10 amazing discoveries that emerged from research at British universities
10 UK discoveries made by UK universities that we guarantee will have changed your life
Esther is a second year student studying politics and philosophy at Keble College, Oxford. She is a news editor at Cherwell, Oxford's only independent student newspaper. Her favourite children’s book is Burglar Bill and her least-liked historical figure is Alfred the Great.
Friday 22 November 2013
Deluged by university tales of drinking, socialising or students behaving badly, there’s also some great teaching and research which also happens to go on at universities across the country.
Did you know the first computer was created in 1948 at Manchester University? Called "Baby", its somewhat disingenuous name masked the size of the invention – weighing in at one massive tonne of wiring, metal and long, hard work.
The discovery of penicillin or the creation of Dolly the sheep are further examples of some of the amazing work done by scientists and researchers at universities.
So, if you’re still struggling with a hangover this Friday afternoon, have a browse through our gallery of top university research discoveries and set your mind to wondering.
The moment a Queen's Guard soldier lost it and drew his gun at annoying tourist
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Pentagon accuses Russia of 'playing with fire' over nuclear threats towards Nato
They are neither a 'state' nor 'Islamic': Why we shouldn't call them Isis, Isil or IS
Tunisia beach attack: How can British Muslims respond to the latest outrages?
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- 2 Tunisia hotel attack: Locals form 'human shield' to protect hotel from gunman Seifeddine Rezgui
- 3 Russian officials ban yoga because it's too much like a religious cult
- 4 German ethics council calls for incest between siblings to be legalised by Government
- 5 Ginger Pride festival to take place next summer, organisers say 'time of bullying gingers is over'
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