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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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Legal avenues to fight climate change are limited, but growing

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Professor Sharon Turner (UCL Laws) examines the growing number of legal options available for regulating and mitigating climate change. Read: The Conversation

Why is there still no World Environment Organisation?

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Lucien Georgeson (UCL Geography) discusses the need for a dedicated environmental organisation within the United Nations to help coordinate global environmental and climate change efforts. Read: The Conversation

Seeing red? The mind-bending power of colour

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Dr Beau Lotto and Professor Andrew Stockman (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology) explain how we see and perceive colour and the impact of context upon it. Read: Telegraph

If we want to save Ukraine, we need to call Vladimir Putin’s bluff

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Russia’s bellicose president Vladimir Putin is not in quite as strong a position as it may appear and has unleashed forces he might not be able to control, writes Dr Andrew Wilson (UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies). Read: Telegraph

Foreign doctors should face tougher exams, study says

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A study led by Professor Chris McManus (UCL Medical Education) found that the tests given to doctors trained abroad before they can practise in the UK are not tough enough to bring them in line with UK medical school graduates. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'Today' (1 hour 35 mins), More: BBC Radio 5 Live 'Breakfast' (from 1 hour 51 mins). Read: BBC News, More: Telegraph, Times (£), Guardian, Daily Mail, Express, Independent, Herald Scotland, Scotsman

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

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Dr Jason Dittmer (UCL Geography) reviews Andrew Garfield in The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'Front Row' (from 15 mins 54 secs)

NHS and Chinese Medicine

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Professor David Colquhoun (UCL Biosciences) criticises Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt's proposal for the NHS to adopt Traditional Chinese medicine. Listen: BBC Radio 5 Live 'Shelagh Fogarty' (from 36 mins 20 secs)

How do children learn history?

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Dr Adam Smith (UCL History) speaks to Education Secretary Michael Gove, teachers and pupils to investigate what history primary school pupils should study - and how it should be taught. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘How Do Children Learn History?’

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