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5 December 2013: Cultural and educational hub to be built on London Olympics site
UCL has confirmed its continuing plans to develop an education hub in the Olympic Park, following a government announcement. Professor Steve Caddick Vice-Provost (Enterprise) said UCL's aim is "to establish east London as the global hotspot for enterprise, innovation, research and education." Read: FT More: BBC Online
4 December 2013: Building on London’s scientific tradition
Professor Michael Arthur (UCL President & Provost) comments on the capital's growing reputation for research: “I
believe that London has a golden opportunity to be the premier
destination in the world for higher education and, within that context,
it can also become pre-eminent in biomedicine, health and life
sciences." Read: FT
4 December 2013: Why being left handed can make you more successful
Professor Chris McManus (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology) discusses research on left-handedness, saying that the different way many left-handers' brains are structured widens their range of abilities. Read: Daily Mail
3 December 2013: Monkey Planet
Will Self explores
the connection between man and his closest living relative, from Darwin
to Nim and King Kong to the PG Tips chimps, with contributions from Professor Volker Sommer (UCL Anthropology). Listen: BBC Radio 4 Archive on 4 (from 6mins45secs)
3 December 2013: Rat study shows ancestral fear 'causes brain changes'
Professor Marcus Pembrey (UCL Institute of Child Health) comments on a new study which has found that epigenetic adaptation can happen from one
generation to the next. Listen: BBC Radio 4 Today (from 2hrs54mins)
1 December 2013: Wagner: A Long-Running Cycle of Triumph and Despair
29 November 2013: Quarter of Brits suffer 'pavement rage'
27 November 2013: High sodium levels in drugs ‘put patients at risk’
27 November 2013: Committee meeting today on mad cow disease
27 November 2013: Modern life 'turning people off sex'
27 November 2013: Exercise in sixties boosts healthy ageing
26 November 2013: How can we end the male domination of philosophy?
26 November 2013: Shale gas no easy bonanza
21 November 2013: The idea of a university
20 November 2013: Nightwaves: The Gettysburg Address
20 November 2013: Light and Dark
19 November 2013: Economics explains our world – but economics degrees don’t
19 November 2013: Millions of over-65s at risk from speedy pedestrian crossings
19 November 2013: London 2062: When football rules City
19 November 2013: Getting vaccinated is a civic duty, warn health experts
15 November 2013: Daily walk can cut stroke risk in older men, study finds
14 November 2013: Warning over rising pulse rates in children
14 November 2013: UCL leads grant income table