Leicester reaches 200 article milestone on The Conversation

Academics from across our University have collectively captured the imagination of over 3.5 million readers through 200 articles written for The Conversation - setting a new milestone for Leicester in delivering expert opinion in response to topical news.

Articles published by Leicester academics cover a range of research areas, including: the future of artificial intelligence, the enduring popularity of James Bond, how some types of sugar can be good for you and many more.

The 200th article published by Leicester academics was written by Dr James Hamill from the School of History, Politics and International Relations and explores South Africa’s political climate, with protests mounting against the embattled president.

With a growing community of more than 45,300 academics and researchers from 1,911 institutions, The Conversation is encouraging Leicester academics interested in raising their profile to become an author and pitch article ideas based on individual research expertise.

Experts are also regularly contributing opinion pieces to the University's Think: Leicester platform, which provides academics and doctoral students with an opportunity to present their independent views on topical news. Recent highlights have included a number of articles about the policies of Donald Trump and insights into Brexit and the future of the UK.