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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.


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Archive of Media headlines

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The weird ways museums are finding funding

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Jack Ashby (UCL Grant Museum of Zoology) discusses the success of the museum's comedy nights. Read: BBC News

Invasive species blamed as second biggest cause of extinctions

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Professor Tim Blackburn (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) is interviewed about his new study finding that the number of alien species is increasing globally and does not show any sign of saturation. Listen: BBC World Service 'Science in Action' (from 20 mins 54 secs), More: New Scientist (£), UCL News

The history and science of magnetic resonance imaging

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Dr Martina Callaghan (UCL Institute of Neurology) is interviewed about brain imaging. Listen: The Guardian 'A neuroscientist explains' (from 16 minutes 55 secs)

‘Flawed’ attitude to public engagement ‘lingers on’

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Professor Sandy Oliver (UCL Institute of Education) comments on a new journal, of which she is an editor, set up to spread ideas about how best to involve the public in academic research. Read: THE

Supermodel David Gandy calls on pupils to read more

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Professor Sonia Blandford (UCL Institute of Education) comments on the importance of encouraging children to read. Read: Times Educational Supplement

‘French brain drain worse than imagined’

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Dr Vincent Carpentier (UCL Institute of Education) comments on the challenges of finding work in France after completing a PhD in another country. Read: THE

One Job the Robots Can Have: Cleaning Nuclear Waste

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Dr Paul Dorfman (UCL Energy Institute) comments on the long-term challenges of cleaning up nuclear sites. Read: Bloomberg

How poundshops ‘dupe you into spending more’

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Dr Dimitrios Tsivrikos (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) comments on why poundshops appeal to many consumers. Read: The Sun

Web giants profit from anti-vaccine fraud’s video

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Professor Helen Bedford (UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health) comments on the lack of scientific evidence supporting an anti-vaccination documentary. Read: The Times (£)

The rule of six that governs why and how we Brits queue

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Professor Adrian Furnham (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) was commissioned to do a study into queueing habits. Read: The Telegraph, More: BBC News, The Times, Daily Mail, Mirror, The Guardian

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