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Archive of Media headlines

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UK must stay open to foreign students

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The FT applauds UCL’s “hunger for innovation” and says that universities must continue to be allowed to recruit top students and staff, whatever their origin. Read: Financial Times (£)

Women doctors will soon outnumber men

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"Although women make up the majority of the medical student population they are still under-represented at the top”, says Professor Jane Dacre (UCL Medical School). Read: Daily Mail, More: BBC Radio 4 Today, Independent, Student BMJ

University Challenge

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UCL play the University of Warwick for a place in the quarter-finals of the popular quiz University Challenge. Watch: BBC2 'University Challenge'

The incredible shrinking laboratory or 'lab-on-a-chip'

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Professor Tom Duke (UCL Physics & Astronomy) talks about a chip he’s developing that can detect whether a blood sample contains HIV in the field. Read: Guardian

Science Weekly: Your beating heart

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Dr Kevin Fong (UCL Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology) talks about the physiology, chemistry and dynamics of this remarkable organ. Listen: Guardian

Knowing me, knowing you

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Alumni Polly Stenham and Victoria Williams on their relationship, and how they met at UCL. Read: Independent

Don't blame older folks for NHS crisis

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The NHS may be in trouble, but those who blame our ‘ageing population’ are missing the big picture, says Professor Steve Iliffe (UCL Primary Care & Population Health). Read: Morning Star

Brawling ex-con to painter, after a stroke

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Dr Mark Lythgoe (UCL Centre for Biomedical Imaging) and Professor Sophie Scott (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) on how strokes can change personality and behaviour. Read: The Times (£)

He wrestled naked with art. Sometimes he won

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Ken Russell was nothing without the power to offend. But he changed the cultural landscape, says Professor John Sutherland (UCL English Language & Literature). Read: The Times (£)

Crunch Time Is Coming for U.K.'s Green Commitment

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Professor Paul Ekins (UCL Energy Institute) comments on the government’s current climate change policies, and its tackling of greenhouse gas emissions. Read: New York Times/International Herald Tribune

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