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Café Connect brings you the latest research from the University of Aberdeen. In this podcast series, we meet different researchers who will talk about their work and its relevance to our everyday lives.

Café Connect brings you the latest research from the University of Aberdeen. In this podcast series, we meet different researchers who will talk about their work and its relevance to our everyday lives.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

Café Connect brings you the latest research from the University of Aberdeen. In this podcast series, we meet different researchers who will talk about their work and its relevance to our everyday lives.

Twitter:

@aberdeenuni

Language:

English


Episodes

The End of Strategy

4/19/2021
In business management, strategy is the way companies compete with one another. The growth of the internet giants is restricting how companies can compete, so is this the end of strategy? Find out how the British fox and the Andean condor can teach us how to face the internet giants.

Duration:00:23:41

Walking towards Health and Happiness in Later Life

3/7/2021
We discuss the benefits of walking and how walking groups such as Grampian 50+ Network can have a positive impact on the physical and mental health of older people. We will also look at how the social aspect of walking has been affected by Covid-19 lock down rules.

Duration:00:35:22

Us Presidential Elections

2/17/2021
A conversation with Dr Chris Croly, Public Engagement Manager and Dr Malcolm Harvey, Lecturer in Politics and International Relations. In this episode the discussion is around events after the recent US Presidential election and the inauguration of Joe Biden as 46th President of the United States of America. The discussion touches on the election process, the events of 6 January, the future of the Republican Party and the second impeachment of Donald Trump.

Duration:00:30:34

The Right to Food

2/3/2021
A conversation with Dr Chris Croly, Public Engagement Manager with Dr John McKenzie, Research Fellow, Rowett Institute. In this John discusses his latest research into food insecurity in Scotland and proposed policies for a right to food.

Duration:00:30:38

King’s College Chapel – history, architecture and significance

12/16/2020
An exploration of the history and significance of King’s College Chapel – one of the best loved buildings in Aberdeen. Transcript available online: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/engage/podcasts/cafe-connect-8.php

Duration:00:29:54

Following the Science: how is data modelling used to inform the COVID-19 response at a local level

10/29/2020
Leading figures from the University of Aberdeen and NHS Grampian discuss and reflect on how they combined their expertise and worked together to analyse emerging Covid-19 data and define NHS Grampian response to the pandemic. Download the transcript to this episode: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/engage/documents/Cafe%20Connect%20Episode%20Seven%20Transcript.pdf

Duration:00:42:15

Future of Work

9/15/2020
Chris Croly, Public Engagement Manager and Professor Donald Hislop, chair in the Sociology of Work and Technology discuss the future of work. Work has been constantly changing with new technology and home or teleworking has been revolutionised recently. This podcast will look at how this has happened and examine the impact of Covid-19 on homeworking. Download the transcript for this episode at: https://www.abdn.ac.uk/engage/podcasts/cafe-connect-transcripts.php

Duration:00:27:02

Life in Aberdeenshire 4000 years ago

8/24/2020
A conversation with Chris Croly, Public Engagement Manager with Neil Curtis, Head of Museums and Special Collections. This episode looks at research which has been done on aspects of the rich museum collections held by the University of Aberdeen. Recent research projects have engaged with pre-historic beakers, skeletal evidence and more to offer tantalising glimpses into life in the north east of Scotland 4000 years ago.

Duration:00:26:14

Aberdeen Burgh Records Project

7/1/2020
This conversation will unpack some of the details of daily life in Aberdeen over 500 years ago.

Duration:00:28:10

Asymptomatic Carriers: The Hidden Epidemic

6/23/2020
We’ve all heard about asymptomatic or healthy carriers in the current Covid-19 pandemic but this is not new. We will talk about the historic “Typhoid Mary” case and discuss the implications of isolation for public health and social conditions.

Duration:00:32:02

525 Alumni of Achievement

6/13/2020
A conversation with Chris Croly, Public Engagement Manager with Rob Donelson, Executive Director of Advancement and Professor Bill Naphy, on the University of Aberdeen's 525 Alumni of Achievement Project.

Duration:00:24:20

Genotype hype: what can your DNA tell you about disease risk?

5/8/2020
The NHS in Scotland is deciding whether and how to adopt whole-genome sequencing as a routine test to diagnose genetic conditions. In this podcast, our guests examine the science underlying whole-genome testing, discuss the challenges and limitations of this approach and address some of the questions that still remain.

Duration:00:24:10