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30 April 2015: Press rewind on political thinkers to fast-forward

Dr Angus Gowland (UCL History) says that claiming “today’s political problems might be better addressed by the doctrines of Bentham, Rousseau or Plato” was an unpromising approach. Read: THE (£) More...

30 April 2015: No way of knowing: post-election policy assessments

Professor Lorraine Dearden (UCL Institute of Education) comments on the levels of spending cuts the parties are proposing in non-protected departments such as BIS. Read: THE (£) More...

30 April 2015: THE 100 Under 50 Rankings 2015 results

Commenting on the THE’s 100 Under 50 rankings, Professor Simon Marginson (UCL Institute of Education) says : “Given the fast-moving growth of published science in East Asia, by another 15 years or so there will be significant growth in East Asian universities in the top 200”. Read: THE (£) More...

30 April 2015: Russell Group universities are the most successful fundraiser

Lori Houlihan (UCL Development & Alumni Relations) comments on the role of philanthropy in higher education institutions. Read: Guardian More...

30 April 2015: Would John Williams’ Stoner survive today?

Dr Rachel Carey (UCL Clinical, Educational & Health Psychology) asks if the protagonist of John Williams’ Stoner would survive in today’s academic world. Read: THE (£) More...

30 April 2015: Britain is facing a life expectancy timebomb

Commenting on a new study which suggests Britons will live up to four years longer than official estimates, Professor Sir Michael Marmot (UCL Epidemiology & Public Health) says: “We should not see more spending on pensions and health care for people living longer as a problem. It is a success”. Read: Daily Mail, More: Telegraph, BBC News, Daily Express More...

29 April 2015: Send childrens' homework abroad to be marked

Dr Rebecca Allen (UCL Institute of Education) says that schools should consider sending their pupils’ work abroad to be marked to cut down on teachers’ workload. Read: Independent, More: Daily Express, Times (£), Daily Mail More...

29 April 2015: QS World Subject Rankings

UCL features in the global top ten for six subjects in the latest QS rankings which compares universities by faculty. Read: Times (£) More...

29 April 2015: Nepal earthquake

Professor Anthony Costello (UCL Institute for Global Health) explains what Nepal needs most following last weekend’s earthquake. Listen: BBC Radio Wales ‘Good Morning Wales’ (from 2 hours 10 mins) More...

29 April 2015: How earthquake safety measures could have saved thousands of lives in Nepal

Dr Ilan Kelman (UCL Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction) explains some of the factors which made Nepal vulnerable to the recent earthquake. Read: The Conversation More...

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