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The shame of our silence

Guardian (p.30) 31st May 2006

Robert Winston argues that instead of being cowed by activists, scientists should trumpet the virtues of animal testing.

The Happiness Formula

BBC 2 Television 31st May 2006

As part of this six episode documentary series looking at what long term happiness is about, Professor Simon Wessely, Institute of Psychiatry was interviewed in a programme on multiculturalism and Professor Paul Salkovskis, clinical psychologist, King's College London was interviewed in an earlier programme (24 May) about medication as an artificial way to control happiness.

Violent Crime

Channel 5 News 31st May 2006

Chris Eades, The Centre for Crime and Justice Studies discussed violent crime and the knife amnesty. He also gave interviews to the ITV News and BBC News (19 May 2006) and Sky News (12 and 13 May 2006).

Animal rights group reveals university lab builders' secret address

Daily Telegraph (p7) 31st May 2006

Animal rights protesters have discovered the secret location of builders working on the construction of a new Oxford University laboratory. Speak, a group that says it uses only legal means to protest against vivisection, will demonstrate outside the men's quarters in a Cotswolds village on Saturday. It also emerged yesterday that during a concert in Oxford on Thursday the singer Morrissey, a passionate anti-vivisectionist branded the university "the shame of England" for allowing the laboratory to go ahead. He also warned workers at the laboratory site: "We'll get you."

Long-term deprivation affects children's development

Daily Record.co.uk 31st May 2006

Dr Celia Beckett, King's College London study into affects of how severe hardship and malnutrition in early years can have a lasting effect on children's intelligence was discussed on Daily Record.co.uk and briefly in Mirror.co.uk. Findings were published first in the USA journal Child Development, June issue.

Lecturers accused of anti-semitism

Daily Mail (p25) 31st May 2006

Israeli politicians have accused a British lecturers' union of anti-semitism after it urged its members to boycott visiting academics from Israel. On Monday, the NATFHE union voted to advise staff in further education to boycott Israeli lecturers and universities in protest at the coutnry's Palestinian occupation policies. The response from Israel was one of disbelief. Its universities have a history of trenchant criticism of Israeli policies.

Magna Carta

BBC Radio 2 30th May 2006

David Carpenter, Professor in Medieval History discussed the Magna Carta on the Jeremy Vine show after a poll found its anniversary the best date for a new national day to celebrate Britishness.

The wider implications of a study of Oxbridge examination results

The Times (Editorial p17) 30th May 2006

Few issues produce more heat and less light than admissions to the leading universities. There are many working in the independent sector who swear blind that fee-paying pupils are being discriminated against when it comes to entering the likes of Oxford and Cambridge. There are others involved with comprehensives who are no less convinced that these two universities are still bastions of Brideshead Revisited. Yet, as we report today, there is now some evidence that should improve the quality of this discussion.

Dons debunk claim that state pupils do better at Oxbridge

Times (p14) 30th May 2006

Oxford academics have challenged the belief that state-educated pupils perform better at university than those who have been privately educated. Their study suggests that at Oxford and Cambridge, A-level grades accurately indicate success and that admissions tutors should not be more lenient towards those from state schools.

Prison Overcrowding

BBC Radio 5 Live 30th May 2006

Rob Allen, director of the International Centre for Prison Studies discussed overcrowding in prisons following comments made by Lord Phillips, the Lord Chief Justice.

Students plot revenge

Guardian (Educ Supp p1) 30th May 2006

Victims of the escalating war between lecturers and universities, undergraduates, are beginning to fight back. Their weapon asks this feature: legal action.

Lecturers' union supports boycott of 'apartheid' Israel

The Independent (p9) 30th May 2006

Britain's biggest lecturers' union has backed a call for a boycott of Israeli universities in protest at its government's "apartheid" policies towards Palestine. Delegates at the annual conference of the 69,000-strong NATFHE, the university and college lecturers' union, voted to urge all their members to consider boycotting all Israeli institutions and academics who did not publicly dissociate themselves from their government's policies.

Unions impatient for new offer

Guardian (Educ Supp) 30th May 2006

As talks resume today to try to resolve the pay dispute, lecturers' leader Roger Kline of Nafthe, warns that attitudes are hardening.

Universities urged to avoid cut-price Clearing

Guardian (Educ Supp p12) 30th May 2006

Sir Martin Harris, head of the Office for Fair Access (OFFA) says last-minute bargains to attract students would create problems in this feature about clearing.

Early deprivation has long-lasting effects: study

Reuters 29th May 2006

Article discussing research published in 'Child Development' co-authored by Dr. Celia M. Beckett, on how severe malnourishment and other forms of deprivation for sustained periods during a child's early years may have lasting consequences on intellectual development in later childhood.

Third of final-year students visit GP

Daily Telegraph (p9) 29th May 2006

One third of final-year degree students have visited their doctor and more than a fifth have sought help from a counsellor because of the stress of exams, according to a survey carried out last week. Pressure to achieve at least a 2:1 classification, uncertainty over the lecturers' pay dispute and soaring debt are cited as triggers for widespread anxiety among this year's candidates.

Lecturers dig in for prolonged pay battle with universities

Guardian 29th May 2006

Leaders of Britain's largest lecturers' union - Natfhe - have voted unanimously to escalate their national pay dispute with universities, with a call to hold out for their demands "to Christmas and beyond".

Is this heart drug too much of a good thing?

Daily Telegraph (p25) 29th May 2006

Statins are taken by two million people in Britain - now, a new study says millions more of us should be prescribed them. But medication is no substitute for a healthy lifestyle. Tom Sanders, professor of nutrition and dietetics at King's, is quoted in the article, "I am pro-statin in people who are at high risk and you could justify their use for everybody over 60. The problem is that they are being prescribed to much younger people, whose absolute risk is quite low and who are going to have a very long lifetime exposure.

Early stroke cause 'discovered'

BBC Online news 29th May 2006

A rare genetic disorder is the cause of some strokes in young people, German researchers have said. Scientists in Rostock found 4% of over 700 people aged 18 to 55 years who had a stroke also had Fabry disease. Dr Antony Rudd, a stroke specialist at King's said, "This is interesting research, but Fabry disease is still only likely to be responsible for a small proportion of strokes even in young people. However, as a potentially treatable and preventable cause, it is one that all doctors involved in treating stroke patients should be aware of."

Law and disorder

Economist 29th May 2006

Article which looks at Labour's confused record on criminal justice quotes Professor Mike Hough, Director of the The Institute for Criminal Policy Research in the School of Law, on community sentences.

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