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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.

thumbnail Please help us find old friends

Is this you or someone you know? Please help us get back in touch with members of the Chemical Engineering class of 1993 and others.

thumbnail Calling alumni in international development

The University's International Development Society is planning its annual conference on 9–10 February 2012 and it needs your help, writes David Moffatt (BSc Agriculture 1967). 

thumbnail Newcastle student needs life saving bone marrow donor

Biomedical Sciences student Martin Solomon is battling Hodgkin's Lymphoma and needs a lifesaving transplant. His family are urging people aged 16–30 to join the Anthony Nolan bone marrow register and become potential lifesavers.

thumbnail Lecture celebrates Martin Luther King's legacy

Guests from both sides of the Atlantic filled King's Hall on 5 October to celebrate the legacy of Dr Martin Luther King Jr – 45 years after he collected an honorary degree from Newcastle University.

thumbnail Moonlight songstress: Kathryn Wales, aka Verda

Lauren Girling chats to conservation graduate Kathryn Wales, whose musical alter-ego Verda is about to release her debut album.

thumbnail Nasty noises: why do we recoil at unpleasant sounds?

Heightened activity between the emotional and auditory parts of the brain explains why the sound of chalk on a blackboard or a baby crying is so unpleasant.

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