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Should the UK introduce compulsory vaccination?

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Dr Helen Bedford (UCL Institute of Child Health) writes that sustained work at a local level, rather than compulsory immunisation, is the best means of increasing vaccine uptake and achieving herd immunity. Read: Lancet

Your view

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"Our education system has a one-size-fits-all approach; it would do better to facilitate and foster late, as well as early, learning," writes Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience). Read: Guardian

Wikipedia in sexism row after labelling Harper Lee and others 'women novelists' while men are 'American novelists'

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"I certainly would be most upset to see a distinction between scientists and female scientists," said Professor Uta Frith (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience). Read: Independent

My Juventus

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Professor John Foot (UCL Italian) comments on the Agnelli family that have owned Juventus football club for 90 years. “Reserved, stylish, elegant, ‘British’ is the family myth," he says. Read: FT

The Caribbean: A darkening debt storm

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Hugo Chávez’s successor, Nicolás Maduro, will sooner or later be faced with some tough decisions. Opposition politicians have called for an end to the discounted oil shipments. “A lot of the smaller countries depend on the continuation of Chavismo in Venezuela,” says Professor Victor Bulmer-Thomas (UCL Institute of the Americas). Read: FT

The floodgates are open again

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Professor John Salt (UCL Geography) comments on the news that labour market restrictions on Bulgarians and Romanians will be lifted next year. Read: Telegraph

A Sense of Where You Are

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Professor John O'Keefe (UCL Cell & Developmental Biology) comments on grid cells. Read: New York Times/International Herald Tribune (no link) More: China Daily

John Dickie: A raid at a mafia boss’ villa uncovered a copy of my book

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Professor John Dickie (UCL Italian) comments on a BBC documentary he presents about the Italian Mafia: "The mafia take their history very seriously. They’ve all got myths of how they were legends founded in the middle ages by Spanish knights."  Watch: BBC Read: Scottish Sun More: BBC

20 Things You Didn't Know About... Hair

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“Hair can be very inconvenient as it floats around your head in zero gravity,” said Dr Lewis Dartnell (UCL Physics). Read: Discover

Middle classes get quicker cancer care

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"I don't believe that access to the treatment is significantly different between classes in the UK, but it may be a combination of factors," said Dr Jayant Vaidya (UCL General Surgery). Read: Independent

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