Archive of UCL in the media

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20 August 2014: Fry’s English delight: reading aloud

Professor John Mullan (UCL English Language & Literature) joins Stephen Fry to discuss the history and practice of reading aloud. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Fry’s English Delight: Reading Aloud’ More...

20 August 2014: US hospital hack 'exploited Heartbleed flaw'

Dr Steven Murdoch (UCL Computer Science) discusses the plausibility of hackers using the Heartbleed bug to steal personal data from Community Health Systems - the US's second largest profit-making hospital chain. Read: BBC News More...

20 August 2014: Ditch the car and lose half a stone

Research conducted by UCL and the London School of Tropical Hygiene has found that people who take the bus, cycle or walk to work are more likely to have a lower BMI and body fat percentage than those who drive. Read: Telegraph, More: Daily Mail
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19 August 2014: The teens so addicted to exercise they're wrecking their health

Dr Angel Chater (UCL Practice & Policy) comments on the increasing risk of ‘exercise dependency’ in teenagers. Read: Daily Mail More...

19 August 2014: The truth is, Scandinavia is neither heaven nor hell

Dr Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen (UCL SELCS) explains how perception of the Nordic countries abroad has swayed between two extremes for nearly a century. Read: The Conversation More...

19 August 2014: Volunteers help British Museum in crowdsourcing archaeology project

Volunteers from around the world have helped to transcribe more than 30,000 handwritten catalogue cards and thousands of ancient bronze objects as part of the MicroPast project, which is co-led by Professor Andrew Bevan (UCL Archaeology) and Daniel Pett (British Museum). Read: Guardian More...

18 August 2014: The Queen's own pirates

After a decade of excavations, led by Gustav Milne (UCL Archaeology), researchers have revealed it is highly likely that a wreck found in the bed of the Thames estuary is the Cherabin, England's only surviving 'state pirate ship'. Read: Daily Mail
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18 August 2014: New Doctor Who reviewed

With Doctor Who about to return to the small screen, Dr Jason Dittmer (UCL Geography) reviews the Time Lord’s latest regeneration. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Front Row’ (from 2 mins 25 secs) More...

18 August 2014: The woman who went to the library and read every book on the shelf

Professor John Sutherland (UCL English Language & Literature) discusses the popularity of 'bibliomemoirs' and how they can help impose geography on the huge access we now have to books. Read: Guardian More...

15 August 2014: University goes to law over unique library

Professor Lisa Jardine (UCL Centre for Editing Lives & Letters) comments on concerns over the future of the Warburg Institute library. Read: Guardian, More: Jewish Chronicle More...

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