Archive of UCL in the media

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25 January 2012: Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond describes independent Scotland

Alan Trench (UCL Constitution Unit) comments that “the politics are going to be a question of whether UK will help, and whether countries like Spain, Italy, France are willing to allow favours to be done for Scotland”. Watch: BBC 2's Newsnight (from 20mins 48s)
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25 January 2012: At Davos, a Big Issue Is the Have-Lots vs. the Have-Nots

“If there’s one thing we should all believe in, it is that every generation should have a fair chance, and that’s not happening”, says Professor Sir Michael Marmot (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health). Read: International Herald Tribune
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24 January 2012: Stem-cell treatments help ease patients’ blindness

Professor Chris Mason (UCL Biochemical Engineering) comments on US trial results for stem cell-based eye disorder therapy. The UK trial for this therapy is being led by Professor James Bainbridge (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology). Watch: ITV News at Ten (from 25mins) More: Times Daily Mail
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24 January 2012: Why life begins and ends on Earth

Advanced life is unique to our planet - despite Stephen Hawking and SETI’s best hopes, argues Professor Steve Jones (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment). Read: Telegraph
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23 January 2012: Juror Theodora Dallas jailed for contempt of court

Professor Cheryl Thomas (UCL Laws) comments that a quarter of jurors in high profile court cases have seen something about the defendant on the internet during the trial. Listen: BBC Radio 4’s World at One (from 18mins 27s) More: BBC Radio 5 Live's Drive
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23 January 2012: Arctic Ocean freshwater bulge detected

Dr Katharine Giles (UCL Earth Sciences) says the Arctic is experiencing some rapid changes. Read: BBC News More: Reuters Planet Earth Science in Action
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23 January 2012: U.K. Looks to 'Rebalance' Economy; Tech University Would Play Role

Professors Stephen Caddick (Vice-Provost, Enterprise) and Stephen Moss (UCL Institute of Ophthalmology) comment on David Willett’s proposals for a “new type of university with a focus on science and technology and on postgraduates”. Read: International Herald Tribune
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20 January 2012: Forensic science: Ignorance is bliss

Dr Itiel Dror (UCL Cognitive Neuroscience) says forensic science's doctrine of infallibility needs to be questioned. Read: Economist
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20 January 2012: Dilemma for China’s one-child generation: Where to spend New Year

“This is a universal issue magnified in China by the one-child policy”, says Professor Therese Hesketh (UCL Institute for Child Health) as young urban married couples struggle to decide which set of parents to visit. Read: Washington Post
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20 January 2012: Tent City University – one of the most remarkable aspects of Occupy London

Professor Ted Honderich (UCL Philosophy) comments on the innovative and vigorous educational arm of the Occupy London protest. Read: Guardian
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