People and Surroundings – Impacts of Sound

Recomposing the City: How Sound Can Make Better Cities

Dr Sarah Lappin (QUB), Dr Gascia Ouzounian (Oxford University) and Rachel O’Grady (QUB) – This presentation draws on findings of a research project funded by a three year grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The project seeks to understand how sound can be understood in post-conflict cities. After several months in Berlin and Bonn researching how sound artists

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Acoustics for STEM and STEAM

Prof Keith Attenborough (OU) – This presentation explains how acoustics can provide motivation for studies in STEM subjects and beyond. Studies of hearing difficulties, home listening systems and subjective response to noise, involve psychology and sociology. Medical applications include ultrasonic scanning and surgery with high intensity focussed ultrasound. But acoustics rarely features in school teaching or in university physics and

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