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The Irish men who mapped the British Empire article News story: The Irish men who mapped the British Empire
26 August 2016

A new book by Charles Drazin from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) takes the reader on a historical journey from a small village in rural Ireland to the farthest flung outposts of the early twentieth century British empire.

The Hennessy Lecture 2016: Lord Heseltine article News story: The Hennessy Lecture 2016: Lord Heseltine
25 August 2016

Each year, the Mile End Institute invites a distinguished politician to reflect on the issues of the day in honour of its patron, Peter Hennessy. The 2016 Hennessy Lecture will be delivered by Michael Heseltine.

New Earth-like planet found around nearest star article News story: New Earth-like planet found around nearest star
24 August 2016

Clear evidence of a planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest star to the Solar System, has been found by an international team of scientists led by astronomers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Coding programme for school students awarded £40K article News story: Coding programme for school students awarded £40K
24 August 2016

A new Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) programme which aims to get school students coding has been awarded £40,000 in funding.

New study highlights poor medicine prescribing practices in Africa article News story: New study highlights poor medicine prescribing practices in Africa
22 August 2016

New research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and the Health Policy Consult in Ghana shows that prescribing indicators for Africa deviate significantly from targets set out by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Vaping may lead to fewer respiratory infections for ex-smokers article News story: Vaping may lead to fewer respiratory infections for ex-smokers
19 August 2016

The majority of smokers who successfully switch to vaping say they have fewer respiratory infections, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

‘Born to be bad’ or ‘Born to be benign’ – Testing cells for oesophageal cancer risk article News story: ‘Born to be bad’ or ‘Born to be benign’ – Testing cells for oesophageal cancer risk
19 August 2016

Genetically analysing lesions in the food pipe could provide an early and accurate test for oesophageal cancer.

Researchers map Netflix's content delivery network for the first time article News story: Researchers map Netflix's content delivery network for the first time
16 August 2016

Scientists at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have revealed the network infrastructure used by Netflix for its content delivery, by mimicking the film request process from all over the world and analysing the responses.

English Professor elected a Fellow of the Ecclesiastical History Society article News story: English Professor elected a Fellow of the Ecclesiastical History Society
16 August 2016

Isabel Rivers, Professor of Eighteenth-Century English Literature and Culture in the School of English and Drama, has been elected one of ten new Fellows of the Ecclesiastical History Society.

QMUL continues to rank top in London among Russell Group universities for student satisfaction article News story: QMUL continues to rank top in London among Russell Group universities for student satisfaction
10 August 2016

This is the second year in a row that students at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have ranked their courses top in London among Russell Group universities for overall satisfaction.

QMUL researchers awarded placements in US Library of Congress and the Huntington Library article News story: QMUL researchers awarded placements in US Library of Congress and the Huntington Library
9 August 2016

Two researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have been awarded prestigious placements in major US research institutions.

Homeless choir supported by People's Palace Projects receives Olympic torch in Rio 2016 article News story: Homeless choir supported by People's Palace Projects receives Olympic torch in Rio 2016
8 August 2016

People with experience of homelessness have gained visibility at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympics, thanks to a project co-produced by People’s Palace Projects (PPP), based at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Looking different to your parents can be an evolutionary advantage article News story: Looking different to your parents can be an evolutionary advantage
8 August 2016

Looking different to your parents can provide species with a way to escape evolutionary dead ends, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

Radar tracking reveals the article News story: Radar tracking reveals the "life stories" of bumblebees as they forage for food
5 August 2016

Scientists have tracked the flight paths of a group of bumblebees throughout their entire lives to find out how they explore their environment and search for food.

QMUL in partnership with King’s College London and Imperial College London awarded ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership article News story: QMUL in partnership with King’s College London and Imperial College London awarded ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership
4 August 2016

Queen Mary University of London, King’s College London, and Imperial College London have today announced a new partnership to train the next generation of social science researchers.

Donald Trump’s chaotic use of metaphor is a crucial part of his appeal blog Blog: Donald Trump’s chaotic use of metaphor is a crucial part of his appeal
3 August 2016

Andrew Hines, a PhD candidate at QMUL's School of Languages, Linguistics, and Film, write about Republican nominee Donald Trump's unorthodox and rule-breaking rhetorical style. 

Robot start-ups, a bump in the road to graduation, dating app dissertations, and a ceremony worth the wait – QMUL rounds up 2016’s graduation stories article News story: Robot start-ups, a bump in the road to graduation, dating app dissertations, and a ceremony worth the wait – QMUL rounds up 2016’s graduation stories
2 August 2016

This summer nearly 2,900 QMUL students came together to attend our graduation ceremonies, the culmination of years of hard work and achievement.

94.2 per cent of QMUL graduates are in work or study six months after leaving article News story: 94.2 per cent of QMUL graduates are in work or study six months after leaving
2 August 2016

The latest Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey reveals 94.2 per cent of QMUL graduates are in work or study, six months after leaving the university.  

PILI: HIV from the female perspective blog Blog: PILI: HIV from the female perspective
29 July 2016

Dr Sophie Harman from QMUL's School of Politics and International Relations writes about her forthcoming film about HIV, which based on the testimony of 85 local women from the Pwani region of Tanzania.

The impact of private sector contracts on NHS provision and treatment inequalities article News story: The impact of private sector contracts on NHS provision and treatment inequalities
28 July 2016

Patient choice and the use of the private sector for hip surgery in Scotland was found to be associated with a decrease in NHS provision and may have contributed to an increase in age-related and socio-economic treatment inequalities, according to research by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

QMUL appoints its first Fulbright Scholar article News story: QMUL appoints its first Fulbright Scholar
27 July 2016

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is delighted to announce the appointment of its first Fulbright Scholar, who will join the School of Physics and Astronomy in the academic year 2016-17.

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