Analysis

Anthill 20: Myths

via shutterstock.com Annabel Bligh, The Conversation; Emily Lindsay Brown, The Conversation; Gemma Ware, The Conversation, and Will de Freitas, The Conversation How do we know that ideas we hold true aren’t just myths…

Record numbers of children are now home schooled, but who’s keeping an eye on the parents?

shutterstock Martin Myers, University of Portsmouth Nearly 30,000 children in the UK were educated at home in the 2016 to 2017 academic year. This is an almost 100% increase from 2011 – when…

Is prescribing drugs ‘off label’ bad medicine?

Ravina Barrett, University of Portsmouth A woman, let’s call her Sarah, is a young actor looking to make her debut at a major theatre. She is fit and healthy, but gets nervous on…

Alt-right claims to march in step with the Knights Templar – this is fake history

Patrick Masters, University of Portsmouth When market trader Tina Gayle was banned from selling mugs featuring Knights Templar logos in a Loughborough Market, Charnwood Borough Council ruled that they were offensive to Muslims….

A Levels May Not Be Barbaric But They Are Extremely Wasteful

Writing in the Huff Post, Vice-Chancellor Professor Graham Galbraith examines whether A-levels are fit for purpose and if they need to be re-structured to respond to the needs of today’s students. Read the full article here…

Do tourists visit Britain because of the royal family?

Claire Haven-Tang, Cardiff Metropolitan University *Reviewed by Liz Sharples, University of Portsmouth The royals draw millions of tourists every year. The Daily Mail, November 20, 2017. The Royal family are so important for…

‘I bequeath U…’: when a text message can count as your will

‘I bequeath U…’: when a text message can count as your will Juliet Brook, University of Portsmouth In a recent case in Queensland, Australia, an unsent text found on a man’s phone after…

Should we fear the rise of drone assassins? Two experts debate

Peter Lee, University of Portsmouth and Steve Wright, Leeds Beckett University A new short film from the Campaign Against Killer Robots warns of a future where weaponised flying drones target and assassinate certain…

Stop portraying Islamic State as a band of exotic globetrotters

Tom Smith, University of Portsmouth This article was originally published on The Conversation. The so-called Islamic State (IS) has been dealt a severe blow to its “centre” with the liberation of Mosul in Iraq…

Daryll Rowe guilty – but is criminal law the right way to stop the spread of HIV?

Shutterstock Matthew Weait, University of Portsmouth Daryll Rowe infected five male sexual partners with HIV, and tried unsuccessfully to infect a further five. Yesterday, he was convicted in the Crown Court at Lewes…

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