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8 December 2016: Loneliness, affordability and green space: the challenge of building liveable cities

Professor Helene Joffe (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) took part in a panel discussing how to make cities more liveable, commenting that social connectedness is a key part of the equation. Read: The Guardian More...

8 December 2016: Brexit could push UK universities 'off a cliff edge', major committee report warns

Written evidence published by the House of Commons Education Committee includes a warning from UCL that Brexit poses a “heightened reputational risk for UK education as a whole” and a call for the government to make up lost EU funds. Read: The Independent More...

8 December 2016: Trump nominee to rekindle climate battle?

Professor Arthur Petersen (UCL Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy) is quoted saying the question of whether global temperature changes are related to human activity is settled beyond a reasonable doubt. Read: BBC News More...

8 December 2016: Cosmopolitanism and Private Education

Dr Claire Maxwell (UCL Institute of Education) discusses her research into the attitudes of privately-educated young women towards the idea of cosmopolitanism. Listen: BBC Radio 4 'Thinking Allowed' More...

8 December 2016: Scientists still don’t understand the Anthropocene

Professor Mark Maslin (UCL Geography) writes about the Anthropocene Epoch, challenging the view that the epoch defined by extensive human impact on the planet began around 1950. Read: The Conversation More...

8 December 2016: Brain study could help develop cyborgs that know where they stand

A new study from UCL researchers and Google's DeepMind lab is investigating how people know where they fit into social hierarchies. Read: Daily Mail More...

8 December 2016: Calls for 'complete overhaul' of UK university application process

Research by Dr Gillian Wyness (UCL Institute of Education) has found that the majority of students applying to university are predicted better A-level results than they ultimately achieve. Read: The Guardian, More: BBC News, Times Educational Supplement, THE, THE (2) More...

8 December 2016: No office politics: the rise of the co-working Christmas party

Dr Dimitrios Tsivrikos (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) comments on people in co-working spaces having Christmas parties for their offices. Read: The Guardian More...

8 December 2016: Why it pays to make a drama of nature

Jack Ashby (UCL Grant Museum of Zoology) comments on Victorian taxidermists, and on the benefits of nature documentaries. Read: The Economist More...

7 December 2016: UK schools fail to climb international league table

John Jerrim (UCL Institute of Education) comments on implications of the UK's performance in the Pisa educational rankings. Read: The Guardian More...

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