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Colonial Australia's foundation is stained with the profits of British slavery

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Political scientist and historian Clinton Fernandes’s new book draws on information from UCL’s Legacies of British Slave-ownership database – a resource that aims to publicly record those Britons who profited from slavery. Read: Guardian

Contact lens users warned over rare infection that causes blindness

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Professor John Dart (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology) has found that contact lens wearers are at a higher risk of developing Acanthamoeba keratitis – a rare infection which can cause blindness. Read: Evening Standard, More: Sky News, Independent, Daily Mail, CNN, Metro, Yahoo, ITV News, Mirror, Huffington Post, Express, Teen VogueUCL News

Referendum on final deal before Brexit?

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Dr Alan Renwick (UCL Political Science) explains what would have to happen to trigger a further referendum. Read: Guardian, Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘The Briefing Room’

‘Heavy metal community is ‘inclusive’ and ‘governed by mosh etiquette’.

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PhD student Lindsay Bishop's (UCL Anthropology) study is the first ethnography of its kind to focus on live heavy metal performance from the perspectives of both audience and musician. Read: Daily Mail, More: Telegraph (£), iNews, MirrorUCL News

Baby-boomers expect kids to care for them when they're sick

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Professor Diana Kuh (UCL MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing) is the co-author of a study which found that three in four baby-boomers with children expect one of their kids to help care for them when their health fails in old age. Read: Reuters

Does Stoptober work?

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Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health), was part of a team of researchers who examined the effectiveness of the campaign in its first year in 2012 and said that the public health campaign is "incredibly good value for money". Read: Daily Mail

Don’t trust algorithms to predict child-abuse risk

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Professor Ruth Gilbert and Rachel Pearson (UCL Institute of Child Health) discuss the potential risks in using algorithms to predict child-abuse risk. Read: Guardian

George Orwell’s personal archive added to UNESCO register

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The Orwell Papers, housed at UCL Special Collections have been inscribed to the UNESCO Memory of the World International Register. The register is the archival equivalent of UNESCO’s world heritage sites. Read: Guardian, More: Yahoo, UCL News

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