Emeritus Fellow Tristram Wyatt, a zoologist, writes about the myths and the science behind the search for human pheromones in an article for the Guardian, based on his paper published in Proceedings B: Tristram writes ‘…The birth place of the pheromone myth was a 1991 conference in Paris sponsored by a US corporation, EROX, which had an interest in patenting androstadienone and another molecule - estratetraenol, from women - as ‘human pheromones’.
George Leeson, Senior Research Fellow and Co-Director of the Oxford Institute for Population Ageing, has been appointed Visiting Professor of Demography at the University of Guanajuato in Leon, Mexico. George Leeson coordinates LARNA, the Latin American Research Network on Ageing.
Fellow, and University Lecturer in Sustainable Urban Development, David Howard was invited to speak at a seminar in celebration of World Cities Day 2014, hosted by the British Academy.
You can watch a film of highlights from the seminar including an interview with David Howard here.