Talking points a range of topics tackled by academics this week

Despite promises of ‘ultrafast’ broadband services in the latest Budget announcement, Dr Bianca Reisdorf from the Department of Media and Communications and Anne-Marie Oostveen from the University of Oxford reflect on how we have yet to see the results of previous promises of minimum broadband speeds:

Professor Mark Jobling and Dr Daniel Zadik from the Department of Genetics examine the impact of the results of the People of the British Isles (PoBI) project and what it tells us about where we come from:

The eye is the only part of the brain that can be seen directly and, as Professor Irene Gottlob from our Department of Cardiovascular Sciences explains, is a useful means of investigating nervous and neurological diseases:

Should we be concerned about the scale of businesses? Professor Martin Parker from the School of Management discusses whether we should be thinking smaller:

Dr Katherine Foxhall from the School of History discusses criticisms of the BBC drama ‘Banished’ as relying on stereotypes:

In the wake of supposed political corruption scandals, Dr Jon Moran from the Department of Politics and International Relations argues that the UK needs to enforce its legislation better:

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