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Feynman's legacy

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Professor Jon Butterworth (UCL Physics & Astronomy) discusses Richard Feynman's legacy as a scientist and science communicator and also his sexist attitude towards women. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'BBC Inside Science' (from 21 mins)

EU GDPR email marketing changes

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Michael Veale (UCL Engineering, Science, Technology and Public Policy) explains changes to email marketing and personal data collection as a result of the EU GDPR. Listen: BBC Radio 5 live '5 live drive' (from 2 hrs 42 mins 20 secs)

To emoji or not to emoji?

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Ian Cushing (UCL English Language & Literature) says linguistic snobbery around the use of emojis promotes a prescriptive view of language. Read: TES (£)

Two-speed housing market thrives in St John’s Wood

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Dr Gabriel Moshenska (UCL Institute of Archaeology) comments on post-war building activity and demolitions in St John's Wood, London. Read: FT (£)

China is becoming more tolerant of some regional Han languages

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Professor Li Wei (UCL Institute of Education) says Chinese support for local languages may help the country's efforts to woo overseas Chinese. Read: Economist (£)

Exploring dementia through art and science

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Professor Sebastian Crutch (UCL Institute of Neurology) is the director of Created Out of Mind, a collective that explores the impact of dementia on the creative mind and how arts can help communicate personal stories. Read: BBC News

This artist is dressing people up as viruses for a London exhibition

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Professor Greg Towers (UCL Infection & Immunity) is collaborating with a London-based artist who is exploring viruses and culture in art. Read: Evening Standard

Image of mad genius not so crazy after all

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Professor Sonia Johnson (UCL Psychiatry) comments on research suggesting a link between creativity and mental health disorders. Read: Times (£)

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