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4 September 2015: Celebrating science at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
UCL, in collaboration with the EPSRC, organised the two day Spark Festival to celebrate engineering and science at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Read: Newham Recorder
4 September 2015: Professional bodies should provide accreditation of healthcare services to improve patient safety
Narinder Kapur (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology) says bodies such as the UK royal colleges and related professional organisations should develop systems for peer review of clinical services to drive up quality. Read: BMJ
4 September 2015: Homework
Professor Sue Hallam (UCL Institute of Education) looks at the effectiveness of homework. Listen: BBC Radio 5 live ‘5 live Daily’ (from 1 hour 44 mins)
4 September 2015: Boosting your child's IQ
Professor Yvonne Kelly (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) explains the impact irregular bedtimes can have on children’s cognitive abilities. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Bringing Up Britain’ (from 27 mins 15 secs)
4 September 2015: Too much time in space is threat to astronauts’ health
Professor Arne Akbar (UCL Infection & Immunity) comments on a study which has suggested that astronauts may be at greater risk of disease as time spent in space significantly hampers their immune system. Read: Times (£)
3 September 2015: 'Devil's breath' aka scopolamine: can it really zombify you?
3 September 2015: Scientists reveal there are 3tn trees in the world in latest count
2 September 2015: Purdah explained by Prof Robert Hazell
1 September 2015: A walk of one’s own
1 September 2015: Creating museums of the future
1 September 2015: Do we need to improve security in Europe?
1 September 2015: Can we trust crime forensics?
28 August 2015: Women on the ‘Problem with Science’
28 August 2015: Sjogren's syndrome
28 August 2015: The case for re-nationalising Britain’s railways
27 August 2015: House of Lords appointments
27 August 2015: University managerialism ‘can boost academic freedom’