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Get Involved with Democracy Day!

On Saturday the 25th April, the School of Politics, Economics and International Relations will be holding an exciting topical event, centred on the upcoming UK elections.

It will be a chance for our University community and members of the public alike to engage in a thoughtful discussion about the key issues in the election.

The day will include:

–  An introduction by the Vice Chancellor Sir David Bell

- Participation from representatives of the main political parties, including Sir George Young (Conservative) and Lord Purvis of Tweed (Lib Dem).» >

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Reading’s iGEM team gears up for another year of success

Slumped with tiredness in my 9am lecture, after mentally preparing myself for a 2 hour struggle whilst waiting for the lecture to begin, a bashful Hannah Collard (3rd year biomedical student) stood before us and briefly talked about a meeting involving something called iGEM later that week.

You’ve probably never heard of iGEM – I know I certainly hadn’t until that hazy Tuesday morning – but I was intrigued, so decided to attend the meeting to see for myself if it was worth the hype, which was held by 2 members of the previous year’s team: Hannah, and Jarek Bryk – a postdoc from the NCBE.» >

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