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Media headlines

Women on the ‘Problem with Science’

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Professor Uta Frith (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) joins a discussion about the factors holding back women in science and what can be done to improve gender equality in the lab. Listen: BBC World Service ‘Discovery’

Sjogren's syndrome

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Professor Anisur Rahman (UCL Inflammation) explains what Sjögren’s syndrome is, the difficulties in diagnosing the syndrome and how it can be treated. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Women’s Hour’ (from 18 mins 40 secs)

Does developing bad behaviour in primary school affect a child’s grades?

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Praveetha Patalay (UCL Institute of Education) says new research shows that children who develop bad behaviour towards the end of primary school fall behind the most. Read: The Conversation

The case for re-nationalising Britain’s railways

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Nicole Badstuber (UCL Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering) explains why integrating the UK's expensive and fragmented rail network under public ownership could save hundreds of millions and also provide a better service. Read: The Conversation

House of Lords appointments

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Professor Meg Russell (UCL Constitution Unit) discusses the need to regulate appointments to the House of Lords. Read: BBC News, More: Guardian, Times (£), Independent, Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Today’ (from 1 hour 15 mins)

New UCL collection of Jewish pamphlets catalogues history of Jews in Britain

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A new archive project, Uncovering UCL’s Jewish Pamphlet Collections, has catalogued over 4000 pamphlets from UCL Special Collections covering a wide range of subjects throughout the field of Jewish Studies. Read: Jewish Chronicle

University managerialism ‘can boost academic freedom’

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Professor Michael Shattock (UCL Institute of Education) comments on the effect managerialism could have on academic culture. Read: THE (£)

Are attitudes changing to the 1.4m people in the UK with a learning disability?

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Dr Katrina Scior (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology) explains the double standard in public attitudes towards people with a learning disability. Read: The Conversation

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