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How to build a University Challenge team – How Imperial has become a force to be reckoned with in the BBC's university quiz competition.

Shaping Imperial, together – The changemaking power of the Imperial staff survey.

Uzoamaka Nwamarah – Meet the climate expert guiding women in their careers.

Nine ways to remove carbon dioxide from the air – From restoring habitats to using high-tech machines, this story explores a range of methods for removing carbon dioxide from the air, which alongside emission reductions will be key to reaching net zero.

Bringing Attenborough’s giant sea monster to life – Following the Dorset discovery of a complete pliosaur skull, an Imperial technician brought the prehistoric reptile to life to meet Sir David Attenborough.

2023 stories

Impact of giving report 2022-23 – learning the impact of donations to Imperial and meet two talented students who have been able to pursue their dreams of an Imperial education

The SHARP project – The SHARP project is researching an innovative approach to tackling knife crime, using VR, medical simulation and artworks.

Voices from the lab - Four women in Natural Sciences reflect on their journeys. 

Tunnel visionThere's a secret world under Imperial students' feet, the 'heart and lungs' of the university. But only a few lucky souls have ever seen it.

Imperial scholars Gifted and committed, they want to change the world.

Born too soonDespite extraordinary advances, preterm birth is still the biggest cause of death of children under five. Imperial researchers are setting out to change that.

Tripping the light fantastic Meet the unsung heroes of Imperial's microscopy facility – making research visible.

Agents of changeCatalysts are one of chemistry's minor miracles: same results in half the time. But could they also be the key to our future sustainability?

Global State of Patient Safety 2023 – The Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London, commissioned by Patient Safety Watch, presents this analysis of the Global State of Patient Safety 2023.

How the Imperial Wiki Project is taking overThe rise of online learning, for students, by students.

Humans of Health Research 15 – Work to identify lung infections more quickly, improving people’s outcomes in breast cancer surgery and a trial on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome.

Climate change and COP28 – Imperial experts share their thoughts on what actions are needed at this year's global climate change conference - COP28.

Humans of Health Research 14 - Researchers on investigating ways to increase the effectiveness of radiotherapy as a cancer treatment and a volunteer on mentoring researchers.

Representation, diversity and heritage - To mark Black History Month, our Black staff and students share reflections on the importance of representation.

25 years of advancing obstetrics and gynaecology - For the Faculty of Medicine’s 25th anniversary, we spoke to some of the researchers making crucial steps forward in this area.

Humans of health research 13 - A women's health research fellow and her research partners on a local women's health engagement group they founded called 'The Bridge'.

Humans of health research 12 - Work to develop new treatments for lung cancer and other lung conditions, managing poor growth in babies, and wearable devices to monitor health.

Mission to the ocean moons – Could Jupiter’s icy moons hold the conditions for life?

Inside the Big Bang - There’s a new player in our drive to understand the very deepest secrets of the universe – the neutrino. But what is it, and how could it change the way we interpret the world?

Close to the edge – More than a million species on Earth are believed to be on the verge of extinction. But there is still hope – if we act now.

“Maybe I had a bit of a trailblazer in me" The experience of female students at Imperial has changed radically over the past 50 years. Five former students share their stories.

Our year, our progress - IGHI Annual Report 2022. 

Humans of Health Research 11 - Work to raise awareness of sickle cell disease and a new imaging technique for brain tumours

Enterprising minds - Where do the best ideas come from? At Imperial, they often start with a PhD. We meet the alumni who have turned their dreams into commercial reality.

How do we feed the world's nine billion population in 2050? - Famine is already a reality, and climate change means the problem is only going to get worse. Could Imperial have uncovered the solution?

Creating a carbon calculator for the Global South - How Dr Onesmus Mwabonje is helping countries reach net zero.  

Reclaiming cities from cars How Dr Audrey de Nazelle is helping to build healthy, green cities of the future. 

Materials as a service What if manufacturers didn't own materials, but accessed them as services? We explore a new business model that's rethinking the idea of ownership.

Women at Imperial – For International Women’s Day and Women at Imperial week, we spoke to five women in various roles across the College, delving into their careers, future aspirations and advice for younger women.

My mother works at Imperial – Reflections on working motherhood in their children’s words.

Behind the lens at Imperial – We speak to four members of the Imperial LGBTQ+ community whose work is behind the scenes.

Shaping the student experience – From campus spaces to support services, 2022 has been a year of collaboration at Imperial.

Humans of health research 9 – Trailing a new device to manage frequent falls in Parkinson’s patients and investigating the best technique to manage poor growth in babies during the later stages of pregnancy.

25 years of groundbreaking cancer research – Exploring some of Imperial’s biggest success stories in cancer.

Three Wise Women – This festive period Three Wise Women from the Faculty of Medicine share the gift of wisdom.

Humans of Health Research – Using data to treat heart diseases and keeping HIV/AIDS projects.

The final frontier – The big problem with space is that there just isn't enough of it. Imperial is working on a plan.

Sea change - Could a mathematical model be the secret weapon against the impact of climate change on our oceans?

Reel life - Coming to a screen (very) near you - thanks to the Imperial Cinema Club.

On the right track - How a new programme is delivering a taste of Imperial’s medicine for students of all backgrounds.

Dairy, yeast, pollen, nuts, dander - It’s easy to dismiss allergy as just another trend. But as Professor Adnan Custovic’s work demonstrates, that could not be further from the truth.

Bringing different perspectives - We hear from Imperial staff and students about navigating education and career with a disability.

The quest for an HIV vaccine - How the international project EAVI2020 has boosted HIV vaccine research.

25 years of trailblazing HIV/AIDS research - The launch of Imperial’s Faculty of Medicine in 1997 coincided with a new era in HIV/AIDS treatment and research.

2022 stories

Humans of health research 7 - Clinicians and patients work together to treat a rare airway disorder and we hear about work to improve COVID-19 vaccine confidence

"The pandemic has opened our eyes..." - GP-researcher Sonia Saxena marries data and social justice in healthcare.

Carving out your own lane - Exploring the career journeys of our Black staff and students

Humans of Health Research - Clinicians and patients work together to effectively diagnose and treat rare types of diabetes and lung cancer.

Feeling like a scientist - Imperial students and staff share insights and advice for forging a path in science. 

SmartHeart - MRI is one of the most effective ways to assess heart health, yet only a small proportion of patients have access to the technique. SmartHeart set out to change that.

Women's health How Imperial experts are calling for a fairer system that works for everyone.

Silwood Park at 75 - Dive into the past, present and future of Imperial's unique rural campus.

The origins of Imperial’s Faculty of Medicine – Reflections on the historic institutions that built Medicine at Imperial.

Alice in pictures - In pictures: Professor Alice Gast's eight years at Imperial College London.

Humans of health research – We hear from a vascular clinical research nurse, plus a pharmacist and her patient partner.

Belonging – Candid conversations on identity and representation – celebrating 100 guests on Imperial As One's weekly interview series, Belonging.

Humans of health research - We hear from a parent whose son took part in a neonatal trial and the impact it has had on their family.

Pandemic learning – From the value of random self-testing, to the complexity of symptoms – here are five things Imperial's REACT study has taught us.

DigiFAB in focus - Imperial’s new Institute for Digital Molecular Design and Fabrication aims to create a step change in the way we make chemicals and materials.

Meet the researchers - Following the publication of Imperial's Research Excellence Framework Results, we meet some of the people behind our world-leading research.

An engineered career – "I decided I was going to use engineering to solve chemistry problems" (Jason Hallett)

World Malaria Day – From making mosquito 'smoothies' to tracking behaviour, Imperial remains innovative in the fight against malaria.

Humans of health research – We hear from Dr Saira Hameed, one of the UK's leading weight-loss doctors and her patient Marcia Reeves.

The scientist and the donor – Why brain tissue donation remains vital to the advancement of Parkinson’s research.

Diversifying Imperial's art – Meet the artists behind Imperial’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Portrait Prize.

Humans of health research – Meet the clinicians, researchers and patients who are working together to improve outcomes for preterm babies.

Meet the masterminds – Imperial’s University Challenge team talk us through the competition, from speedy buzzing, to bonus rounds and Buffy the bat.

Two years of COVID-19 – What's next for the pandemic? Imperial experts share their thoughts.

I’m an Imperial Woman in Finance – Three alumni of our Finance Master’s programmes share their stories.

Imperial’s entrepreneurial women – Meet the trailblazers who are breaking biases and turning their ideas into successful businesses.

Healthy planet – 9 things you can do that will have a positive impact on both your health and the planet.

My identity is my pride – This LGBT+ History Month, five staff and students share their experiences of being part of Imperial’s LGBTQ+ community.

Fashion forward – How to combat climate change through clothing. 

Shaping student spaces – From reimagined study areas to revamped social spots, we explore student space renovations at Imperial.

Humans of health research – Meet the clinicians, researchers and patients who are working together to improve healthcare.

Older stories

The impact of the global supply chain crisis – With global supply chains in crisis, our experts reflect on significant moments since the pandemic began and discuss impacts on the festive period.

Three Wise Women – This festive period Three Wise Women from the Faculty of Medicine share the gift of wisdom.

Transforming community health in north-west London – How imperial’s healthcare research is benefiting adult, child and social care in local communities.

Making science work for society – If we are to create new technologies and innovations that benefit all of society and the planet we must embed social science early in our research and development, writes Professor Nick Jennings.

Protecting the natural world – The Grantham Institute highlights 9 effective and achievable things you can do to protect the natural world. 

Next-generation medicines – How researchers are using genes, cells and tissues to create a new generation of advanced therapies.

Pollution and Poverty – Two interlinked challenges and how Imperial aims to address them.

Natural killer – How harnessing the natural killer T cell could transform the treatment of blood cancers and other diseases.

Reimagining the university in an age of rapid innovation – Take a look behind the scenes of I-X, a new collaborative environment for research, education, and entrepreneurship across artificial intelligence, data science and digital technologies.

A nuclear history – As the remaining staff leave the Imperial Reactor Centre, we explore the past and future of the College's nuclear research.

A campus in constant evolution – Transforming South Kensington for staff, students, and the public.

Going for gold – Explore the history of Imperial and the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Antimicrobial resistance: A silent pandemic – Explore the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, and what Imperial scientists are doing to battle it.

The world's worst COVID-19 outbreak - As India experiences the world's worst outbreak of COVID-19, Imperial researchers and students came together with partners in India to help.

The climate is our business – Meet the startups shaping our vision of The World in 2050.

In our own words – Imperial staff member share what they’ve learnt about their own mental wellbeing during lockdown.

One year, two studies, two million tests – Meet the scientists behind Imperial's REACT programme.

The UK's future energy mix – What will it look like if we're to reach Net Zero?

Biodiversity importance – The Grantham Institute explores why biodiversity is imperative to all life on the planet.

Getting to grips – Meet the makers of a new device enabling people with arm disabilities to do more.

Understanding sleep – Unlock the mysteries of sleep, including why we do it, how we can do it better and what role technology plays.

#ImperialWomen – To mark Women@Imperial Week, meet five women leaders at the College who are changing the world.

Learning from a pandemic – Meet the Imperial teachers and students reshaping education.

Decision-making under uncertainty – How Imperial researchers are developing innovative tools to maximise performance under the uncertain conditions of the real world.

Dinosaur doom – How the majestic creatures continue to teach us new things about life on Earth.

Flights of fantasy – Imperial's science fiction library is a unique window on our world – past, present and future.

We can do more – Discrimination and inequality must be challenged at all levels, and Imperial is playing its part.

Diagnosis at another (micro) level – Using nanomaterials and biosensors, Imperial is transforming the way diagnoses are made.

Extinction Day – New research is revealing exactly what happened the day the dinosaurs died.

Safe and sound – Data. Infrastructure. Borders. Imperial specialists are leading the effort to keep the nation secure.

COVID-19 lessons – Things we've learned from the year that changed the world.

It pays to be prepared – What the world can learn from COVID-19 about preparing for climate change.

Antimicrobial surfaces – Explore state-of-the-art antimicrobial surfaces, and how they can help in the fight against dangerous pathogens.

Healthcare AI – How Imperial researchers are using artificial intelligence techniques to help clinicians make faster and better decisions.

The world in a carton – How Imperial research is helping create leaner and greener global supply chains for fast-moving consumer goods.

How universities can drive an inclusive recovery – Innovation districts like the one around White City Campus could provide a place-based approach to economic recovery.

Imagine a zero waste society – what’s stopping us? Why it will take a radical system-wide solution to completely eliminate waste.

FGM in focus – Exploring Imperial’s community-centred approach to empowering conversations around female genital mutilation.

Two intersecting pandemics – How COVID-19 is laying bare structural racism and what we can do about it.

Electric mobility – Explore how the College's research is helping the world on the journey to an electric future.

Next stop: Jupiter – Explore the science behind magnetic fields and why they have the power to tell us so much about space.

Dark data. Bright light. – Professor David Hand says the data we can't see could a have a devastating impact on decision-making.

Turning convention on its head – Becoming carbon neutral by 2050 will require all parts of society to collaborate, as Imperial researchers are demonstrating. 

Seeing is believing and believing is seeing – From hologram lectures to the gamification of pure maths, technology is transforming teaching at Imperial.

Food and coronavirus – Hear from Imperial experts on how our diets have been affected by COVID-19.

COVID-19: six months on the frontline – Take a walk through some of the defining moments of Imperial's efforts to tackle the pandemic.

Social media and online harms – How can we protect young and vulnerable people?

Modelling an unprecedented pandemic – The vital role of team-based, collaborative epidemiology and disease modelling in managing pandemics.

Frontline insights – Moving stories of Imperial academics at the centre of the NHS response to COVID-19.

Pandemics and privacy – Exploring COVID-19, contact tracing apps and protecting our privacy.

Robotics revolution – Take a behind the scenes look at how robots are playing an increasingly important role in our lives.

Fighting an epidemic of misinformation – The importance of science and learning in dealing with coronavirus.

Transition to zero pollution – Can we ever eliminate pollution in all its forms?

Feed or flee – The brain cells that tell us when to eat and when to run away.

Mission to the Sun – How we are going to get a better look at our star than ever before.

Cleaner, greener plastics – How Imperial researchers are making plastics more sustainable.

More than meets the eye – Five Imperial staff and students with invisible disabilities share their stories.

Fake news – Do bots help to spread fake news? No, but they could be part of the answer. We look at the truth behind the headlines.

The search for a cure - For the past 25 years, Imperial has been at the heart of the hunt for a cure for HIV. This is the story of that search.

The cat that got the cream - As Felix turns 70, some of its leading players give us the stories behind the headlines

Antifungal resistance - Fungi are evolving, but thankfully, Imperial researchers are leading the fight to protect

9 things you can do about climate change  - How using your voice as a consumer, a customer, a member of the electorate and an active citizen, can lead to changes on a much grander scale

Turning gravity upside down - The new theory that challenges our understanding of what it is and how it works

Clean reaction - Meet the people who plan to change the world with green chemistry

Making for the future - Advanced manufacturing at Imperial

Fighting Ebola - Imperial scientists, in the lab and on the ground, are working to defeat Ebola

Faecal transplants, ‘robotic guts’ and the fight against deadly gut bugs - How a simple compound found in our gut could help to stop dangerous bacteria behind severe, and sometimes fatal, hospital infections.

Overturning Darwin's paradox - Imperial researchers are using a new approach to understand why same-sex behaviour is so common across the animal kingdom.