Archive of UCL in the media

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29 November 2012: David Tebbutt Scholarship created

Faber and UCL have launched a new scholarship in memory of Faber’s former finance director, David Tebbutt, which will help people get into publishing. Read: The Bookseller More...

27 November 2012: Identifying clusters of activity on London's roads

Using a dataset of 1.5 million private hire cab routes through London, Ed Manley (UCL Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering) has identified key clusters of transport activity. Read: Guardian More...

27 November 2012: Optogenetics: the new technique lighting up neuroscience

Professor Dimitri Kullmann (UCL Clinical & Experimental Epilepsy) and Dr Laura Mantoan (UCL Institute of Neurology) talk about a new technique known as optogenetics, which involves using light to stimulate neural activity in the brain. Listen: BBC R4 Today (from 1hr 22m) More: BBC News More...

27 November 2012: New Sources of Energy Sought for Britain's Future

Professor Paul Ekins (UCL Energy Institute) talks about how the government’s commitment to long-term carbon cuts may lead investors to import new wind and solar farms rather than open plants to build them in Britain. Read: NY Times More...

27 November 2012: Autism: Traffic pollution linked, study suggests

“[The study] does not present a convincing mechanism by which pollutants could affect the developing brain to result in autism,” says Professor Uta Frith (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience). Read: BBC News More: Times (£) Metro More...

26 November 2012: Raising funds with a macabre wink at founder

Hamish Stewart (UCL Development & Alumni Relations) talks about their innovative fundraising campaign, which involved sending out flat-packed paper lantern of Bentham’s head to alumni, along with a mock letter from the philosopher. Read: NY Times More...

26 November 2012: Older readers start here. It’s fiction’s future

The Costa judges have caught up with graphic novels. But they are only one way that storytelling is changing, says Professor John Sutherland (UCL English Language & Literature). Read: Times (£) More...

23 November 2012: Tottenham fans injured in Rome

Professor John Foot (UCL Italian) talks about links between Italian football clubs and Neo-Fascism following the stabbing of Tottenham fans in Rome. Listen: BBC Radio 5 Live Breakfast (from 2hrs 42m) More...

23 November 2012: Cartilage made using hybrid 3D printer

Dr Richard Weiler (UCL Institute of Sport, Exercise & Health) says that the new innovation could potentially offer respite to a wider range of the patients he has treated, but he has doubts about whether it would ever be used. Read: BBC News More...

22 November 2012: Scholar finds output written in the stars

Academics should regularly "garden" their online identities to ensure that they are not being incorrectly credited with work that could damage their scholarly reputation, says Dr Melissa Terras (UCL Information Studies). Read: THE More...

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