Press coverage in February spanned the Beagle 2 official report, developments on campus- the Library and Villiers Hall plans, as well as articles on events – especially the Simon Singh, Adam Hart-Davis lectures, Arts Week and the postgraduate open day. A particular highlight was a Guardian feature on the applications of genetic fingerprinting and a Guardian report on the Library Development plan. A Criminology report on the effectiveness of CCTV also received widespread coverage, particularly on the web where it gained global coverage. David Mattingly research in Libya also received international coverage, including a feature in the Guardian.
There were a number of front page lead stories in the local press- including diabetes research and the Oadby Development plan.
Feature on applications of genetic fingerprinting
Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys cited/Genetics
Feature on red tape in public bodies
Dave Hubble highlights efficiency of department (Genetics)
Nurture Groups effective in helping disruptive pupils
Paul Cooper, Education
Importance of communication in schools-Japan model cited