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13 July 2018: What’s the point of Ofsted?

Dr Melanie Ehren (UCL Institute of Education) comments on school inspections and how high-performing jurisdictions such as Finland, do not inspect schools. Read: TES (£) More...

13 July 2018: Free schools accused of 'social selection'

A study by Professor Rebecca Allen and Dr Rob Higham (UCL Institute of Education) has found that free schools in England reproduce socio-economic inequalities through social selection. Read: TES More...

13 July 2018: 'Data is a fingerprint'

A study led by Beatrice Perez (UCL Geography) shows how metadata on Twitter can be used in extremely precise identification of each and every one of us. Read: WiredMore: Guardian, Yahoo More...

13 July 2018: Iceland slaughters blue whale for first time in 40 years, sparking anger among conservationists

Ellen Coombs (UCL Biosciences) comments on the features and rarity of blue whales and blue-fin hybrids after whalers in Iceland have been accused of slaughtering an endangered blue whale. Read: Independent, More: Yahoo More...

13 July 2018: Happiness linked to longer life

A five-year study by Professor Andrew Steptoe (UCL Epidemiology & Health) showed that older people were up to 35% less likely to die if they reported feeling happy, excited and content on a typical day, even if they had other problems. Read: Evening Standard, More: CNN More...

13 July 2018: Should schools group classes by stage, not age?

Dr Eleanore Hargreaves (UCL Institute of Education) explains that children are likely to thrive as long as they are “challenged appropriately”, regardless of age group. Listen: BBC Look North East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire (from 12 min, 15 secs). Available until 7pm on 13/07/18   More...

12 July 2018: Donald Trump's UK visit

As Donald Trump visits the UK, Emeritus Professor Kathleen Burk (UCL History) talks to BBC Radio 4’s Today programme and explains why the President’s visit is necessary to uphold the UK-US special relationship, especially for intelligence purposes. Listen: BBC Radio4 (from 39 min) More...

12 July 2018: Twitter deletes millions of fake accounts

Juan Guzman (UCL Computer Science) explains the effect of bots and how Twitter did not think it was a problem until Brexit and the 2016 election. Read: Mirror More...

12 July 2018: UCL to lead major review of legal services regulation

Professor Stephen Mayson (UCL Laws) will lead an independent review into the regulatory framework for legal services in the UK. Read: UCL News, More: Times (£). Legal Futures. More...

11 July 2018: Nude bathing in Jane Austen? It can only be an Andrew Davies adaptation

In anticipation of screenwriter Andrew Davies’ adaptation of Sanditon, Professor John Mullan (UCL English Language & Literature)  comments on the mystery of whether the first 12 chapters were a final draft. Read: Telegraph More...

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