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Jeremy Bentham and the escaped convicts

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Memorandoms of James Martin

The most well-known escape of prisoners transported from England to Australia in the 18th Century has been brought to life, thanks to handwritten accounts by the convicts unearthed in the collections of the philosopher Jeremy Bentham at UCL and now published online for the first time.

Tribute to Captain Jerry Roberts MBE

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Captain Jerry Roberts at UCL

Captain Jerry (Raymond C.) Roberts – one of the last of a top World War Two codebreaking team at Bletchley Park – has died, aged 93, following a short illness. Professor Susanne Kord (UCL German) pays tribute below:

UCL student presents racing eight boat to University of London Boat Club

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Prize Presentation

A top-of-the-range racing eight was presented to University of London Boat Club (ULBC) last week as part of the Parmigiani Spirit Award won by UCL student and captain of the ULBC James Cook.

Cohort training keeps UK ahead

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Professor David Bogle

Professor David Bogle, Head of the UCL Graduate School and Chair of the League of European Research Universities Doctoral Studies Community, welcomes the support for more Centres for Doctoral Training announced in the UK Budget.

Dame DeAnne Julius appointed next Chair of UCL Council

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Dame DeAnne Julius

Dame DeAnne Julius has today been named as the next Chair of UCL Council – taking over from the current Chair, Sir Stephen Wall, with effect from 1 October 2014.

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