Talking points a range of topics tackled by academics this week

Professor Norman Housley from the School of History has written an article about the BBC drama 'Wolf Hall', which portrays aspects of Tudor life, including diction, with what he describes as 'outstanding' historical accuracy.

Dr Jan Zalasiewicz and Professor Mark Williams from the Department of Geology have written an article theorising when the Anthropocene may have begun, suggesting that July 16, 1945, the date of the world’s first nuclear test, is a “practical and effective” choice.

Dr Jon Moran from the Department of Politics and International Relations has written an article on how police corruption has changed over time, exploring levels of corruption that occurred in the past.

Dr Nigel Bannister from the Department of Physics and Astronomy has written an article about new technologies allowing us to better find ships that go missing at sea.

Stephanie Gordon, a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Department of Politics and International Relations, has written an article about how state control over births in China is being retooled and reworked rather than discontinued.

Dr Richard Jones from the Centre for English Local History gives a short history of Leicester to mark Richard III's reinterment in the city.

You can discover other thought-provoking pieces by Leicester academics on The Conversation.

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