Archive of UCL in the media

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27 March 2015: Excellence v equity

Professor Simon Marginson (UCL Institute of Education) says that “the tendency to growth of participation in higher education appears to have no natural limit” once a country’s GDP per person rises above $3,000. Read: The Economist More...

27 March 2015: Natural disaster amnesia: Threats we choose to forget

Two centuries ago the biggest volcanic eruption in history unleashed mayhem across the world. Are we prepared for an inevitable repeat, asks Professor Bill McGuire (UCL Earth Sciences). Read: New Scientist More...

27 March 2015: Only pub sceptics will insist this isn't Richard III

Explaining the statistical analysis of Richard III’s remains, Professor Mark Thomas (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) says: “There is a 0.0003 per cent chance that it's not him – and wars have been started over less". Read: New Scientist More...

27 March 2015: Plane crash

Dr James Thompson (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) explains why relatives and friends of the GermanWings plane crash victims may want to visit the site of the crash. Listen: BBC Radio 5 live ‘5 live Drive’ (from 39 mins 30 secs) More...

27 March 2015: Dark matter 'ghosts' through galactic smash-ups

Dr Tom Kitching (UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory) explains new research which has tracked the movement of the three main components of galaxies: stars, clouds of gas, and dark matter. Read: BBC News More...

27 March 2015: Angelina Jolie Pitt’s surgery is just one option for women at risk of cancer

Dr Lucy Side (UCL Women’s Cancer) discusses the different options available for women who are at risk of cancer through a mutation of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes. Read: Conversation More...

27 March 2015: The Swedes are adding a gender-neutral pronoun to their dictionary

Professor John Mullan (UCL English Language & Literature) says: "Artificial coinages are rarely successful, language is also not very susceptible to campaigns”. Read: Independent
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27 March 2015: Crossing your fingers might reduce pain

Research by Dr Elisa Ferrè, Angela Marotta and Professor Patrick Haggard (UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience) has found that crossing your fingers can confuse the way the brain processes feelings of hot, cold and pain. Read: Guardian, More: Telegraph, Metro, UCL News More...

26 March 2015: Research network aims to bring East Asia closer to UK

In a keynote speech unveiling the East Asian Research Collaborations Network, Professor Simon Marginson (UCL Institute of Education) said “East Asia is on the margins in the UK, despite its overwhelming importance at the world level”. Read: THE More...

26 March 2015: Remembering an Overlooked Treaty

On the 40th birthday of the Biological and Toxins Weapons Convention, Professor Brian Balmer (UCL Science & Technology Studies) looks back on an important moment in the history of science, technology and arms control. Read: Guardian
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