University of Westminster: FOIA Response

July 31, 2009 at 7:58 pm (Bad Science, Media, Universities) (, , , , )

Well, it’s the twentieth working day since my FOIA request to the University of Westminster and I have finally received some answers to a few of the questions I posed. I originally contacted the University of Westminster on the 18th May, so I am disappointed that it has taken so long (and a Freedom of Information Act request) in order for them to begin to engage with me. Read the rest of this entry »

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University of Westminster: FOIA Request

July 5, 2009 at 8:49 pm (Bad Science, Media, Universities) (, , , )

Here are the details of my Freedom of Information request following on from my recent posts about the University’s research into detox body wraps: Read the rest of this entry »

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Ignoreland: A Refusal To Engage

June 26, 2009 at 8:36 pm (Miscellaneous) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

I’ve been attempting to communicate with various people and institutions recently and I’ve been having a little trouble. I don’t seem to be getting responses to my emails. Let’s see if we can figure out where I’ve been going wrong. Read the rest of this entry »

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Body Wrap University of Westminster Fail

June 15, 2009 at 3:46 pm (Bad Science, Media, Universities) (, , , )

Here is what was (when I began drafting this post) a recent Daily Fail story on a body wrap that, apparently, “works in 100 per cent of cases” – and this isn’t just opinion. Oh no. When it comes to body wraps, “A new study by scientists at the University of Westminster has shown that one in particular, the Universal Contour Wrap, really does work”. Read the rest of this entry »

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