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LCCOS Staff Conference 2022

Lightning Talks

In this year’s Lightning Talks our colleagues from across LCCOS will present various projects and introduce you to the range of work that goes on in our department. 

Every lightning speaker will be answering a question after their talk, to ask a question or upvote other people's questions please go to Slido.

Lightning Talk 1

Ellen Frost

Commercial Hire and Bookings Manager (Bloomsbury Theatre, Studio, Paintframe and UCL Museums)

I have worked at UCL for 3.5 years in this role, having previously worked at the RSC, National Trust and Shaw Theatre. My role is to promote participation in culture across the UCL community through high quality events/activity, whether it’s as an organiser, performer/speaker or audience member, and to promote UCL excellence to the wider public.


Lighting talk: a brief intro into the process of external hires and internal UCL usage of the Theatre, Studio and Museums.


  • What activities these spaces are used for, by whom and when
  • How to apply for discounted UCL Departmental Usage of the Theatre, Studio and Museums
  • How to respond to external enquiries about these spaces
  • Who to contact and how to find out more


Lightning Talk 2

Wojciech Janik

Area Liaison Coordinator and Area Liaison Librarian for Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Eurasia

I work as an Area Liaison Coordinator and Area Liaison Librarian for Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Eurasia and am based at UCL SSEES Library. Myself and my team are responsible for academic liaison at SSEES and development of SSEES Library collections, which are UCL's Flagship Collections. I am also a committee member of COSEELIS (Council for Slavonic and East European Library and Information Services), which represent the interests of UK libraries offering services in the field of Slavonic and East European studies. I frequently participate in conferences, including Fiesole in St Peterburg, and ASEEES in Boston. My interests include Information Science, History and Culture with particular interest on Eastern Europe.  

Lighting talk: SSEES Library and the Ukrainian Conflict

Lightning Talk 3

Dr Anna Garnett 

Curator of the Petrie Museum of Egyptian and Sudanese Archaeology, UCL 

I have worked at several local, national and university museums in the UK over the past 20 years. I earned my PhD from the University of Liverpool, and have also worked on archaeological sites in Egypt and Sudan for over 10 years. I’m especially passionate about using archaeological collections in object-based learning. 

Lightning talk: Women and Hieroglyphs at UCL: A Lasting Legacy 

UCL was at the core of the development of teaching and learning ancient languages in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This short talk will present a current UCL student collaboration exploring the vital impact of female teachers and students at UCL in teaching ancient Egyptian languages, and the legacy of their work today – 200 years since the translation of hieroglyphs in 1822. 

Lightning Talk 4

Amad Uddin

Student Centre Manager

I have been managing the Student Centre since it opened in 2019, it’s open 24/7 and is one of the most amazing and varied places to work.  

Lightning talk: how the student centre has cross worked with colleagues from LCCOS

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