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thumbnail Big Market: renting vines with 3D wines

Save £25 on a ‘row of vines’ with 3D wines. It gives you ‘all the pleasure of owning a vineyard with none of the hard work,’ says owner David Dickinson (BSc General Science 1973).

thumbnail Newcastle Badminton squad reclaims world title

Newcastle alumni and students claim ISBT Team Championship title for a record third time at the University of Twente, Netherlands, in December 2011. Jason Fernandes reports.

thumbnail Wanted: 1950s graduates' memories and mementos for new book

Newcastle graduate Anna Flowers (née Catto) seeks words, photos and ephemera for a new book on Newcastle in the 1950s.

thumbnail North East alumni: be a Newcastle ambassador for the London 2012 Olympics

Newcastle City Council is looking for volunteers to represent the city, as it hosts Olympic football at the stadium formerly known as St James' Park.

thumbnail Jatropha research could provide key to future of biofuels

Work being carried out by a Malaysian student at Newcastle University could transform the biofuels industry by refining the process of converting a common shrub into oil.

thumbnail Mitochondrial research centre to launch as government reviews pioneering technique

A new centre for research that could pave the way for in-vitro fertilisation treatment to prevent the hereditary transmission of devastating mitochondrial diseases is being launched at Newcastle University.

thumbnail Newcastle junior doctor hits our screens

There's plenty of drama for first year doctor and Newcastle graduate Andy Steval in Junior doctors: Your life in their hands which returns to our screens on 24 January.

thumbnail Annual race & soirée for runners, past and present

Newcastle University Athletics and Cross Country Club invites all runners and athletes to the reunion 'Past and Present' race on Saturday 10 March in Newcastle.

thumbnail Student film looks at new head sculptures on campus

The first in a series of student-made short films, chronicling the arrival on campus of three iconic sculptures by artist and Newcastle graduate Joseph Hillier (BA Fine Art 1997), is now online.

thumbnail Business owners: provide special deals for fellow alumni with the 'Big Market'

Do you offer a fantastic product or service? Provide a special deal for fellow Newcastle graduates, and you can reach 100,000 potential customers with our all-new benefits package, the Big Market.

thumbnail Students, alumni and staff make magazine in 48 hours

Newcastle alumni, students and staff descended on the BALTIC gallery in November to create a magazine in 48 hours about the Turner Prize – with support from the Alumni Association Student Initiative Fund.

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