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UCLOpinion is the home for opinion and expertise from around the UCL academic community on topical social and political issues. Views expressed are those of the authors, and not of UCL.

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My laboratory would fall apart if Britain left the EU

While the latest immigration figures are grabbing the headlines, researchers like me are trying to not think about their potential political repercussions, writes Professor Stephen Moss (UCL Ophthalmology) in the Guardian Higher Education Network.
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Published: Aug 28, 2015 4:33:59 PM

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The case for re-nationalising Britain’s railways

Labour leadership hopefuls Jeremy Corbyn and Andy Burnham have both spoken of re-nationalising the UK’s railways. National ownership of such a crucial piece of a country’s infrastructure is the source of much debate, writes Nicole Badstuber (UCL Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering) in The Conversation. More...

Published: Aug 28, 2015 10:31:18 AM

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Does developing bad behaviour in primary school affect a child’s grades?

A few mischievous children acting out in a classroom and disrupting an entire lesson is a common scenario that teachers deal with. However, trouble-making children who hit out and misbehave are not only disruptive to teachers and classrooms, they are also likely to get lower grades, says Praveetha Patalay (UCL Institute of Education) in The Conversation. More...

Published: Aug 28, 2015 10:26:52 AM

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Ignore the doom-merchants: History shows why robots won’t destroy our jobs

Economics is often described as the dismal science, but it regularly contains cheerful material. A paper by the leading US economic historian Joel Mokyr made for exuberant holiday reading. Written for the top Journal of Economic Perspectives, it is entirely in English and contains not a single mathematical symbol, writes Dr Paul Ormerod (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology) in City AM.
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Published: Aug 26, 2015 10:28:00 AM

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Autistic people are more creative than you might think

Autism is commonly, if mistakenly, associated more with logical thinking than creative expression. But new research suggests we might need to rethink our views on creativity and autism, writes Dr Anna Remington (UCL Institute of Education) in The Conversation.
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Published: Aug 18, 2015 4:32:54 PM