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23 January 2013: New UCL department aims to bridge STEM policy gap

University College London is set to establish a department of science, technology and engineering policy from September 2013. Read: THE More: Research Fortnight UCL News More...

23 January 2013: Blood screening that is preventing heart attacks – but not in England

“Comprehensive cascade testing has been successfully trialled in Wales and must urgently be adopted throughout the UK," says Professor Steve Humphries (UCL Centre for Cardiovascular Genetics). Read: Guardian More: BHF video More...

22 January 2013: University Challenge

In another second-round match, University College, London plays Jesus College, Oxford for a place in the quarter-finals. Watch: BBC 2 University Challenge More...

22 January 2013: Abraham Lincoln

Dr Adam Smith (UCL History) discusses Abraham Lincoln ahead of the release of Steven Spielberg's Oscar nominated biopic. Listen: BBC Radio 3 Night Waves (from 11 mins) More: Sonic Shocks History Today UCL Video More...

21 January 2013: The future of British high streets

Professor Laura Vaughan (UCL Bartlett School of Graduate Studies) and David Jeevendrampillai (UCL Anthropology & UCL Bartlett School of Graduate Studies) comment on the future of British high streets. Read: Huffington Post More...

21 January 2013: George Orwell's predictions were 'bonkers'

"Orwell was absolutely 100% wrong in his predictions,” says Professor John Sutherland (UCL English Language & Literature). "The one thing he was right about was the tyranny by CCTV, but the rest of it - the notion of a socialist totalitarian state was bonkers." Listen: BBC R4 Today More...

21 January 2013: Video: A guide to the US presidential inauguration

As the US prepares for Barack Obama's second presidential inauguration, Professor Iwan Morgan (UCL Institute of the Americas) explains the ceremony and traditions of the historic day. Watch: Telegraph More...

21 January 2013: Royal Institution puts historic Mayfair building up for sale

"We're going to lose the [scientific] equivalent of Shakespeare's Globe," said Professor Lisa Jardine (UCL Renaissance Studies). "This is a huge part of our scientific heritage… It absolutely breaks my heart." Read: Guardian More...

18 January 2013: Chemists 'should send customers for cancer checks'

“I think this country is in danger of having a paternalistic medical system, that doesn’t allow consumers to have real choice,” says Professor David Taylor (UCL School of Pharmacy) in response to recommendations that chemists should be able to refer customers directly to hospital for cancer checks. Read: Telegraph More...

17 January 2013: Scottish independence: Salmond pushes for new rights

Alan Trench (UCL Constitution Unit) comments on Alex Salmond’s call for the right to a home and free education to be enshrined in a written constitution, following a vote for Scottish independence. Read: Scotsman More: Guardian More...

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