Talking points a range of topical issues tackled by academics 18 June 1 July
Professor Philip Shaw from the School of English has written an opinion piece for The Conversation where, two centuries after Waterloo, he discusses the famous painting commissioned by the Duke of Wellington after he triumphed over Napoleon.
- Read the article 'Waterloo won, war over: the painting that captures the moment' hosted on Think: Leicester here
In an article on the London School of Economics and Political Science website Emma-Louise Aveling and Graham Martin from the Department of Health Sciences argue that with funders pushing for wider collaboration, dilemmas about how to allocate authorship fairly is set to intensify.
- Read the article 'First among equals? Recommendations and guidelines for deciding who gets authorship credit' here
Colin Hyde from the East Midlands Oral History Archive has written an article for Think: Leicester on the value of oral history in capturing unique moments in time – and the people who experienced them.
- Read the article 'Oral history gives a voice to the voiceless often forgotten in written records' here
Professor Jan Zalasiewicz from the Department of Geology has written an article for the Guardian about how the rate at which vertebrate species are dying at the moment far exceeds the norm.
- Read the full article 'The Earth stands on the brink of its sixth mass extinction and the fault is ours' here
In an article for the Leicester Mercury Dr Simon Bennett from the School of Management has discussed the aftermath of the recent killings in Charleston.
- Read the article 'Acts of terror generally do not produce the expected outcomes' hosted on Think: Leicester here
In an article for The Conversation Professor Panicos Demetriades from the Department of Economics has discussed the current state of Greece's banks.
- Read the article 'Euro nightmare unfolds: queues at banks in Greece as capital controls follow ECB funding cap' hosted on Think: Leicester here
In an article for The Conversation, Professor Stephen Wood from the School of Management has examined Britain's current productivity problems.
- Read the article 'To solve Britain’s productivity puzzle, try asking the workers' hosted on Think: Leicester here
In an article for The Conversation Laura MacKenzie from the Department of Politics and International Relations has discussed far-right political group in Europe.
- Read the article 'Marine Le Pen has a new right-wing group in Europe – should we be worried?' hosted on Think: Leicester here
Dr Juliette McGregor from the Department of Cell Physiology and Pharmacology has explored new insights into the ability to perceive polarisation of light in humans in an article for The Conversation.