Talking points a range of topics tackled by academics 16 April

Dr Heather Brunskell-Evans from the Centre for Medical Humanities has contributed an article to The Conversation looking into research by NSPCC Childline suggesting that in a poll of nearly 700 12 to 13-year-olds in the UK, one in five had viewed pornographic images that shocked or disturbed them. The article explores a 'porn phenomenon' affecting young people and contemplates what can be done to counter this.

Dr Turi King from the Department of Genetics has written a piece for The Conversation investigating the extent in which we may be related to Richard III. In the article she suggests that, just as Benedict Cumberbatch has been revealed to be related to Richard III, so could we all to varying degrees.

Professor Martin Parker from the School of Management has written a piece for the Management is too Important Not to Debate Blog about the upcoming Critical Management Studies conference in July, which aims to explore alternatives and how the future may differ to the present - including how power now lies with people with suits rather than the armour of Richard III's time.

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