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

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The dark web

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Dr Steven Murdoch (UCL Computer Science) explains how the dark web can be used for the sale of illegal goods. Listen: BBC 5 live ‘5 live Drive’ (from 1 hour 6 mins)

Sale of Northampton’s Sekhemka statue

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Professor Stephen Quirke (UCL Archaeology) explains why the sale of Northampton’s Sekhemka statue sets a dangerous precedent. Listen: BBC Northampton ‘Rob Adcock’ (from 1 hour 5 mins)

Affluent children reach top universities no matter the system

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A study co-led by Professor John Jerrim (UCL Institute of Education) has found that the varying design of higher education systems around the world has little impact on the ability of privileged families to dominate access to elite universities. Read: THE (£)

Robotic playground looks for fun

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William Bondin (UCL Bartlett School of Architecture) has developed an interactive climbing frame that can roam designated play areas searching for children to play with it. Watch: BBC News

Bartlett set for Olympic park move

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UCL Bartlett has announced plans to move into 3,000m² of studio space within the transformed Olympic broadcast centre, Here East. Read: Architects Journal (£), Building Design (£)

Quarter of cancer patients losing faith in NHS because of late diagnosis

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An analysis of survey data, led by Dr Georgios Lyratzopoulos (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health), has found that if it takes more than three visits to a GP before a referral, cancer patients are more likely to be dissatisfied with their overall care. Read: Telegraph, More: Daily Mail, Huffington Post

Bartlett students create King’s Cross urban garden

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Students from the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture have created a new urban garden in the centre of Argent’s King’s Cross redevelopment in London. Read: Architects Journal (£)

Coding 'transplant' could revolutionise programming

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A team of researchers from UCL Computer Science, led by Professor Mark Harman (UCL Computer Science), has developed a process which automatically “transplants” code from one piece of software to another for the first time. Read: Wired

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