings, from researchers at Imperial College London (@imperialcollege) and University of South Carolina (@UofSC), add to mounting evidence that inflammation, and the accompanying release of the molecule histamine, affects a key molecule responsible for mood in the brain – serotonin.

Imperial researcher scoops Royal Academy of Engineering Research Fellowship

Dr Alalea Kia has won a Research Fellowship (@RAEngNews) to further develop permeable pavements to curb snow and ice buildup at airports (@imperialcollege). Airport infrastructure, which includes pavements and runways, is vulnerable to disruption caused by hydroplaning from flooding, ice and snow, and current methods for preventing ice and snow build-up have been shown to damage the environment and infrastructure surfaces. This leads to significant maintenance costs and can put aircraft at risk if such damage goes undetected.

Science Minister visits thriving innovation ecosystem at White City

The Minister for Science, Research and Innovation Amanda Solloway MP visited Imperial’s White City Campus yesterday (@imperialcollege). The Minister visited the White City Campus yesterday to see first-hand how the innovation district is flourishing. She was welcomed by Provost Ian Walmsley (@Imp_Prov) and Professor Nick Jennings, Vice-Provost (Research and Enterprise). The visit follows a virtual roundtable Imperial hosted with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on 6 August to highlight the launch of UKRI’s new Open Access policy, in the context of the R&D People & Culture Strategy.

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