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Elements: Lead

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Professor Andrea Sella (UCL Chemistry) explains the unique properties of lead that have made it so useful in everything from radiation protection to glassware. Listen: BBC World Service 'Elemental Business' (from 2 mins 11 secs)

Julius Caesar

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Professor Maria Wyke (UCL Greek & Latin) joins Melvyn Bragg to discuss the life, work and reputation of Julius Caesar. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘In Our Time’

Simon Cane appointed Director of Public and Cultural Engagement at UCL

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Simon Cane, the deputy director of Birmingham Museums Trust, is to join UCL in the new year as director of public and cultural engagement. Read: Museums Association, More: UCL News

World university rankings 2014: London institutions boost UK standing

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UCL has been ranked 22nd in the world in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2014-15. Read: City A.M, More: THE, Telegraph

Could you be overdosing on paracetamol?

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Professor Kevin Moore (UCL Liver and Digestive Health) explains the dangers of accidently overdosing on paracetamol. Read: Daily Mail

Adelaide run operation up for a tender extraction

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Professor Stephen Porter (UCL Eastman Dental Institute) and David Travers (UCL Australia) comment on the tender for the contract to operate Adelaide’s dental hospital. Read: The Australian (£)

Blame groupthink – not lack of regulation – for Tesco’s accounting crisis

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Professor Paul Ormerod and Dr David Tuckett (both UCL Brain Sciences) explain why diversity within management rather than tighter regulations may be key to avoiding accounting problems in the corporate sector. Read: City AM

Life in the volcanic danger zone: how well can scientists predict eruptions?

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Professor Bill McGuire (UCL Earth Sciences) discusses the importance of predicting future volcano eruptions to save lives but says this "Holy Grail for volcanologists" is likely to remain some way off. Read: Guardian

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