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It’s not just about the words: cryptic crossword solvers tend to be scientists

23 May 2016

Generally considered to be the preserve of wordsmiths, it turns out that mathematicians are actually the best crossword-solvers, University of Buckingham research reveals. The survey also suggested that cryptic crossword solvers of all levels are highly academically able. The researchers…

Publication of the week: Dr Carol Brennan

23 May 2016

Vera Bermingham and Carol Brennan, Tort Law Directions (5th edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016 ). 448 pp. ISBN: 978-0-19-8753247. Tort Law, by joint authors Carol Brennan and Vera Bermingham, was published in its fifth edition in May 2016. It…

Company car drivers should expect more taxation, warns fleet expert

19 May 2016

Speaking during a Q&A session at last week’s Fleet World Fleet Show, Colin Tourick, Professor of Automotive Management at the University of Buckingham, said there were “no votes in business car tax, so we should expect more”.  Read the article…

Dr Patricia Covarrubia at the UK Trade & Investment Roadshow

18 May 2016

On 18 May Dr Patricia Covarrubia was invited to participate in the UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) Roadshow taking place in Reading. The UKTI Roadshow focused on trade and investment for Latin America. The invitation was open to all SME traders…

BUCSIS trip to the House of Lords

18 May 2016

Lord Young of Cookham: “The Conservative Party Today: Britain, Europe and the World” On Thursday 5 May 2016 the students and staff of the Buckingham University Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies (BUCSIS) were kindly invited to visit the Houses…

In the news – 17 May 2016

17 May 2016

TV appearances: Professor Anthony Glees was interviewed on BBC South East TV News, expressing dismay at the police surveillance of two Green politicians. Click here for the quotes. Print appearances: Euros should be switched to England over ISIS terror fears,…

Publication of the week: Dr Kathryn Friedlander and Dr Philip Fine

16 May 2016

Kathryn J. Friedlander & Philip A. Fine, “The Grounded Expertise Components Approach in the Novel Area of Cryptic Crossword Solving”, Frontiers in Psychology 7:567 (May 2016). DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00567. Dr Fine and Dr Friedlander are both in the Psychology Department at…

What makes a successful Prime Minister?

13 May 2016

How to be a successful prime minister was the subject of Vice Chancellor Sir Anthony Seldon’s inaugural lecture for the University. He examined the constraints of the physical space in No 10 and its history and he also talked about…

Talk by Dr Hisham Al-Assam at St Paul’s Catholic School

11 May 2016

Dr Hisham Al-Assam was invited again to give a talk at St Paul’s Catholic School, Milton Keynes, on 11 May 2016, as part of their Public Understanding of Science lectures. The aim of the talk titled “Artificial Intelligence: Can Machines Outperform…

In the news – 10 May 2016

10 May 2016

Radio and TV appearances: Professor Glees was interviewed about data mining and the NHS on BBC London’s Vanessa Feltz breakfast news programme Professor Glees was interviewed on the election of Sadiq Khan as the EU’s most prominent Muslim politician and…