UCL in the media
An article written by academics from UCL’s Queen Square Institute of Neurology explains how UCL’s Rare Dementia Support Service has launched a Covid-19 emergency kit with increased call support and virtual buddying, following an increase in calls to the service during lockdown.
Chemical analysis suggests that the Stonehenge blocks came from near Abergavenny, meaning it is unlikely that the stones were taken on rafts on the Bristol Avon. Dr Robert Ixer (UCL Archaeology), who co-authored the study says: “This totally destroys the raft theory".
Professor Robert West (UCL Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care) shares his concerns about the possible introduction of immunity passports, saying that “it could create a multi-tier society and increase levels of discrimination and inequity”.
Professor Mariana Mazzucato (UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose) reflects that the coronavirus pandemic is an opportunity for governments to spend more wisely to preserve public interests and create a more equal society.
Independent SAGE member Professor Susan Michie (UCL Psychology & Language Sciences) shares her concerns that the reopening of pubs on 4 July could lead to people putting themselves at increased risk of catching Covid-19.
With allegations of ballot stuffing and vote fraud, Dr Ben Noble (UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies) explains what a nationwide vote on constitutional change in Russia means, now that Vladimir Putin has the potential to remain in power until 2036.
Children with coronavirus may have neurological symptoms in the absence of the respiratory ones typically associated with Covid-19, according to a new UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology and UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health study.
From deep cleaning and robots to emptier commuter trains, Professor Julio Davila (UCL Bartlett Development Planning Unit) discusses some of the options transport authorities could implement to protect commutes from the risk of infection.
Boris Johnson has likened his post-Covid stimulus deal to Franklin D Roosevelt’s plan to lift the American economy from the Great Depression. Professor Iwan Morgan (UCL Institute of the Americas) says it will require long-term commitment and detailed policy to be successful.