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24 May 2016: Jutland: the battle that won the war

Professor Kathleen Burk (UCL History) helps to explain why Jutland was an important battle of the First World War. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Jutland: The Battle that Won the War’ (from 9 mins 20 secs) More...

24 May 2016: Third Energy

Professor Paul Ekins (UCL Bartlett School of Environment, Energy & Resources) comments on the decision by North Yorkshire County Council to approve a shale gas fracking application from Third Energy. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Today’ (from 16 mins 30 secs) More...

24 May 2016: How many people did it take to build Stonehenge?

An experiment organised by UCL Archaeology for the UCL Festival of Culture has recreated how the bluestones of Stonehenge may have been transported from the Presili Mountains in Wales to Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire. Read: Daily Mail, More: Telegraph More...

24 May 2016: Swapping one vice for another?

Professor Robert West (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) explains that how addictive a nicotine product is depends on the speed of absorption. Read: Daily Mail More...

24 May 2016: Thieves steal £8.8m in ATM bank heist in Japan

Dr Steven Murdoch (UCL Computer Science) comments on the likely cause of a nationwide ATM heist in Japan that saw nearly £8.8 illegally withdrawn from 1,400 cash machines in the space of two hours. Read: Telegraph, More: National Post More...

24 May 2016: Why being lazy might actually be good for you

A UCL Festival of Culture talk by Dr Isabelle Moreau (UCL SELCS) hopes to cast light on laziness by contextualising it in space and time, rather than simply contrasting it with “hard work”. Read: Independent More...

23 May 2016: Trainspotting Live: Who is the host of the new BBC Four show, Dr Hannah Fry?

Dr Hannah Fry (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis) will be hosting a new BBC Four programme, Trainspotting Live, explaining the enormity of the UK rail network and the equations that go into keeping thousands of trains on the network every day. Read: Daily Express, More: Telegraph More...

23 May 2016: Debate hots up over women’s ‘dominance’ of teaching

Professor Becky Francis (UCL Institute of Education), says she is ‘surprised’ over UCAS chief claims that boys’ underperformance in school is linked to prevalence of female staff. Read: TES (£) More...

23 May 2016: Workload: 'School leaders need to set their teachers a better example'

A major comparative study by the UCL Institute of Education suggests that teachers want head teachers to show them the way on work-life balance, but leaders often neglect their own wellbeing. Read: TES (£) More...

23 May 2016: The litmus test for exams should be clarity of purpose

Professor Dominic Wyse (UCL Institute of Education) says: “High-stakes tests tend to result in a narrowing of the curriculum and an increase in pressure on pupils”. Read: TES (£) More...

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