Author Archives: University of Leicester

Ruthless narcissists churned out by The Apprentice aren’t fit for the real business world

By Professor Martin Parker, School of Management. As the new series of The Apprentice begins, Professor Martin Parker from the School of Management, shares his thoughts on the popular ‘entertainment’ series and how the show falsely depicts business as a world where a kind of moral emptiness is a condition of success on The Conversation.

Human rights law protects us all

By Professor Liz Wicks, Professor of Human Rights Law, School of Law. The Conservative Party’s proposals to radically revise the legal protection of human rights in the UK are poorly thought out, legally misguided and rather ominous.

Zapping the brain with tiny magnetic pulses improves memory

By Dr Elizabeth Maratos, Teaching Fellow and Teaching Assistant. Dr Elizabeth Maratos, School of Psychology, explains on The Conversation how zapping the brain with tiny magnetic pulses improves memory. The practice of physically stimulating the brain in order to alleviate symptoms of illness and injury has been around since the early 20th century. For example, electroconvulsive therapy […]

Teachers on naughty step over pupils’ bad behaviour, but Ofsted report is unfair

By Dr Christopher Wilkins, Director of Teacher Education,School of Education Dr Christopher Wilkins discusses the recent Ofsted report on The Conversation that not even the most effective teachers will maintain perfect behaviour from all their students at all times.

Glorious Debo: Evelyn Waugh’s adoration of the last Mitford sister

By Dr Barbara Cooke, Research Associate, School of English Dr Barbara Cooke discusses on The Conversation how despite their many differences, the novelist remained lifelong friends with the youngest of the Mitford sisters. Deborah Mitford, Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, often referred to as the “last Mitford sister”, has passed away. But Debo, as she was known to […]