Welcome to Surrey Speaks – the University’s brand-new podcast celebrating the wonderful, weird and innovative work undertaken by our academics and researchers when they’re not inspiring students in lecture theatres.
We’ll be discussing issues of national and global importance, and putting hard-hitting questions to our experts.
Is AI going to take Katy Perry's job? Is AI the future of cyberwarfare? Are we on the path to creating the next Terminator? These are some of the not-so-daft questions we've put to our experts on the inaugural episode of Surrey Speaks.
With 20 per cent of Year 6 children being classed as overweight, that might seem like a fairly obvious question. So we've spoken to Professor Jane Ogden, Dr Veronica Giancintucci and Dr Adam Collins to see what they think we can do to get the UK back on track.
In this episode, our world-renowned immunology expert, Professor Deborah Dunn-Walters, goes through some of the burning questions we have about Covid-19, the vaccine roll-out, and what the 'new normal' may look like.
To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, we invited Simon Downs and Laurence Drew to discuss men's mental health. According to the charity Mind, the number of men feeling worried or low has increased at double the rate of women over the last decade. We hope that this new episode will encourage everyone, especially men, to have positive conversations about mental health.
We sat down with the indefatigable Professor Amelia Hadfield, Head of Politics here at Surrey, to talk all things Brexit.
We'll be honest, this podcast was just an excuse to ask Amelia the question that was most on our mind - when does she think we will be able to stop talking about Brexit?
We also had the chance to speak to Professor Holger Breinlich, who talked us through the economic impact of Brexit.
Some of the future topics we hope to cover will include:
- Global pandemics
- Space… and many more
If you have any feedback about the podcast or you want to get in touch, you can email us at: email@example.com.