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British cinema-going of the 1960s

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Dr Patrick Glen (UCL History) discusses the Cultural Memory and British Cinema-Going of the 1960s project and the types of recollections the project is hoping to collect from the public. Listen: BBC Radio Sheffield ‘Rony Robinson’ (from 9 mins)

It’s not just the euro: Southern Europe is facing a major structural economic crisis

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In an opinion piece, Dr Paul Ormerod (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology) looks at how the financial crisis of 2007 to 2009 uncovered deep structural faults in most of the economies of Southern Europe. Read: City AM

Child abuse case statistics

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With statistics suggesting that only 1 in 8 cases of child sex abuse are detected, Dr Eileen Vizard (UCL Institute of Child Health) discusses how this figure can be improved on. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘PM’ (from 53 mins 30 secs)

Paris attacks spur debate on encryption, online surveillance

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Dr George Danezis (UCL Computer Science) proposed government measures to boost UK cyber security would do little to help prevent attacks like those in Paris. Read: Gulf Times

The physics of a chocolate fountain

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Adam Townsend and Dr Helen Wilson (UCL Mathematics) have used a mathematical model to explain that the falling 'curtain' of chocolate in a chocolate fountain pulls inwards rather than going straight downwards because of surface tension. Read: Daily Mail, More: Washington Post

Climate scientist Mark Maslin answers your questions

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Professor Mark Maslin (UCL Geography) answers listeners’ questions on climate change including questions on the future of aviation, kerosene and nuclear power. Listen: BBC World Service ‘Newshour’

Adults prove they're better at multitasking than teenagers

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Research led by Kathryn Mills (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) has found that adults perform better at memory tasks while being distracted by social interactions than teenagers. Read: Daily Express, More: Daily Mail, Telegraph, Shropshire Star

Universities told to stop recruiting PE teacher trainees

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Katharine Vincent (UCL Institute of Education) comments on the announcement that universities have already been told to stop recruiting trainee PE teachers for next year after reaching a newly-imposed cap level after just one month. Read: Schools Week

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