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UCL expert comment on EU referendum

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Round-up of recent comment from UCL experts relating to the EU referendum result.

Few setbacks after 100 days, but May's real test looms

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Oliver Patel (UCL European Institute) comments on how the Conservative government has shifted its agenda since Theresa May has become Prime Minister. Read: Deutsche Welle

Shining a light on babies’ brains for nutrition study

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Professor Clare Elwell (UCL Medical Physics and Bioengineering) is part of a research team investigating the effects of food shortages, disease and poor healthcare on the brain development of infants in The Gambia. The Bill & Melinda Gates foundation has given £2 million to support the project. Read: Evening Standard, More: Evening Standard (editorial)

Future of the A level in art history

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Professor Mark Miodownik (UCL Mechanical Engineering) discusses the benefits of a well-rounded education as he argues in favour of keeping art history as an A level subject. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'Today' (from 1 hr 50 mins 26 secs)

Medical experiments on primates

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Emeritus Professor Roger Lemon (UCL Motor Neuroscience & Movement Disorders) defends the use of primates in research. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'Today' (from 50 mins 32 secs)

Beyond Words

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Beyond Words, a part of the Bloomsbury Festival which was hosted at UCL and sponsored by UCL Culture, is discussed. Listen: BBC Radio London 'Robert Elms' (from 24 mins 4 secs)

Here’s what happened at Habitat III

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Dr Vanesa Castan Broto (UCL Bartlett Developmental Planning Unit) writes a recap of Habitat III, the United Nation’s global conference on the future of cities. Read: The Conversation

Why Big Liars Often Start Out as Small Ones

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A new study by Neil Garrett, Dr Tali Sharot and Dr Stephanie Lazzaro (UCL Experimental Psychology) finds that telling small lies desensitises our brains to the negative emotions inherent to lying, and may encourage us to tell bigger lies in the future. Read: New York Times, Listen: BBC Radio 5 live 'Up All Night' (from 26 mins 24 secs)More: Scientific American, TIME, Los Angeles Times, Washington PostDaily Mail, The Guardian, The Telegraph, ExpressThe Conversation, New Scientist (£), Huffington Post, Vox, Wired, i News

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