UCL in the media
18 May 2013: Introduce standard cigarette packets now
The argument for plain tobacco packaging is clear—it would save lives—and the arguments used against it are false, argues Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health). Read: BMJ
18 May 2013: Mafia Republic: Italy’s Criminal Curse by John Dickie
UCL Italian Professor John Dickie's new book shows that the strength, scale and endurance of the country’s three main Mafias are
sadly representative of Italy’s broader weaknesses, writes Bill Emmott. Read: Times (£)
17 May 2013: To tackle child sexual exploitation, prevention is better than new law
Prosecution should be a last resort for child sexual exploitation. Funds would be more usefully channelled towards harm reduction, achieved through better prevention, detection, and victim-support initiatives, writes Ella Cockbain (UCL Security & Crime Scienc). Read: Independent
16 May 2013: Contact time a matter of degree
Development of personalised learning by harnessing technological
advances is going to transform higher education. But it will require
substantial, long-term investment, says Professor Stephen Caddick. Read: Guardian More: The Conversation
15 May 2013: Japan's politicians have a problem with 'comfort women'
Gender awareness training for Japanese conservative politicians is long overdue, and Osaka's mayor should be first up, says Dr Maki Kimura (UCL Political Science). Read: Guardian
15 May 2013: Consciousness: Why aren't we all zombies?
14 May 2013: Why don't we live in space yet?
14 May 2013: How philosophy could help Iain Duncan Smith
14 May 2013: What's the best way to teach languages?
13 May 2013: Returning to the Idea of the Liberal Arts
12 May 2013: Get studying, girls, and help me retire to Mars
12 May 2013: Good manager’s life is full of contradictions
10 May 2013: Pear shaped nucleus found
9 May 2013: Science and Engineering South Consortium
9 May 2013: UK’s Olympic Park wants £1bn UCL project
9 May 2013: Extraordinary Materials
8 May 2013: What can UK learn from Spanish high speed rail?
7 May 2013: UCL seeking new site for Stratford campus