Out of left field #15

At GKP we always keep an eye out for the most interesting and unusual university stories to make the headlines. These are our favourite education PR stories from April that we think really deserve a second airing.

10. Charting ‘The Great Scone Map': The university revealing a Very English Study coinciding with St. George’s Day (Cambridge)

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9. Medieval mutilation: The study of Medieval rituals to counter fears of the dead rising (Southampton and Historic England)

8. Cry babies: The first ever attempt at a universal crying chart finds British babies close to top of the list (Warwick)

7. Evolutionary double standards: The university proving that being witty and creative makes you more attractive - but only if you're a man (Abertay)

6. Love, Hate, Educate: The university who found consuming Marmite to be linked to healthy brain function (York)

5. Riches trumps religion: The study of how pay rises decrease people’s likelihood of church attendance (Manchester)

4. Buckle up: The university studying how climate change may create extreme turbulence (Reading)

3. Smart naps: The psychology professor advocating naps for focus, productivity and creativity (Herefordshire)

2. Robo Risk: The research paper mapping the jobs most at risk from automation (Oxford)

1. Flat White Potato: The university scientist mixing coffee with mashed potato (Cambridge)


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