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EU membership and UK Science

12 May 2016
The science and research community in the UK is one of the strongest in the world, even as it faces growing international competition since the 1970s. During that time, the UK has also been engaged in European integration. But is there a connection between EU membership and the performance of UK science and research? More...

Starts: May 12, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Concepts of Passions and Politics

3 June 2016
Looking at specific situations of political action, this international workshop - part of our Passionate Politics projects - will explore how the passions are linked to politics in theories, languages, symbolic systems, and vocabularies.
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Starts: Jun 3, 2016 12:00:00 AM

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UCL in the Press

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

Paris climate deal 'our best chance to save the planet', says Obama

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13 December 2015
“Time will reveal the true nature of the Paris Agreement. From epic turning point, to naïve expression of hope, it is the real-world actions that follow that will decide,” said Professor Chris Rapley, a leading climate scientist from UCL.

Rapid rise in diabetes linked to spread of urbanisation

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14 November 2015
David Napier, professor of medical anthropology at UCL suggests that, by focusing on medical factors, traditional research had failed to capture “the social and cultural drivers” that made urban populations especially vulnerable to type 2 diabetes.

UK Government's energy policy 'reset' is damaging

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18 November 2015
Professor Paul Ekins (UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources) says cuts to renewables and a new programme to build more gas-fired power stations is damaging for investors and means the UK is unlikely to meet its carbon reduction targets. 

In-work benefits for migrants

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10 November 2015
Professor Christian Dustmann (UCL CReAM) comments on David Cameron’s demand to curb EU migrants’ access to in-work benefits as part of the EU reform...

Stars of David on the headstones, shrapnel on the ground - how a generation came face-to-face with WWI

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9 November 2015
The First World War Centenary Battlefield Tours Programme, which is run by the UCL Institute of Education, aims to enable teachers and pupils from every state-funded secondary school in the country to develop a deeper understanding of the Great War...

1960s Cinema Going

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8 November 2015
Patrick Glen (UCL History) discusses how studying cinema going in the 1960s can provide an impression of the decade and people’s everyday lives...

Echenique prevented from traveling to UCL EI event by UK visa rules

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28 October 2015

Our event with Podemos architect Pablo Echenique on 26 October was cancelled as he was unable to travel to London  due to visa complications. He told the story of what happened on on the UCL EI Britain & Europe blog. The story also featured on the front page of the Times Higher magazine. UCL EI's Claudia Sternberg was also interviewed for an article on the subject in The Huffington Post.

Calculating Ada: The Countess of Computing

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1 October 2015
Dr Hannah Fry (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis) tells the story of Ada Lovelace, a 19th-century countess whose work helped give rise to the modern era of computing. A BBC Four documentary.

From rockets to space toilets: unique exhibition celebrates Soviet cosmonauts

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1 October 2015
The Science Museum's new exhibition celebrating Russia’s huge achievements in space gives us all something to treasure as space exploration wouldn’t be so advanced today without it, says Professor Andrew Coates (UCL Space & Climate Physics)

Do we need to improve security in Europe?

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1 September 2015
Following the attempted attack on a high speed train in France, Dr Hervé Borrion (UCL Security & Crime Science) explains what this might mean for European security and train travel

Dr Victoria Solomonidis on Radio 4

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16 September 2015
Dr Victoria Solomonidis, Teaching Fellow at CenTraS, discusses Melina Mercouri with Maggie Ayre on Radio 4's programme, Great Lives:

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