Talking points a range of topical issues tackled by academics 15 21 October

Dr Samantha Johnson from the Department of Health Sciences has written an article for Action Medical Research about developing a programme to help children with maths skills that are vital for their future life chances.

Dr Saeeda Shah from the School of Education has written an article for The Conversation discussing issues of marginalisation and challenges facing faith schools.

In an article for Spiked Dr Tara McCormack from the Department of Politics and International Relations discusses western media coverage of Russian airstrikes in Syria.

Dr Claire Jenkins from the Department of the History of Art and Film has written an article for Think: Leicester discussing the success of the much-loved franchise and why people still enjoy it today.

Professor Sarah Hainsworth from the Department of Engineering has written an article discussing how research plays an integral part in creating businesses and changing lives.

Dr Heather Brunskell-Evans from the Centre for Medical Humanities has written an article for the Leicester Mercury about changes taking place at Playboy. Heather has also written an article for the Huffington Post on the same subject.

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