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11 June 2009

A round-up of the stories making the headlines recently.

10 June

News that Professor Andy Ness from the Department of Oral and Dental Science has received a grant of £1.8m from the National Institute for Health Research for research into cleft palate and head and neck cancer was reported on by the Bristol Evening Post .

6 June

Women and politics

Dr Sarah Childs, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics was interviewed on Sky news on women and politics following the recent resignations and last Friday’s [5 June] cabinet reshuffle.

6 June

Would you wear a serial killer’s cardigan?

SuperSense, a new book by Professor Bruce Hood from the Department of Experimental Psychology, that looks at why so many of us have what he calls a ‘supersense’, or a belief that there are energies, patterns, forces and entities operating in the world that are categorically denied by science, was featured in the Bristol Evening Post

5 June

Constitutional reform

Mark Wickham-Jones, Professor of Political Science in the Department of Politics appeared on The Westcountry Tonight on ITV1 on Friday 5 June at 6 pm discussing how significant the MPs expenses row could be to democracy and the changes it might bring. 

3 June

European elections

Dr Nieves Pérez-Solórzano Borragán, Senior Lecturer in European Politics in the Department of Politics was interviewed on BBC Radio Bristol’s Breakfast show [Thursday 4 June] about the European elections.


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