Archive of UCL in the media

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30 August 2012: London Metropolitan loses visa rights

Professor Malcolm Grant (UCL President & Provost) comments on the Home Office’s decision to strip London Metropolitan of its right to sign off visas for foreign students. Read: FT (£) More...

29 August 2012: Tuning a piano 'moulds the mind'

Professor Tim Griffiths and Sundeep Teki (UCL Institute of Neurology) talk about how tuning a piano can also tunes the brain, with structural changes seen within the hippocampus of professional piano tuners. Read: BBC News, More: UCL News More...

29 August 2012: Middle class couples 'risking the family name' with few kids

Wealthy couples tend to invest more time and energy in fewer children, leading to more successful offspring, says Dr David Lawson (UCL Anthropology). Read: Telegraph More: AFP More...

28 August 2012: How could cannabis alter the teenage brain?

Professor Val Curran (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology) and Anne-Lise Goddings (UCL Institute of Child Health) comment on a study which suggests that heavy and prolonged cannabis smoking as a teenager results in a permanently lower IQ. Read: BBC News I More: BBC News II Nature news More...

28 August 2012: More Arctic ice melted this Summer than since records began

Professor Seymour Laxon (UCL Earth Sciences) comments on the rate of ice melt in the Arctic. Watch: BBC News (from 7mins 16 secs) More...

28 August 2012: George Orwell – Left or Right?

Professor Tony Wright (UCL Political Science) comments on George Orwell’s political allegiances: “He was a man of the left, but his most withering criticisms were of left wing intellectuals.” Listen: BBC Radio 4 Today More...

24 August 2012: Most common London surnames mapped

Dr James Cheshire (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis) has mapped the 15 most common surnames in each area across Greater London. Read: Flowing Data More: Telegraph More...

24 August 2012: Humans have inbuilt sense of fairness

“These findings show that humans, unlike even our closest relatives chimpanzees, reject an unfair offer of a primary reward like food or water,” says Professor Nick  Wright (UCL Institute of Neurology). Read: Telegraph, More: UCL News, Live Science More...

23 August 2012: Mars rover: Nasa's Curiosity makes first test drive

"They're not in any rush – this mission is meant to last for two Earth years," said Dr Peter Grindrod (UCL Earth Sciences), who has been watching every move of the mission. "The first few days are about: is everything in one piece, are the cameras working?" Read: Guardian More...

23 August 2012: UCL recruits star to helm flagship

Professor Lisa Jardine talks about setting up the new Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in the Humanities at UCL, and pays tribute to Provost Professor Malcolm Grant's "personal inspiration". Read: THE More...

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