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SUMMER BREAK

July-September 2016
As every year, the Institute will hold no public events over the summer term. Our programme is set to resume in October. More...

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Building the Brexit team

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16 July 2016
Dr Nicholas Wright (UCL Political Science) comments on the issues behind staffing needs for the bureaucratic work required, following the decision to leave the EU...

There is turmoil ahead, but UK scientists can weather the post-Brexit storm

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14 July 2016
Dr Jenny Rohn (UCL Medicine) discusses how science can adapt following the UK's decision to leave the European Union...

UCL EI's Uta Staiger on BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking

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30 June 2016
Our executive director Dr Uta Staiger was on BBC Radio 3's flagship arts and ideas programme Free Thinking on 29 June 2016 to put Brexit into (historical) context.

Letters: Both Remain and Leave are propagating falsehoods at public expense

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14 June 2016
Both sides of the arguments being put forward by those campaigning for and against leaving the EU are misleading, according to a letter organised by Dr Alan Renwick (UCL Constitution Unit)...

Brexit backfire? UK actually has more ‘energy sovereignty’ inside the EU than out

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9 June 2016
Professor Paul Ekins (UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources) explains why energy isolation would be more expensive and less secure for the UK...

Anthill 2: Brexit special

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8 June 2016
In a new podcast featuring a range of academic voices, Professor Ian Preston (UCL Economics) says voters should look at both sides of the migration coin.

Brexit vote 'could cost UK universities tens of millions in student fees'

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6 June 2016
Professor Michael Arthur (UCL President & Provost) warns that UK university courses may become unaffordable to many Europeans if Britain leaves the EU.

UCL economists warn of historic economic risks from Brexit

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23 May 2016
47 economists from the UCL Department of Economics, ranked first in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, have added their voices to a warning that the economic costs of Brexit would be high.

Latest migration figures make no economic case for Brexit

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27 May 2016
In an op-ed piece, Professor Ian Preston (UCL Economics) writes that although the latest figures show a slight rise in migration to the UK, there is nothing new to get excited about...

Brexit would threaten world-class British research

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18 May 2016
Commenting on EU funding for cancer research, Professor Tariq Enver (UCL Cancer Institute) said: “The European research council is a tremendous source of funding for UK cancer research projects that might not otherwise be funded”...

What would Brexit mean for immigration?

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10 May 2016
Professor Christian Dustmann (UCL CReAM) explains his research into the impact of immigration on wages...

Inglorious Isolation: A European's History of Britain

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4 April 2016
Dr Lucia Rinaldi (UCL SELCS) discusses the portrayal of the British in Italian cinema and the depiction of Italy in British films.

Britain on the brink of blackouts for four winters

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31 March 2016
Professor Michael Grubb (UCL Bartlett School of Environment, Energy & Resources) says he believes the demand-supply margin for energy is still very close but the system is more flexible than people think...

As more immigrants arrive, some Britons want to show them and EU the door

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14 March 2016
Professor Christian Dustmann (UCL CReAM) says that judging the negative effects of immigration by easy comparisons, such as the effect of cheap labour on wages, is naïve.

Why We Post

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7 March 2016
A team of UCL anthropologists, led by Professor Daniel Miller (UCL Anthropology), have carried out a global project examining how local populations behave and interact across social media channels and how social media impacts on our lives.

Sorry Boris, a vote to leave means we leave

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1 March 2016
In an opinion piece, Dr Alan Renwick (UCL Constitution Unit) says the EU rules are crystal clear: a referendum vote to get out would mean Brexit, not talks on a new deal...

Wales devolution

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1 March 2016
Alan Trench (UCL Constitution Unit) comments on a report by the Welsh Affairs Select Committee that suggest the Wales devolution bill should be subject to a "pause".

Tomas Sedlacek: The Economics of Good and Evil

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26 January 2016
Evan Davis interviews the Czech economist, Tomas Sedlacek, on the economics of good and evil as part of the 100th anniversary celebrations for UCL SSEES. 

UK universities ‘should provide targeted support for refugee students’

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25 January 2016
A new paper by Dr Georgina Brewis (UCL Institute of Education) suggests that universities could play a pivotal role in tackling the Syrian refugee crisis and that a sector-wide approach to supporting refugees would be more effective than individual schemes

The cyber-attack on Ukraine’s power grid is a warning of what’s to come

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18 January 2016
Professor Steve Hailes and PhD candidate, Nilufer Tuptuk (both UCL Computer Science) explain why the cyber-attack that brought down a city's power supply in Ukraine is a cautionary tale for what lies ahead.

Germany and Refugees

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18 January 2016
Professor Christian Dustmann (UCL CReAM) explains some of the challenges faced by Germany as a result of refugee migration

Dutch lead European push to flip journals to open access

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8 January 2016
Dr Paul Ayris (UCL Library Services) says steps taken by the Association of Universities in the Netherlands are “great step forward to an Open Access world”.

A lasting legacy to the First World War

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7 January 2016
The First World War Centenary Battlefields Tour, a free school programme run by the UCL Institute of Education, continues this year, with thousands of students having already taken part.

Britain facing steeper emissions cuts

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14 December 2015, The Times (£)
Professor Simon Lewis (UCL Geography) said: “To meet a target of well below 2C above pre-industrial levels will require leaving the vast majority of fossil fuel reserves in the ground”

Paris climate deal: reaction from the experts

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13 December 2015
Even if this agreement is accepted in Paris, plenty of opportunities remain for governments to change and for legislatures to fail to ratify. It will be particularly difficult to deal with the US Congress. Ilan Kelman, UCL

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