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30 November 2011: Obituary: Professor Jon Driver

UCL reports with great sadness the death on 28 November of Jon Driver, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, and one of the world’s leading psychologists and neuroscientists.
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29 November 2011: Do we need a ‘science of evidence’?

Evidence is key to many topical debates such as global warming, evolution, the search for weapons of mass destruction, DNA profiling, and advances in science and medicine. A new book asks whether, considering the importance of evidence for so many disciplines, a general ‘science of evidence’ is possible – or even desirable. More...

25 November 2011: Vice-Provost begins Presidency of the Academy of Medical Sciences

Professor Sir John Tooke, Vice-Provost (Health) at UCL, has today begun a five year term as President of the Academy of Medical Sciences. He takes over from Professor Sir John Bell who retired yesterday having led the Academy to significantly increased prominence and influence. More...

25 November 2011: UCL Institute of Ophthalmology wins Queen’s Anniversary Prize

The UCL Institute of Ophthalmology is the recipient of a Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, in recognition of “outstanding excellence”, it was announced today. More...

24 November 2011: UCL appoints new Vice-Provost (Education)

Professor Anthony Smith has been appointed UCL Vice-Provost (Education). Since 2006 Professor Smith has been Principal and Dean of the School of Pharmacy, which merges with UCL from 1 January 2012. He is a distinguished scientist, with special interests in pharmacy education; antibiotic therapy and resistance; biofilms and microbiology. More...

24 November 2011: Tate Liverpool exhibition inspires pioneering science games

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23 November 2011: UCL scientists get £88k boost to study hearing problems in Alzheimer’s

Source: Alzheimer’s Research UK Press Release
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23 November 2011: UCL looks east towards Newham for additional university campus

UCL and the London Borough of Newham have today announced plans to explore the establishment of a new campus for UCL in the Olympic borough of Newham, in addition to the University’s Bloomsbury location. More...

22 November 2011: New UCL Institute of Health Equity aims to narrow health gap

UCL has moved closer to reducing health inequality present in the UK after the launch of the new UCL Institute of Health Equity by Professor Sir Michael Marmot (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) and Health Secretary Andrew Lansley. More...

21 November 2011: Researchers engage students at Wellcome Trust 75th anniversary workshop

Last week, researchers from the London Pain Consortium (LPC), including a number of scientists from UCL’s Department of Neuroscience, Physiology & Pharmacology, ran a workshop in which local Camden high-school students could explore the biology of pain and touch through a series of practical experiments and interactive activities. More...

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