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Listeners questions on astrophysics

Dr Andrew Pontzen (UCL Physics & Astronomy) answers listeners’ questions about the force of gravity, the size of stars, the volume of matter and more. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘BBC Inside Science’ (from 15 mins 22 secs) More...

Published: Nov 27, 2015 2:17:36 PM

What does a memory in my brain look like?

Dr Hugo Spiers (UCL Experimental Psychology) and Dr Aidan Horner (UCL Clinical & Experimental Epilepsy) explain the parts of the brain needed to make a memory. Read: New Scientist (£)

Published: Nov 27, 2015 10:36:28 AM

Shanghai teaching method 'could improve UK results within four years'

John Jerrim (UCL Institute of Education) comments on the Shanghai project, a Shanghai-England teacher exchange which aims to raise English pupils’ maths skills. Read: Guardian More...

Published: Nov 27, 2015 10:16:58 AM

Poverty and ill health on the rise

The latest Marmot Indicators for health inequalities, by Professor Michael Marmot (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health), show that increasing numbers of people are poor and in ill health, despite more finding work. Read: Times (£), More: Daily Mail, Telegraph More...

Published: Nov 27, 2015 10:15:26 AM