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Constitutional bills

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Professor Meg Russell (UCL Constitution Unit) discusses what makes a bill constitutionally important and why such legislation can be harder to pass through the House of Commons. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Today’ (from 2 hours 55 mins)

Churchill: When Britain Said No

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Professor Kathleen Burk (UCL History) helps examine Winston Churchill’s controversial legacy, exploring both his strengths and weaknesses. Watch: BBC Two ‘Churchill: When Britain Said No’ (from 16 mins 13 secs & 55 mins 22 secs)

British Bill of Rights delay

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Colm O'Cinneide (UCL Laws) explains why the government's proposal to replace the Human Rights Act with a British Bill of Rights will not be included in the Queen’s Speech. Listen: BBC London 94.9 ‘Breakfast’ (from 2 hours 40 mins)

Social networks and the new art of the possible

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Foteini Valeonti (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis) has created Useum, a social network for art. Read: Times (£)

To demolish or to refurbish, that is the urban question

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Professor Peter Rees (UCL Bartlett School of Planning) says “demolition is a natural part of the life cycle of cities and is necessary for urban areas to change and evolve”. Read: Financial Times

Rejected MA was too critical of white establishment, says academic

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Dr Nathaniel Adam Tobias Coleman (UCL Philosophy) says that he has been rejected for a full-time job because his proposed course is too challenging to white-dominated academia. Read: THE (£), More: Independent

UK is a knockout performer on pound-for-pound basis

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Professor Simon Marginson (UCL Institute of Education) comments on the UK’s university system being ranked second in the world in the 2015 Universitas 21 Ranking of National Higher Education Systems. Read: THE (£)

The jailed opposition leader who might hold the key to Venezuela’s future

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Dr Marco Aponte-Moreno and Lance Lattig (both UCL Management Science & Innovation) discuss whether a video by Leopoldo López, Venezuela’s most prominent opposition leader, could lead to the beginning of the end for Maduro’s regime. Read: The Conversation

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