A Global Village


Launching ANGLE
9 July 2015

The team at A Global Village are excited to announce that we are becoming ANGLE – and have launched a brand new website www.anglejournal.com aimed at reaching a global audience.

Following in the footsteps of A Global Village, ANGLE journal will focus on the intersection of science, policy and politics in an evolving and complex world. Tackling global challenges, one issue at a time. #whatsyourangle

IGHI hosts a talk by Pieter Degeling on May 1
19 April 2014

The Institute of Global Health Innovation and the Centre for Global Health Research at Imperial College will host a talk by Professor Pieter Degeling on May 1 on How Culture and Historically Embedded Organisational Practices Shape Room for Manoeuvre in Hospital from 18:00 to 19:00 in the Roger Bannister Lecture Theatre, Imperial College London Medical School Building, St Mary's Campus. Please register here.

TEDMED Live London - April 21st 2014 at the Royal Albert Hall
9 November 2013

TEDMED Live London will curate a spectacular and provocative programme of talks on the world’s most famous stage. It will host a broadcast of TEDMED straight from the Kennedy Center stage in Washington, combined with world-renowned speakers on the stage of the Royal Albert Hall itself.

Following the annual TED Conference’s lead to explore technology, entertainment and design, TEDMED Live London will feature inspiring short talks and stunning artistic performances that celebrate the power of unexpected connections to create exciting possibilities. It will showcase a neuroscientist combining her talk with theatrical performance; a surgeon who was inspired by paintings from the 16th century; and performances from a group who entertained millions at the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony.

Tickets are available now via the website. It is unreserved seating.

Next Generation Global Health Innovators - Student Challenges 2013
9 November 2013

Every year, the Institute of Global Health Innovation give students of Imperial College the opportunity to showcase their research and win prize money to fund their project, which can be relating to any aspect of global health innovation. The 2013 Dragon’s Den style contest will take place Wednesday 27th November 2013, Lecture Theatre 145, Huxley Building. To reserve your place, complete the event registration.

Past entries have focused on various health challenges such as aiding patients with physical disabilities in resource-poor settings, improved sanitation and hygiene, tackling chronic diseases and diagnostics for infectious diseases. Last year’s winning entry was from John Chetwood, a fifth year medical student at the College.

ICSM Society of Research and Academia (SORA) National Conference 2013
9 November 2013

ICSM SORA invites you to its second annual National Conference on the 26th of November 2013!
The two day event will include:  Talks from eminent and inspiring academics, including internationally renowned Professor Robert Souhami, Emeritus Professor of Medicine at University College London; Workshops run by academics on a range of useful topics; Poster and Oral presentations of students' research; refreshments provided throughout the conference; and an informal dinner for delegates on the Saturday evening at Imperial College Union.

Freshers' Meeting - Monday 14th October 6:30pm
7 October 2013

Our introductory meeting for everyone interested in joining the team will be held on Monday 14th October at 6.30pm, in SALC1 (Seminar and Learning Centre), Level 5 Sherfield Building, South Kensington Campus. 

It will be a great networking opportunity for people interested in global health, international affairs and policy, so come along, meet the team and see how to get involved in editing, design or PR! 

Combating NCDs in Low and Middle Income Countries
6 September 2013

Would you like to hear about the work of a network of 11 centres from low and middle income countries working on NCD? 

Join C3 Collaborating for Health, the UnitedHealth Chronic Disease Initiative, and Imperial College London's Institute of Global Health Innovation (IGHI) for a special half day event on Friday 4th October 2013 from 9:30-12:30 at The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG.

To register, contact Remick Kang r.kang@imperial.ac.uk. More information is available here.

Wellcome Trust Centre for Global Health Research’s Inaugural Meeting
21 August 2013

The Wellcome Trust Centre for Global Health Research will be holding it's inaugural meeting on Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th September. The two day meeting will include talks from many senior Imperial College academics as well as prominent academics from partner institutions in South Africa, The Gambia, Kenya, Thailand, Peru, Kenya and Uganda. Themes will include HIV and TB, malaria, neglected tropical diseases and non-communicable diseases, child health, and viral diseases among others.

If you wish to attend this meeting, more information is available here.

New Themes Out Now!
6 April 2013

Themes for the next issue out now!

- Technology for Democracy
- Space: The Next Suburbia?
- Bio-Tech

The submission deadline is June 15th - get in touch soon with article ideas!

More details available here.

Institute of Global Health Innovation Student Challenges Competition
25 April 2013

The Institute of Global Health Innovation is pleased to announce a new deadline of May 31st for the Student Challenges competition with a prize of £5,000 to fund projects from across the College that address international health issues. 

More information is available here.

Neglected Tropical Diseases and IC's Schistosomiasis Control Initiative on Comic Relief
19 March 2013

Check out the appeal video, and donate here!

Royal Society of Medicine Global Health Young Leaders Award
14 December 2012

Win a grant of £500 towards a medical elective or overseas project! For your chance to win, write a 3,000-word essay on ‘Improving the Health of Individuals and Nations.’ The top 5 essays will also receive a free year’s RSM Student membership (or free renewal). Deadline: Thursday 28 February 2013

Full details here.

IMPACT Conference December 11th
2 December 2012

There are less than 10 days to go until the IMPACT Conference on December 11th! Make sure you have registered and check out programme info here.

We are looking forward to welcoming you for an exciting and interactive evening of talks and workshops on Science, Policy and Politics with some of the UK's leading experts in areas such as science communication, global health, climate change, cyber-security and much much more!

MP Adam Afriyie confirmed for keynote speech on December 11th
30 October 2012

The team at AGV are delighted to announce that Adam Afriyie MP will give the keynote speech for our December 11th Impact conference on policy, politics and science. Mr Afriyie is currently Conservative MP for Windsor, former Shadow Minister of State for Science and Innovation,  a graduate of Imperial College and an advocate of evidence-based policy making.

The speech will be held on December 11th at 6pm in the Lecture Theatre 2 (LT2) at the IC Business School on Exhibition Road, SW7 2AZ. Please register here.

Impact: Policy, Politics and Science Conference on December 11th
25 October 2012

We are excited to announce that we will be hosting an evening conference on Dec 11 on Policy, Politics and Science. It will be introduced by a key-note speaker followed by multiple participatory workshops on topics ranging from global health, poverty and the environment to innovative technology for development, cyber-security and nuclear disarmament.

Many thanks to O2 Think Big for their funding support!

More information is available on the events page. Please register here.

Monday Editorial Meetings
14 October 2012

Monday editorial meetings will start at 6.30pm in SALC 9, Sherfield Building from October 15th onwards. Please get in touch with us at aglobalvillage@imperial.ac.uk if you would like to come along, we are always looking for new enthusiastic team members!

Freshers Editorial Meeting October 8th
27 September 2012

We will be hosting an introductory freshers editorial meeting on October 8th at 6pm, SALC 1, Level 5 Sherfield Building. Come along, meet the team and see how to get involved in editing, design, or PR!

Support us!
24 September 2012

Imperial students - please join the Magazine Society here to support us!

Freshers Issue and November Deadline
16 September 2012

The Freshers issue of A Global Village will be out on October 2nd - come and find us at stand M3 at the Freshers Fair in Metric! The first draft deadline for the January issue is November 15th, more information on key topics is available here.

The Vincent Briscoe Annual Security Lecture: Defining the legal and ethical boundaries of the cyber frontier
26 September 2012

Ex-Secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security, the Hon. Michael Chertoff, delivers the 2012 Vincent Briscoe Annual Security Lecture hosted by the Institute for Security Science and Technology on 17 Oct, 17:30 - 18:30, Lecture Theatre G16, Sir Alexander Fleming Building. More details and registration available here.

Submissions for Issue 8 - Autumn 2012
1 June 2012

The submission deadlines and themes for Issue 8 to be published in early October are online here.

We are looking forward to receiving your articles!

Global Health Short Course
1 June 2012

The Schistosomiasis Control Initiative at Imperial College will run a short course on Global Health from 25 June – 29 June 2012, open to Imperial and non-Imperial medical students. Experts in global health as well as guest speakers will cover topics ranging from international health care and the role of pharma to working with the media!

Please sign up early by registering with Nikki Whitelock at n.whitelock@imperial.ac.uk

Panel discussion on Cyber Security: From Bombs to Bots - Security in the Cyber Sphere
1 March 2012

March 21st at 6pm, Lecture Theatre 1 (LT1), IC Business School

An important and growing issue, cyber-crime and attack represents a threat in many varied guises not least due to the increasing dependence of national infrastructure on ICT. Chaired by Jay Abbott, the panel will be composed of Prof. Chris Hankin, Judy Baker, David Livingstone MBE and Henry Harrison.

Please see here for more details and registration. Limited space only!

Editorial Leadership Programme
3 January 2012

Do you have the skills to run a policy and international affairs focused journal?

Can you commit time and energy to the continued success of A Global Village?

If so, A Global Village is recruiting for it's new Editorial Leadership Programme to begin end February — and we are looking for you!

For more information see here. We look forward to receiving your application.

Panel discussion on Nation Building: The Role of the West in African Health, Development and Governance
3 October 2011

October 20th 2011 at 6pm, Lecture Theatre 2 (LT2), IC Business School

The panel discussion will focus on the role of the developed world, including both governments and NGOs, in African health ranging from the building of primary healthcare systems to administering mass vaccination and treatment programmes and trauma care. Chaired by Prof. Alan Fenwick OBE, the panel will be composed of Prof. David Heymann CBE, Prof. Moses Bockarie and Andrew Jack.

Please see here for more details and registration.

Freshers' Event & Launch of New Issue
1 October 2011

October 13th at 6pm, LT 311, Huxley Building

Please come along to our Launch-Freshers event on October 13th. Contributors, potential team members and AGV supporters are invited to join us for a few short presentations from past contributors on their work and the importance of communicating it to a broader community. There will also be an opportunity to learn about how the journal operates, and we will celebrate the launch of the new issue over a few drinks.

Panel discussion on Big Pharma and Global Health: The Role of Intellectual Property
23 February 2011

March 7th at 6pm, Lower Ground Square LT (LGS), IC Business School

A Global Village will host a panel discussion to address the issues surrounding the role of intellectual property rights and the pharmaceutical industry in global health with representatives from GlaxoSmithKline, DfID, Wellcome Trust and Médecins Sans Frontières.

Please see here for more details.

Panel debate on Is the Future Nuclear?
1 February 2011

Feb 17th at 6pm, Lower Ground Square LT (LGS), IC Business School

A Global Village will host a panel discussion on Is the Future Nuclear? with a panel composed of Prof. Jim Skea OBE, Director of UK Energy Research Centre, Prof. Gordon MacKerron, Chair of UK Committee on Radioactive Waste Management and Prof. James Marrow, Co-director of the Programme in Nuclear & Energy Materials, Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford, chaired by Neil Hirst, Senior Policy Fellow in Energy Mitigation and Climate Change at the Grantham Institute for Climate Change. Come and join the debate!

Discuss the Global Food Crisis with the Experts
1 October 2010

Oct 20th Panel Debate at Imperial College with the World Food Programme

A Global Village and the World Food Programme will host a panel discussion on the Global Food Crisis on Wednesday, October 20th at 6pm in the Read Lecture Theatre, Sherfield. Chaired by Prof. Alan Fenwick OBE, the panel will be composed of Prof. Peter Smith, Prof. Helen Ward and Dr. Martin Bloem, Chief for Nutrition and HIV/AIDS Policy at the UN World Food Programme in Rome. Can science and innovation help tackle global food shortages? Come and join in the debate!

This event is supported by the IC Energy Group, Fairtrade Society, Model United Nations, i,Science and Medsin Imperial.

Read more here.