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Thursday 26th February 2015

Sporting bodies must up their game in the fight against doping

Description
From Ben Johnson to Lance Armstrong, with countless others in-between, there has been no shortage of high-profile doping scandals to shake the sporting world in recent decades.
Date:
Thursday 26th February 2015
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences
Thursday 19th February 2015

'Official' papers may not tell whole story of historical paedophilia scandal

Description
The discovery and release of government papers detailing the investigation into the alleged 'unnatural' sexual conduct of diplomat Sir Peter Hayman generated substantial press coverage. Unreported, however, were alternative contemporary accounts offering a different story of the legal proceedings brought against members of the Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) in the early 1980s.
Date:
Thursday 19th February 2015
Categories:
Arts and Law
Thursday 12th February 2015

Reclaiming the realities of anorexia

Description
The concerning trend for terms such as 'thinspiration' on social media highlights the growing chasm between how we commonly discuss anorexia nervosa, both clinically and as a broader society, and the realities of the condition.
Date:
Thursday 12th February 2015
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences
Thursday 5th February 2015

The cyber threat to the United Kingdom

Description
When the new government takes office in May 2015 one of the first tasks will be to initiate a Strategic Defence and Security Review.
Date:
Thursday 5th February 2015
Categories:
Social Sciences
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