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News story: Queen Mary encourages students to undertake careers in chemistry
6 March 2019

Queen Mary University of London hosted the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Schools' Analyst Competition, providing secondary school students with an experience of practical chemistry in higher education.

News story: In conversation with Rushanara Ali MP
5 March 2019

Speaking to Queen Mary University of London’s Future Global Leaders Forum, Rushanara Ali, Member of Parliament for Bethnal Green and Bow, shared with students her experiences of leadership and social responsibility.

News story: Giant ‘nerve cell’ science education centre lands in London’s East End
4 March 2019

‘Neuron Pod’ - a striking 23-metre long and 10-metre high free-standing structure – has opened its doors as an informal science learning centre at Queen Mary University of London’s Whitechapel campus.

News story: Black Londoners remain under-represented in local government, according to new study
4 March 2019

A new study from Queen Mary University of London has shown that London’s Black population remains under-represented in local government in London.

News story: Spider silk could be used as robotic muscle
4 March 2019

Spider silk, already known as one of the strongest materials for its weight, turns out to have another unusual property that might lead to new kinds of artificial muscles or robotic actuators, according to a research team involving Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Queen Mary leads on Intellectual Property training for China
1 March 2019

Senior Chinese officials from the China National Intellectual Property Administration (CNIPA) have this week completed a four-month training programme led by Professor Duncan Matthews, Director of Queen Mary’s Intellectual Property Research Institute.

News story: Inaugural Lecture: Professor Barbara Taylor on Philosophical Solitude
27 February 2019

Barbara Taylor, Professor of Humanities at Queen Mary University of London has given her inaugural lecture in which she explored the topic of Philosophical Solitude.

News story: Research shows link between rise of European populism and vaccine hesitancy
27 February 2019

There is a significant association between the rise of populism across Europe and the level of mistrust around vaccines, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Are referendums the future of British democracy?
26 February 2019

The 2016 Brexit referendum is having a profound impact on how the UK is governed yet for other countries referendums are a regular aspect of the political process. Queen Mary’s Mile End Institute hosted a panel discussion on 25 February to explore this topic.

News story: Breakfast cereals marketed at children found to contain 40 per cent sugar
26 February 2019

A new survey by Action on Sugar and Action on Salt, based at Queen Mary University of London, found that 49 per cent of cereal products surveyed with packaging that may appeal to children still received a red label for their high sugar content.

News story: Queen Mary Professor awarded prestigious Duff Cooper Prize
21 February 2019

Professor Julian Jackson, Head of the School of History at Queen Mary University of London, has won the Duff Cooper Prize for his biography of Charles De Gaulle, A Certain Idea of France: The Life of Charles De Gaulle.

News story: Winners announced at Education Excellence Awards
21 February 2019

The winners of Queen Mary’s new scheme of annual Education Excellence Awards and President and Principal’s Prizes have been announced at a ceremony on campus.

News story: Forcing bosses to join same pension scheme as staff pays off, according to new study
19 February 2019

A new study has found that forcing bosses to join the same pension plan as their staff could protect ‘salary-related’ pension schemes that offer workers a guaranteed income when they retire.

News story: Queen Mary’s latest Arts and Culture programme released
15 February 2019

Queen Mary University of London has announced a new programme of Arts and Culture activities to continue its contribution to London’s diverse artistic and cultural landscape.  

Professor Federica Marelli-Berg News story: Researcher named as one of the most inspirational women in science
14 February 2019

Professor Federica Marelli-Berg from Queen Mary University of London has been named by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) as one of the top 10 inspirational women in science.

News story: Statins could protect against motor neurone disease
14 February 2019

High cholesterol has been found to be a possible risk factor for the development of motor neurone disease (MND), according to a large study of genetic data led in the UK by Queen Mary University of London, in collaboration with the National Institutes of Health in the USA.

News story: Spacecraft measurements reveal mechanism of solar wind heating
14 February 2019

Queen Mary University of London has led a study which describes the first direct measurement of how energy is transferred from the chaotic electromagnetic fields in space to the particles that make up the solar wind, leading to the heating of interplanetary space.

News story: Schools take part in Lego engineering challenge at Queen Mary
13 February 2019

Queen Mary University of London hosted the 2019 First Lego League, a global science and technology challenge for teams of students across London.

News story: New report to help unleash the power of open data
13 February 2019

Recommendations to harness the tremendous opportunities provided by open data have been made by a government taskforce involving a Queen Mary academic. 

News story: How do centre-right parties tackle Europe’s Populist challenge?
12 February 2019

Populist parties are gaining momentum across the EU, yet many assert that centre-right parties have still to come up with viable strategies to tackle the challenge. Queen Mary’s Centre for European Research hosted a panel discussion on 11 February to explore this topic.

Artist rendition of a plasma jet impact (yellow) generating standing waves at the magnetopause boundary (blue) and in the magnetosphere (green).  The outer group of four THEMIS probes witnessed the flapping of the magnetopause over each satellite in succession, confirming the expected behaviour/frequency of the theorised magnetopause eigenmode wave. (Credit: E. Masongsong/UCLA, M. Archer/QMUL, H. Hietala/UTU) News story: Earth’s magnetic shield booms like a drum when hit by impulses
12 February 2019

The Earth’s magnetic shield booms like a drum when it is hit by strong impulses, according to new research from Queen Mary University of London.

News story: One hundred years on from the massacre at Amritsar
12 February 2019

A book by a Queen Mary academic has shed new light on one of the ugliest incidents in Britain’s imperial past.

News story: Queen Mary pledges commitment to the local community
11 February 2019

Queen Mary University of London is among 30 universities to sign a new Civic University Agreement which pledges to put the economy and quality of life of the local community top of its list of priorities.

News story: Nearly two thirds of Brits think the EU has been harsh towards the UK during Brexit negotiations and believe it is going to be weaker once the UK has left
11 February 2019

Following Donald Tusk’s declaration of a ‘special place in hell’ for Brexiteers without a plan, nearly two thirds of Brits think that the EU has been a harsh negotiator over Brexit, according to a survey from the Centre for European Research at Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Global health can learn a lot from feminist research, according to new study
7 February 2019

A group of leading academics have called for a new approach to equality and global health which goes further than addressing inequality through gender quotas. The research, co-authored by Professor Sophie Harman from Queen Mary University of London, advocates that a feminist agenda is vital to move gender equality forward.

News story: Alice in Wonderland: radical global heroine and fashion icon
7 February 2019

An academic from Queen Mary University of London is set to publish a new book charting the emergence of Lewis Carroll’s famous heroine Alice as a fashion icon, the first book of its kind.

News story: Vitamin D helps treat lethal drug-resistant TB
7 February 2019

Vitamin D has been found to speed up the clearance of tuberculosis (TB) bacteria from the lungs of people with multi-drug resistant TB, according to a study of 1,850 patients receiving antibiotic treatment, led by Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Queen Mary launches partnership between India and UK to tackle global challenges
4 February 2019

Queen Mary University of London launched the new Resilient Futures India Initiative in New Delhi on 1 and 2 February. A variety of experts from India and UK were invited to discuss complex challenges facing vulnerable communities today, in areas such as urbanisation, gender, equality, health, and environmental sustainability. 

News story: Art installation exploring ideas of time developed with Queen Mary
1 February 2019

A new video art installation which explores the different ideas of time has been developed in collaboration with Queen Mary University of London.

News story: Cross-border law enforcement is insufficient when it comes to online gambling, according to new study
1 February 2019

A new report led by Queen Mary University of London into the enforceability of online gambling regulations has found that current restrictions on advertising are insufficient and rarely enforced.