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British students paint over Kipling mural, protesting against ‘racist attitudes’

Dr Nick Draper (UCL Centre for the Study of the Legacies of British Slave-ownership) commented on recent UK student protests against campus buildings named after people with links to Britain’s colonial slave trade. He suggests such protests are part of a wider phenomenon, with growing tensions surrounding how the past is remembered. Read: NY Times More...

Published: Jul 20, 2018 4:08:43 PM

Is there a difference between vandalism and art?

Dr Rafael Schacter (UCL Anthropology) talks about differentiating between vandalism and art works and how this distinction can be problematic. Listen: BBC Radio 4 (from 32 min, 35 secs)  More...

Published: Jul 20, 2018 12:10:47 PM

Cisco channels $100m into the UK's artificial intelligence tech sector

Cisco will partner with UCL to open one of the world's largest research centres for AI, backed by the Prime Minister Theresa May and digital secretary Jeremy Wright. Read: City AM More...

Published: Jul 20, 2018 12:06:06 PM

Brexit must not endanger the soft power projected by universities

Universities can play a critical role in shaping our country’s future, through research, partnerships & finding solutions to global issues. Writing in The Times, UCL Vice Provost International, Nicola Brewer, explains the value of ‘soft power’. Read: The Times More...

Published: Jul 20, 2018 8:49:21 AM