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Constitutional bills

Professor Meg Russell (UCL Constitution Unit) discusses what makes a bill constitutionally important and why such legislation can be harder to pass through the House of Commons. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘Today’ (from 2 hours 55 mins)

Churchill: When Britain Said No

Professor Kathleen Burk (UCL History) helps examine Winston Churchill’s controversial legacy, exploring both his strengths and weaknesses. Watch: BBC Two ‘Churchill: When Britain Said No’ (from 16 mins 13 secs & 55 mins 22 secs)

British Bill of Rights delay

Colm O'Cinneide (UCL Laws) explains why the government's proposal to replace the Human Rights Act with a British Bill of Rights will not be included in the Queen’s Speech. Listen: BBC London 94.9 ‘Breakfast’ (from 2 hours 40 mins)

Social networks and the new art of the possible

Foteini Valeonti (UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis) has created Useum, a social network for art. Read: Times (£)

To demolish or to refurbish, that is the urban question

Professor Peter Rees (UCL Bartlett School of Planning) says “demolition is a natural part of the life cycle of cities and is necessary for urban areas to change and evolve”. Read: Financial Times

Is fat the new normal?

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