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Gender-neutral rebrand for Mr Potato Head

"I wouldn’t be surprised if the ‘Potato Head’ conversation becomes a go-to example in future years to highlight this gradual tipping point in conversations around gender." Sociologist Nick Cherryman comments on Hasbro's decision to officially rename the Mr. Potato Head brand to Potato Head.

Fri 26 Feb 2021, 11:22 | Tags: Sociology, Gender, Language, LGBTQ+

Summer catch-up schools in England: Dr Rebecca Morris

It was reported today that secondary schools in England will be asked to provide summer schools so that pupils can catch up. Dr Rebecca Morris, an Assistant Professor from the University of Warwick's Centre for Education Studies, comments on the story.

Wed 24 Feb 2021, 13:09 | Tags: Children, Education, Centre for Education Studies, schools

Home smear tests: Dr Sarah Hillman comments

Women are going to be offered home smear tests in an effort to tackle cervical cancer -- see the story in BBC News. Dr Sarah Hillman, a practising GP and clinical lecturer at Warwick Medical School, comments on the news.

Wed 24 Feb 2021, 10:52 | Tags: Health, cancer, Health and Medicine, Women, Warwick Medical School

Expert comment - G7 discusses vaccine donation scheme

"The move of G7 countries to donate surplus vaccines is a welcome one but it doesn’t go far enough -  it is imperative that G7 countries step up their human rights obligations and join the COVAX scheme if we are to defeat this global pandemic." Global health ethics expert Dr Sharifah Sekalala comments on the Prime Minister's plan.


'Exciting period for Mars exploration': Warwick astronomer comments as Perseverance Rover lands

NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover is due to land on the surface of the red planet today. It's an exciting period for Mars explorations says Dr David Brown from the Department of Physics, who has commented on the mission.

Thu 18 Feb 2021, 13:29 | Tags: Research, astronomy, astrophysics

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