Media Relations

Twitter iconYouTube iconFacebook iconSoundCloud

Call us: +44 (0)20 7679 9041

The UCL Media Relations team is the university’s central press office.

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

More contact information


Please note: we cannot take responsibility for pages maintained by external providers. Although we try to ensure links are up to date, it is possible older links may break or expire.

Archive of Media headlines

<< 2017 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 2019 >>

Air pollution worse inside London classrooms than outside, study finds

Publication date:

Professor Dejan Mumovic and Dr Esfandiar Burman (UCL Bartlett School of Environment, Energy & Resources) have co-authored a report showing air pollution for children in London is worse inside the classroom than outside. Read: Guardian

Blood test may predict who is most at risk for diabetes

Publication date:

Professor Mika Kivimaki (UCL Institute of Epidemiology & Public Health) comments on a new study showing that a blood test could be used to predict susceptibility to diabetes. Read: Reuters

UK military fears robots learning war from video games

Publication date:

Dr Steven Murdoch (UCL Computer Science) the prospect of robots training themselves in battle tactics by playing video games to launch cyber-attacks is still a remote one. Read: BBC News

Many like to switch off by playing sport but don't shy away from a marathon of the mind

Publication date:

Free public lectures, including the ones given at UCL, provide people with opportunities to plot their own intellectual journeys. Read: New Statesman (£)

Agatha Christie: world’s first historical whodunnit was inspired by 4,000 year-old letters

Publication date:

Agatha Christie's friendship with Egyptologist Stephen Glanville, a professor at UCL, prompted her to turn to Egypt for creative inspiration. Read: The Conversation, More: Metro

Germany reclaimed: Berlin's Jewish revival

Publication date:

Professor Michael Berkowitz (UCL Hebrew & Jewish Studies) comments on Jewish migration to Germany after the Berlin wall came down. Read: New Statesman (£)

Jurors from 'gruesome' trials welcome report recommending counselling

Publication date:

Professor Cheryl Thomas (UCL Laws) says the overwhelming majority of jurors in England and Wales come away saying they found the experience interesting, educational, and informative. Read: ABC News

One in eight people set to have type 2 diabetes by 2045, says study

Publication date:

Professor David Napier (UCL Anthropology) has led a study showing one in eight people in the world will have type 2 diabetes by 2045 if obesity continues to climb at the present rate. Read: Guardian, More: Mail Online, Sun, Telegraph, Yahoo News

Renationalising Britain’s railways – EU law not a barrier

Publication date:

Nicole Badstuber (UCL Civil, Environmental & Geomatic Engineering) outlines how Britain could return its railways to the public sector, drawing on examples from Europe. Read: The Conversation, More: Yahoo News

Teaching AI in schools could equip students for the future

Publication date:

Professor Rose Luckin comments on the acquisition of AI education and digital skills by school students, saying encouraging 'overall computational thinking' is more critical than the basic knowledge of learning to code. Read: Raconteur

<< 2017 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 2019 >>