Out of left field #18

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

Education PR

1. Cracking Cambridge Code: The contagious vernacular of Cambridge, from Van of Life vs Van of Death to Tit Hall (Cambridge)

2. Is Swansea an animal? and other such ponders. The most hilarious questions today’s bright young student minds are googling

3. Lumbering Lizard King: The new research suggesting the legs of the ‘almighty’ Tyrannosaurus Rex would have broken if it tried to run or chase prey (Manchester)

4. Wall of diversity: The 1920s ‘bearded busts’ of several founding fathers to be swapped for more BME representatives (King’s)

5. The Fried Piper: The hunt for the perfect crisp (Nottingham)

6. Slow-Turning Wheels: The study finding sedentary behavior, such as long periods driving every day, can cause cognitive decline (Leicester) 

7. Dishonourable Honours: The fake Oxford honours being made-up and sold in Ukraine making millions
8. Money can’t buy you socio-emotional development: The study finding early education settings more beneficial than staying home with a nanny or grandparent (Oxford)

9. More desk space, please: The impressive lady who sat her university exams nine months pregnant (Salford)

10. ITV Institution: The reality TV show that is officially harder to get into than Cambridge

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