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SEAHA at UCL Postgrad Open Day 6th December

Interested in finding out more about SEAHA, UCL Institute of Sustainable Heritage, and our funding opportunities? We will be at the UCL postgraduate open day from 2-7pm on 6th December.

Current SEAHA students and academics will be on hand to answer your questions and to tell you more about what it’s like studying for your MRes and PhD as a SEAHA student.

At 4pm, Dr Kalliopi Fouseki will be speaking on ‘Delivering sustainable solutions to real world cultural heritage problems – postgraduate opportunities at the UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage’  in Darwin Building lecture theatre.

Find our stall in the south cloisters (see map below) and our mobile heritage lab in the quad.

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World Science Day: SEAHA on BBC Radio Oxford

To mark World Science Day – 10th November 2017 – SEAHA student Hayley Simon appeared on BBC Radio Oxford’s breakfast show live from project partner Diamond Light Source; the UK’s national Synchrotron facility.

During her interview with the BBC’s Paul Jenner, Hayley discussed the on-going collaboration between Diamond and the Mary Rose Trust, rusty cannonballs and the role modern science plays in preserving the past.

The show will be available to listen via BBC iPlayer until December 9th 2017, with Hayley’s interview beginning 1 hour 28 minutes into the broadcast.

SEAHA Student Hayley Simon interviewed by BBC Oxford at the Mary Rose

SEAHA Student Hayley Simon interviewed by BBC Oxford at the Mary Rose

Title photo copyright Mary Rose.


SEAHA & UCL ISH student success in the October Board of Examiners

SEAHA & UCL ISH are delighted to announce that a high number of SEAHA MRes students were awarded distinctions by the Board of Examiners that met in October.

The SEAHA MRes programme received outstanding feedback from the External Examiners.  The External Examiner commented that “the teaching team should be commended for the work put into theses aspects of the dissertation” and 50% of students received overall distinctions, while the average mark for MRes dissertations was also above 70 (distinction).

We sincerely congratulate all the students for their exceptionally hard work.

The following MRes SEAHA students were awarded overall distinctions:

Bettina Sacher
An investigation into the role of variable measurement angles and smooth and textured surface states in retro-reflective microfading tests

Jennifer Richards
Modelling the future of the past: Using a cellular automaton model to assess environmental processes on earthen heritage degradation

Laura Arcidiacono
Development of a non-invasive neutron technique for the analysis of archaeological gold: a pilot study on Byzantine coins

Dzhordzhio Naldzhiev
Method development for measuring volatile organic compound (VOC) emission rates from spray foam insulation (SPF) and their interrelationship with indoor air quality (IAQ), human health and ventilation strategies

Pedro Maximo Rocha
Tensile Behaviour in Historic Tapestries. Strain Distribution Analysis and its Dependence on Woven Structure

Rosie Brigham (SEAHA aligned student)
Crowdsourcing Conservation: using citizen science to monitor heritage sites

In addition, the following two MRes SEAHA students were awarded distinctions for their dissertations:

Morena Ferreira

Determination of the impact of air velocity on water activity as a measure to prevent mould growth on historic materials

Hannah Duggan (SEAHA aligned student)

The influence of animal glue on mechanical properties of painting canvases