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Public transport is part of the London mayor’s raison d'être – but both main candidates fail to impress

In an op-ed piece, PhD candidate Nicole Badstuber (UCL Transport Institute) says that with a fast-growing population, London needs a mayor with a clear vision for public transport. Read: The Conversation More...

Published: Apr 29, 2016 11:18:52 AM

Parents’ career concerns leading to curtailing of music

Research led by Dr Andrea Creech (UCL Institute of Education) has found that music education is still not easily accessible for all children due to a number of barriers including parental concerns about career prospects and time pressures on the curriculum. Read: SecEd, More: UCL News More...

Published: Apr 29, 2016 9:59:17 AM

Excellent healthcare has clinical research pulsing in its veins

The junior doctor contract not only deters the lab work that leads to breakthroughs, it threatens quality of care, argues Dr Amitava Banerjee (UCL Institute of Health Informatics). Read: THE (£) More...

Published: Apr 28, 2016 2:49:53 PM

The Flaneur - walking in the city

Dr Matthew Beaumont (UCL Urban Laboratory and UCL English Language & Literature) argues that the urban stroller isn't simply a by-product of modernism, illuminating London's past via the nocturnal wanderings of poets, novelists and thinkers. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Thinking Allowed’ (from 8 mins 30 secs) More...

Published: Apr 28, 2016 10:54:00 AM

When myth meets reality: fabled beasts and real-life creatures

In an op-ed piece Professor Roger Wotton (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) says that fantasy often meets reality when we try to find explanations for mythological creatures. Read: The Conversation More...

Published: Apr 28, 2016 10:21:30 AM