On Sunday after ten gruelling weeks the House of Lancaster finally won the Wars of the Roses as the final episode of The White Queen, the BBC’s dramatisation of three of Philippa Gregory’s historical novels, unfolded.
Recent revelations about the frequency with which children experience cyber-bullying have caused alarm among parents, advertisers that feature on social media sites and even the Prime Minister.
Two weeks ago, the hastily commissioned report into the Liverpool Care Pathway (LCP) was published. More Care, Less Pathway (hereafter: the review) made 44 recommendations, the most significant being that the LCP should be phased out in England within 6-12 months.
In the week following the train crash at Santiago de Compostela, the reasons slowly came to light. Minutes after the crash we knew that the train had derailed and the driver was reported to have said it was travelling at around twice the line speed limit. Was this a speed that would have caused derailment?
The loyal toast drunk at all formal dinners in the University of Lancaster is ‘The Queen, the Duke of Lancaster’. For one of the many titles of the sovereign, whether male or female, is Duke (never Duchess) of Lancaster. So as the nation celebrates the birth of a baby boy who will in the normal course of events occupy the throne after Charles III and William V, we also hail a future Duke of Lancaster.
A recent two year-long project, Dyslexia for Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (DysTEFL), funded by the European Commission, has developed teacher training materials to help teach foreign languages to dyslexic students more efficiently.
It’s been an eventful month for organ donation policy. First, the Welsh National Assembly passed legislation that, from 2015, will make Wales the only part of the UK to have an opt out system for deceased donors. National Transplant Week started on Monday. Then yesterday saw the publication of Taking Organ Transplantation to 2020, which sets out the UK’s latest plans for improving donation rates.
July 4th 2013 was the first anniversary of the announcement by the ATLAS and CMS collaborations of the discovery of a Higgs-like particle. Now is a good point to reflect on what we now know about the Higgs, what we have yet to find, and what else our experiments are working on.
Events in Egypt over the past week have raised serious questions about the nature of democracy in the Middle East.
Why are there so few female Vice Chancellors? That was the question being asked at the Missing Women in Higher Education Leadership Conference held on June 26 at Lancaster University.