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Restoration to Revolution

To help celebrate National Poetry Day, Professor John Mullan (UCL English Language & Literature) presents his favourite poems from the 18th Century. Listen: BBC Radio 4 ‘We British’ (from 2 mins 50 secs)


Professor Andrea Sella (UCL Chemistry) explains why beryllium's surprising scarcity is the very reason it can be so harmful to the body. Listen: BBC World Service ‘Business Daily’ (from 1 min 30 secs)

Report from Iraq: religion lends Yazidis a profound resilience in the face of persecution

Dr Tyler Fisher (UCL SELCS) speaks with Yazidi survivors, laymen and clergy in northern Iraq about what the latest wave of persecution means for their faith. Read: The Conversation

London's Underground languages

Oliver O'Brien (UCL Geography) explains why French speakers are more evenly distributed across London compared to other languages. Read: BBC News

Academic research cuts through Theresa May’s immigration claims

A 2014 study by Professor Christian Dustmann (UCL CReAM) found that recent immigrants from both the European Economic Area and the rest of the world have added, respectively, £20bn and £5bn to the public finances between 2001 and 2011. Read: Financial Times, More: The Economist, Watch: BBC News

Romance and romanticism

The end of the people's car

Is there life on Mars?

It’s getting hotter

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