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thumbnail Newcastle graduate’s New Year Honour

Newcastle University graduate Chris Townsend (BA Geography 1977) was among the recipients of an OBE as part of the Queen’s New Year Honours. 

thumbnail Newcastle alumni square up to Paxman

Four Newcastle graduates faced the grand inquisitor, Jeremy Paxman, in December for a special festive series of University Challenge.

thumbnail Reducing the impact of a terrorist attack on trains and metros

Blast-resilient carriages that are better able to withstand a terrorist attack and ultimately save lives have been developed by a world-leading team of engineers at Newcastle.

thumbnail Newcastle students to host international development conference

Newcastle University's International Development Society will hold its annual conference on campus from 9–10 February, probing the issue of alternative development.

thumbnail Please send us your memories and photos of Newcastle

Convocation Weekend 2013 is fast approaching and we need your help to build a bank of memories and photos from our special anniversary year groups of 1953, '63, '73, '83, '93 and 2003.

thumbnail Annual Fund breaks £400k target thanks to our alumni donors

3,331 students have received bursaries and many thousands more have benefited from new services thanks to our donors' kind support of the Annual Fund, which broke its £400k target this year.

thumbnail Mary Webb: Journeys in Colour

Nearly 50 years after her original degree show, artist Mary Webb (BA Fine Art 1963) is back on campus to display her work at the Hatton Gallery.

thumbnail Scintillating star: more sparkle with two eyes

The scintillating grid, where the grid appears to sparkle, has been shown to be more sparkly when you view it with both eyes rather than one eye.

thumbnail Memories needed for book on 1980s Newcastle

English graduate Anna Flowers needs your photos and memories for a book she's compiling on Newcastle in the 1980s, due for publication in October 2013.

thumbnail Reunite with old friends for Convocation Weekend 2013

Our annual alumni reunion is less than six months away. Please help us get back in touch with members of the Spanish class of 1983 and others.

thumbnail Newcastle University keeps its promise

The first students to benefit from the new alumni-supported Promise Scholarships are settling into life at Newcastle University.

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