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We connect journalists to expert academics and promote UCL research and teaching throughout the global media.

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House of Lords appointments

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Professor Meg Russell (UCL Constitution Unit) discusses the need to regulate appointments to the House of Lords. Read: BBC News, More: Guardian, Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Today’ (from 1 hour 15 mins)

New UCL collection of Jewish pamphlets catalogues history of Jews in Britain

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A new archive project, Uncovering UCL’s Jewish Pamphlet Collections, has catalogued over 4000 pamphlets from UCL Special Collections covering a wide range of subjects throughout the field of Jewish Studies. Read: Jewish Chronicle

University managerialism ‘can boost academic freedom’

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Professor Michael Shattock (UCL Institute of Education) comments on the effect managerialism could have on academic culture. Read: THE (£)

Are attitudes changing to the 1.4m people in the UK with a learning disability?

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Dr Katrina Scior (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology) explains the double standard in public attitudes towards people with a learning disability. Read: The Conversation

Solved: the mystery of why it’s impossible to pull apart interleaved phone books

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Dr Gavin Hesketh (UCL Physics & Astronomy) explains why it’s impossible to pull apart two interleaved phone books. Read: The Conversation

OCD: A Monster in my mind

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Professor Uta Frith (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) meets the people living with OCD, looks at the therapy available and asks what neuroscience can offer by way of a cure. Watch: BBC Two ‘Horizon’

Emerging market turbulence to hit luxury London property

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Professor Peter Rees (UCL Bartlett School of Planning) comments on overseas property investment and the effect the recent market turmoil in Asia may have on the high-end housing market in London. Read: WSJ (£)

Tropical forests will still exist in 2100 – but they will be a sorry sight

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Dr Simon Lewis (UCL Geography) examines whether we are heading for mass extinctions in tropical forests. Read: The Conversation

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