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Purdah explained by Prof Robert Hazell

Professor Robert Hazell (UCL Constitution Unit) explains what is meant by the term “purdah” in politics and how it could affect government "spin" and "good news stories" ahead of the vote. Listen: BBC News More...

Published: Sep 2, 2015 3:37:24 PM

Fears that antipsychotic drugs being used as 'chemical cosh' in disability care

A study led by Dr Rory Sheehan (UCL Psychiatry) has found that large numbers of people with intellectual disabilities are being inappropriately prescribed antipsychotic drugs. Read: Guardian, More: Daily Mail, Nature, New Scientist, The Conversation More...

Published: Sep 2, 2015 9:37:22 AM

A walk of one’s own

Dr Scarlett Baron (UCL English Language & Literature) steps out in Virginia Woolf's footsteps to the river Ouse and Southease, the route she would have taken most often, to the post office. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘A Walk of One’s Own’ More...

Published: Sep 1, 2015 4:57:10 PM

Britain is falling behind in solar energy while other nations surge ahead

Professor Michael Grubb (UCL Bartlett School of Environment, Energy & Resources) says "a capricious and politicised UK energy policy” could deter investment in British energy as a whole. Read: Telegraph More...

Published: Sep 1, 2015 12:31:33 PM