Archive of UCL in the media

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31 December 2014: Heroes and villains

Professor Geoffrey Raisman (UCL Brain Repair & Rehabilitation) has been named a hero of 2014 by the Jewish Chronicle for his research into olfactory cell transplants. Read: Jewish Chronicle More...

31 December 2014: A history of fireworks: how about some flaming artichokes to blast in the new year?

Dr Simon Werrett (UCL Science & Technology Studies) looks at the history of fireworks. Read: The Conversation More...

30 December 2014: New year, old you: Some alternative resolutions

Dr Kaori O'Connor (UCL Anthropology) says that there is a cycle of renewal across all cultures and religions marking the transition from winter to spring. Read: Independent More...

30 December 2014: Scientists 'must be emotionally charged' about climate change

Professor Chris Rapley (UCL Earth Sciences) says climate scientists must inject more emotion and personal experience into their communications with the public to underline the dangers of global warming. Read: Independent More...

29 December 2014: A Christmas pudding story

Dr Kaori O'Connor (UCL Anthropology) unfolds the tale of the British Christmas pudding. Listen: BBC World Service ‘The Food Chain’ (from 22 mins 45 secs) More...

28 December 2014: Use the arts to boost the nation’s health

Museums on Prescription, a three year research project, has been launched by UCL and aims to connect isolated, vulnerable older people to their local heritage. Read: Observer More...

28 December 2014: Young opt for life in London microhouses

Professor Peter Rees (UCL Bartlett School of Planning) says property developers who are building hostels and microhouses for young workers in London are following in the footsteps of landlords in earlier times. Read: Financial Times More...

24 December 2014: Approval of antiobesity drug

Dr Nicholas Finer (UCL Cardiovascular Science) comments on the decision by European regulators to approve the antiobesity drug, Mysimba. Read: BMJ More...

23 December 2014: Can maths combat terrorism?

Dr Hannah Fry (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis) investigates the hidden patterns behind terrorism and asks whether mathematics could be used to predict the next 9/11. Listen: BBC World Service ‘Discovery: Can Maths Combat Terrorism?’ More...

23 December 2014: Report reveals alcohol habits of the over-45s

A study by UCL and Keele University has found that health, relationship status, income and education are important factors in alcohol consumption in the over-45s. Read: Guardian, More: Daily Mail, Telegraph
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