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Conversion therapy

Professor Michael King (UCL Psychiatry) discusses the use of conversion therapies - therapies which claim to change a person's sexuality. Listen: BBC Radio 5 Live 'Victoria Derbyshire' (from 25 mins 17 secs)

Costa Concordia cruise liner begins journey to the scapyard

Dr Alistair Greig (UCL Mechanical Engineering) comments on the transportation of the wrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner from the island of Giglio to Genoa. Watch: Channel 5 News

Will ever more gowns blight towns?

Professor Sir Peter Hall (UCL Bartlett) comments on how uncapping student numbers may affect the relationship between universities and their local environment. Read: THE

'Casual attitude' to vCJD warning

Professor John Hardy (UCL Molecular Neuroscience) comments on a new report by the Science and Technology Committee into variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD), saying that vigilance needs to be maintained to prevent the disease's re-emergence through medical infections. Read: BBC News, More: Telegraph, Guardian

Row over honours for Tory donor and axed ministers

Dr Meg Russell (UCL Constitution Unit) comments on the addition of 20 working peers to the House of Lords, warning that the number of peers is becoming “unsustainable”. Read: Times (£), More:

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