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What's in a name?

What can a child’s ability to write their own name tell us about their academic achievements later on? Dr Lee Copping from the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring explains.

(26 May 2016) » More about what's in a name?


Why England could get knocked out in the quarter finals

If Euro 2016 was based on how healthy each nation is, there would be some surprising results. Professor Clare Bambra from the Centre for Health and Inequalities Research explains.

(24 May 2016) » More about why England could get knocked out in the quarter finals


Celebrity injunction: why the law is not an ass when it comes to privacy

Professor Gavin Phillipson, from Durham Law School, explains why there is stronger public interest in privacy than revealing the details of a celebrity couple's private life - despite what the papers say.

(20 May 2016) » More about celebrity injunction: why the law is not an ass when it comes to privacy


Children with mild attention problems need support

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Dr Christine Merrell from the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring explains why it is important for teachers to spot children with mild attention problems in the classroom

(28 Apr 2016) » More about children with mild attention problems need support


Remembering Nepal: a year on from the devastating earthquakes

Dr Tom Robinson, Research Fellow in the Department of Geography says population growth in earthquake zones is putting more lives at risk, and explores methods to reduce the losses and devastation caused when they hit.

(25 Apr 2016) » More about Remembering Nepal: a year on from the devastating earthquakes


Callous Brexit tweeters will lose the battle for hearts and minds

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Professor Thom Brooks responds to the Brexit tweeters who used the Brussels attacks as an opportunity to score political points.

(23 Mar 2016) » More about callous Brexit tweeters will lose the battle for hearts and minds


What is COBRA?

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After the terror attacks in Brussels, the Prime Minister called an emergency COBRA meeting to determine the UK's response to these events. Professor Helen Fenwick from Durham Law School explains what COBRA is.

(23 Mar 2016) » More about what is COBRA?


Why evolution must be at the centre of fighting parasitic infection

Dr Mark Booth explains a major challenge to treating 1.7 billion people who still suffer from tropical diseases. 

(18 Mar 2016) » More about why evolution must be at the centre of fighting parasitic infection


The NHS plans for 'healthy towns' will not be a cure for inequality

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Creating a built environment conducive to health will improve childhood obesity and dementia but it won’t address the issues caused by health inequalities. Professor of Public Health Clare Bambra explains why. 

(2 Mar 2016) » More about the NHS plans for 'healthy towns' will not be a cure for inequality


 

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