Expert opinions cover the Anthropocene Leo Varadkar trauma after terror attacks and protest camps

Professor Jan Zalasiewicz from the Department of Geology has discussed the origin and implications of the term 'Anthropocene' in Science, People and Politics.

Leo Varadkar, Leader of the Fine Gael Party, has long insisted his sexuality or ethnicity do not define him, but it is a defining moment for Ireland, says Dr Richard Butler from the School of History in an article for

Dr Fabian Frenzel from the School of Business has written an article for The Conversation discussing how around the world, social and protest movements empower people to push for change from outside of established institutions.

Dr Rob Dover from the School of History, Politics and International Relations has been interviewed by a Brazilian newspaper about Theresa May and Brexit. Read the article (in Spanish) here.

Emeritus Professor Michael Wang from the School of Neuroscience, Psychology and Behaviour has been interviewed on BBC Radio Leicester about the psychological effects of terrorism.

Listen to the interview below:

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