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Al Jazeera Inside Story – Crisis in Calais

Professor Thom Brooks appears on Al Jazeera’s Inside Story to discuss the crisis in Calais and whether there is a viable long term solution. He joins Maya Konforti of L’Auberge des Migrant, a French migrant charity, and James Hookham, the deputy chief executive of Britain's Freight Transport Association.

Watch here (discussion starts 4.18)

The Life Scientific - Carlos Frenk

Professor of Carlos Frenk appears on BBC Radio 4's The Life Scientific to talk about his life and work with Jim al-Khalili

Listen here

Philosophy for children?

A new study shows that children as young as nine and ten, who are encouraged to have philosophical discussions around topics such as truth, fairness and knowledge, can improve their progress in maths and reading by an average of two extra months with disadvantaged pupils making even bigger strides.

Professor Stephen Gorard, School of Education, discusses his findings during Newshour on the BBC World Service (at 45 mins).

Girls and Sport, ITV Tyne Tees

Dr Stacey Pope appears in an ITV Tyne Tees news feature on sport and girls. She discusses the reasons why females have less involvement in sport and that one of the key reasons is access to sport, especially in traditionally male-defined sports.

Watch her interview here.

Professor Fiona Measham

BBC3's Taster Project: How Safe Are My Drugs?

This short interactive video from BBC3, features Professor Fiona Measham as she shows DJ B. Traits how she and the scientific community are taking new actions to
combat drug dangers.

BBC3 Taster Projects: How Safe Are My Drugs?

Dark Matter, the mystery of the missing mass

Dark matter, the mysterious and invisible substance which is believed to make up most of the Universe is the topic of discussion on BBC Radio 4's In Our Time.

Joining presenter Melvyn Bragg are Professor Carlos Frenk, Ogden Professor of Fundamental Physics and Director of the Institute for Computational Cosmology, Carolin Crawford, Public Astronomer at the Institute of Astronomy and Anne Green, Reader in Physics at the University of Nottingham.

What can science offer historians?

Professor Andy Beeby talks to Tom Holland about new research which is analysing ink on medieval parchments, providing a whole new way of reading medieval manuscrips. 

Listen to the broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Making History, at 15mins 30 secs.

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