Archive of UCL in the media

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31 July 2015: The dark web

Dr Steven Murdoch (UCL Computer Science) explains how the dark web can be used for the sale of illegal goods. Listen: BBC 5 live ‘5 live Drive’ (from 1 hour 6 mins) More...

31 July 2015: Sale of Northampton’s Sekhemka statue

Professor Stephen Quirke (UCL Archaeology) explains why the sale of Northampton’s Sekhemka statue sets a dangerous precedent. Listen: BBC Northampton ‘Rob Adcock’ (from 1 hour 5 mins) More...

31 July 2015: Affluent children reach top universities no matter the system

A study co-led by Professor John Jerrim (UCL Institute of Education) has found that the varying design of higher education systems around the world has little impact on the ability of privileged families to dominate access to elite universities. Read: THE (£) More...

31 July 2015: Robotic playground looks for fun

William Bondin (UCL Bartlett School of Architecture) has developed an interactive climbing frame that can roam designated play areas searching for children to play with it. Watch: BBC News More...

31 July 2015: Bartlett set for Olympic park move

UCL Bartlett has announced plans to move into 3,000m² of studio space within the transformed Olympic broadcast centre, Here East. Read: Architects Journal (£), Building Design (£)
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31 July 2015: Quarter of cancer patients losing faith in NHS because of late diagnosis

An analysis of survey data, led by Dr Georgios Lyratzopoulos (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health), has found that if it takes more than three visits to a GP before a referral, cancer patients are more likely to be dissatisfied with their overall care. Read: Telegraph, More: Daily Mail, Huffington Post
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30 July 2015: Bartlett students create King’s Cross urban garden

Students from the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture have created a new urban garden in the centre of Argent’s King’s Cross redevelopment in London. Read: Architects Journal (£)
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30 July 2015: Coding 'transplant' could revolutionise programming

A team of researchers from UCL Computer Science, led by Professor Mark Harman (UCL Computer Science), has developed a process which automatically “transplants” code from one piece of software to another for the first time. Read: Wired, Listen: BBC World Service 'Click' (from 13 mins 28 secs)
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30 July 2015: Trust Me, I'm a Doctor

Dr Sunjeev Kamboj and Ravi Das (both UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology) are researching ways to reduce cravings by changing memories. Watch: BBC Two ‘Trust Me I’m a Doctor’ (from 21 mins 56 secs) More...

30 July 2015: Oxygen

Professor Andrea Sella (UCL Chemistry) provides a characteristically striking argument for why oxygen is so “incredibly dangerous”. Listen: BBC World Service ‘Elements’ (from 1 min 1 sec) More...

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