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Loughborough University

Loughborough University is located in Loughborough, Leicestershire, in the East Midlands. It is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, it has been awarded seven Queen’s Anniversary Prizes.

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, putting it among the best universities in the world, and was named the best in the country for its student experience in the 2016 THE Student Experience Survey. It was also named University of the Year in the What Uni Student Choice Awards 2015 and Sports University of the Year 2013-14 by The Times and Sunday Times.

In September 2015 the University opened an additional academic campus in London’s new innovation quarter. Loughborough University London, based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, offers postgraduate and executive-level education, as well as research and enterprise opportunities.

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Tens of millions of people in Britain have taken a vaccine – and the sheer volume of uptake may convince the hesitant to do the same. Andy Rain/EPA-EFE

Why COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy should fall as more people get the jab

If we think about the success of the UK’s vaccine rollout to date, and factor in how social norms tend to diffuse, then there’s good reason to be optimistic.
Two men discover a dead body in the street during the Great Plague of London. 19th-century wood engraving. Herbert Railton/Wellcome Collection

From the great plague to the 1918 flu, history shows that disease outbreaks make inequality worse

Accounts of previous epidemics – by Samuel Pepys, Daniel Defoe and Katherine Porter – warn of mistakes that we risk repeating.

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