Comment and opinion
Britain should reform itself before pointing the finger at Brussels
Duncan Connors looks at what the EU has done for Britain and asks "Is our economy strong enough to stand alone?"
How to respond to an allegation of sexual assault
Following publication of this week's New York Magazine, the cover of which shows 35 of the 46 women with sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby, Nicole Westmarland asks "what is the best way to respond if someone does make a disclosure of sexual assault to you?"
(29 Jul 2015)
Rise in 'sugar babies' mirrors increase in student sex work
Judith Evans asks whether the increase in "sugar dating" among students coincides in the rise of university tuition fees.
Philosophy for children boosts their progress at school
Professor Stephen Gorard, Dr Beng Huat See and Nadia Siddiqui explain how philosophical discussions with primary school children can boost their maths and literacy
Galaxy survey to probe why the universe is accelerating
Professor Carlton Baugh explains how a new astronomical instrument may resolve the mystery of why the universe is expanding at an accelerating rate.
Reducing the attainment gap for poorer pupils
Stephen Gorard, Beng Huat See and Nadia Siddiqui respond to a new report from Demos, and question whether after-school activities help reduce the attainment gap for poorer pupils?
(30 Jun 2015) » More about reducing the attainment gap for poorer pupils
The massive waste happening in mosquito-borne disease research
In the fight against diseases transmitted by bites from infected insects and ticks, Anne Wilson , School of Biological & Biomedical Sciences says poorly designed field trials are causing a massive waste of financial resources.
Special exam arrangements for dyslexia veering out of control
Professor Joe Elliott explains why concerns that people with dyslexia won't be able to memorise poetry are missing the point.
Domestic violence 'grown old': the unseen victims of prolonged abuse
Hannah Bows, School of Applied Social Sciences, says we must continue to raise awareness about domestic violence directed against older women, and address a lack of specific support for older victims.
Paris climate deal could be Cameron’s global legacy
When it comes to climate change, it’s vital that the UK government listens to the scientists. Dr Douglas Halliday is explains why.
Psychological coercion and manipulation is now a daily part of claiming benefits
Dr Felicity Callard, Reader in the Department of Geography, and Director of Hubbub doesn’t think psychology can be used to diagnose and treat unemployment. She, Dr Lynne Friedli (Hubbub collatorator) and Robert Stearn of Birkbeck College, University of London explain why.
Our latest scientific research partner was a medieval bishop
Tom McLeish, Giles Gasper and their research partner Hannah Smithson, (University of Oxford) present their work on Grosseteste at the Cheltenham Science Festival.
How online vigilantes make paedophile policing more difficult
Graham Hill and David Wall argue that we must resolve the questions raised by online anti-paedophile vigilantism before it reaches the point where due process and the concept of justice become largely irrelevant.
Queen’s speech 2015: the experts respond
The first Queen's Speech of the new Parliament outlined the new government’s ambitious policy agenda for the coming year. Helen Fenwick looks at the Investigatory Powers Bill which covers surveillance.
(28 May 2015) » More about Queen’s speech 2015: the experts respond
10 questions for the Labour Party
Professor David Held says Labour's problems cannot be fixed by minor tweaks, they need to address the big questions.
(27 May 2015) » More about 10 questions for the Labour Party
The damage caused by incompetent rape response
Following the news that Hampshire constabulary paid out £20,000 in damages to a young woman who reported a rape to them in 2012, Nicole Westmarland argues the case for specialist teams to deal with people who experience sexual violence.
(26 May 2015) » More about the damage caused by incompetent rape response
Feedback from teachers doesn't always help pupils improve
A new study by Beng Huat See and Stephen Gorard casts doubt on whether feedback is always as effective as previous studies have made out.
Who are the top football teams in the health league?
New research by Clare Bambra at the Centre for Health and Inequalities Research (CHIR) shows who are the winners and losers in the public health league.
(19 May 2015) » More about who are the top football teams in the health league?
Why men are not biologically useless after all...
Dr Jo Setchell, explains why sexual selection – and partner choice – improves the overall genetic quality of a species and reduces the risk of population extinction.
(19 May 2015) » More about why men are not biologically useless after all...
How organised crime in the UK has evolved beyond the mafia model
Professor David Wall (SASS), and Yulia Chistyakova (Liverpool John Moores University) describe how research reveals a very different picture of organised crime.
Time for proportional representation in the House of Lords
Dr Benedict Douglas believes the recent UK election made a
compelling case for proportional representation, but it’s unlikely the government will listen.
Uncertainties over the NHS will continue amid further Tory cuts to local government
Professor David Hunter, Centre for Public Policy and Health asks, "Having won an unexpected but slender majority, will the Conservative party’s new-found confidence result in new, bolder policies which may further erode the NHS’s public service?"
Why the VE Day narrative in Germany is becoming even more complicated
Historian Dr James Koranyi believes that commemoration and memory is being re-politicised in Germany, and this could have worrying consequences.
Can the SNP derail Conservative hopes in Berwickshire?
David Byrne, says loosing their only seat in Scotland could have dire implications for the Conservative party.
The quiet local revolution reshaping the NHS
Professor David Hunter describes how the shift of health policy from London to the English regions could reshape the future of the NHS.
(6 May 2015) » More about the quiet local revolution reshaping the NHS
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