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The UCL Media Relations team is the university’s central press office.


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The Congress of Vienna

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Professor Kathleen Burke (UCL History) is discussing the history, impact and legacy of the Congress of Vienna with the presenter. Listen: Radio 4 'In Our Time' (from 4 mins, 5 secs)

BBC and UCL launch major partnership to unlock potential of data

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University College London joins UK universities in a five-year research partnership with the BBC to unlock the potential of data in the media. Read: BBC News, More: UCL News

Could instant translation technology revolutionise world Higher Education

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Professor Simon Marginson (UCL Institute of Education), director of UCL's Centre for Global Higher Education comments on the potential impact that translation systems may have on academic work. Read: Times Higher Education

For stressed fish, it's not all going swimmingly

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Dr Jason Rihel (UCL Cell & Developmental Biology) has commented on recent research which reveal striking similarities between the layout and chemistry of a fish's brain with that of a human's. Read: Times (£)

New contraceptive pill guidance says pill should be taken every day

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Professor John Guillebaud (UCL Maternal & Fetal Medicine), who specialises in family planning and reproductive health, says that a seven-day break during a woman's monthly cycle was created 60 years ago and has no scientific backing. Read: Daily Mail

New treatment could instantly and dramatically reduce the number of people getting HIV, study shows

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Dr Valentina Cambiano (UCL Infection & Population Health) comments on the impact that PrEP could have on treating men with HIV. Read: Independent, More: Huffington Post

Reel history: Pioneering partners in the use of film to reveal the recent past

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Henry K. Miller (UCL Slade School of Fine Art) has written about the Slade's involvement in film-historical research in the 1960s. Read: Times Literary Supplement

Hugs best way to combat loneliness, research reveals

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Mariana von Mohr (UCL Clinical, Education & Health Psychology) has led a study on the power of touch in human relations, revealing how gentle stroking can reduce feelings of social exclusion. Read: Evening Standard, More: UCL News, Daily Mail

Edward Allington obituary

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Professor Edward Allington (UCL Slade School of Fine Art), leading British sculptor has passed away aged 66. Read: Telegraph(£)

Who killed Crimewatch? By presenter Nick Ross

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Nick Ross (UCL Security and Crime Sciences) reflects on the rise and fall of Crimewatch, commenting on the legacy that lives on through the Jill Dando Institute of Crime Sciences, UCL. Read: Mail Online, More: Guardian, 

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