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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

In an article for The Conversation Professor Panicos Demetriades from the Department of Economics has discussed the current state of Greece's banks.

In an article for The Conversation, Professor Stephen Wood from the School of Management has examined Britain's current productivity problems.

In an article for The Conversation Laura MacKenzie from the Department of Politics and International Relations has discussed far-right political group in Europe.

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.

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