UCL in the media
Education systems where parents choose schools are often more segregated in relation to socio-economic differences, argues an article co-authored by Professor Dominic Wyse (UCL Institute of Education).
Researchers including Professor Anson Mackay (UCL Geography) have discovered contemporary accounts of extreme weather events, including devastating floods and massive snowfalls, which happened in the Bristol area around the turn of the 16th/17th century.
Lockdown loneliness for children could leave a long legacy, as “keeping relationships with others during this period provides the foundation for good mental health in adulthood,” says Professor Eamon McCrory (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences).
England has seen a modest rise in psychotic symptoms in recent years, while antipsychotic medication use doubled over the same period, according to a study led by Dr Natalie Shoham (UCL Psychiatry).
Analysis of 48,000-year-old Neanderthal teeth discovered at a dig in Jersey led by Dr Matthew Pope (UCL Institute of Archaeology) suggest interbreeding with modern humans was common.
Deaths from Covid-19 in the current wave of the pandemic are "likely to far exceed the number seen during the first wave," as it will be more protracted than the first, warns Professor Karl Friston (UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology).
President Biden’s relations with Iran may be strained as “Iran feels aggrieved that Trump first ripped up the deal, then decimated their economy, and then killed one of their leading military leaders,” says Dr Christian Emery (UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies).
Professor Ludvic Zrinzo (UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology) explains why lobotomies became commonplace, as well as the ethical and medical issues with the controversial treatment.
Private school bursaries and grants for poorer pupils are "relatively low in value" and have had only a limited impact in opening up access beyond the richest 10% of families, finds research led by Prof Francis Green (UCL Institute of Education).