Boris Johnson’s Downing Street party apology: three key takeaways

Author : Chris Stafford, Doctoral Researcher, Politics and International Relations Department, University of Nottingham Following mounting pressure and incontrovertible evidence, prime minister Boris Johnson has for the...

Is the party over for Boris Johnson? This polling detail suggests it could be

Author : Paul Whiteley, Professor, Department of Government, University of Essex The Labour prime minister Harold Wilson coined the phrase “a week is a long time in...

Beyond Cyrano de Bergerac’s nose – the real man behind the swashbuckling hero

Author : Joseph Harris, Professor of Early Modern French and Comparative Literature, Royal Holloway University of London There’s something quite striking missing in Peter Dinklage’s performance of...

Does a new study really show that hydroxychloroquine might be effective against omicron?

Author : Ben Krishna, Postdoctoral Researcher, Immunology and Virology, University of Cambridge Hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malaria drug controversially touted as a cure for COVID despite a lack of...

Why haven’t petrol prices gone back down yet? A new business model might explain...

Author : Andrew Barron, Sêr Cymru Chair of Low Carbon Energy and Environment, Swansea University Across the UK the cost of filling up cars shot up in...

Why European defence cooperation still matters for the UK – despite Brexit

Author : Gesine Weber, PhD Candidate in Defence Studies, King's College London European Council President Charles Michel recently declared 2022 the “year of European defence”. Indeed, the...

Five fascinating insights into the inner lives of plants

Author : Sven Batke, Lecturer in Biology, Edge Hill University Approximately 4.5 billion years ago, Earth’s land surface was barren and devoid of life. It would take...

portraying the darker sides of motherhood on the page and the screen

Author : Katrin Wehling-Giorgi, Associate Professor, Durham University Since the enormous success of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels, Italy’s leading female author, who famously writes under a pseudonym,...

poor mental health among doctoral researchers – new research

Author : Cassie M Hazell, Lecturer in Social Sciences, University of Westminster PhD students are the future of research, innovation and teaching at universities and beyond –...

a story of monstrous egos and toxic rivalries

Author : Kersten Hall, Author and Honorary Fellow, School of Philosophy, Religion and History of Science, University of Leeds When Frederick Banting’s phone rang one morning in...