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AlumNews talks to London 2012 Commercial Director Chris Townsend (BSc Geography 1977), the man in charge of £2bn worth of Olympic dreams, ahead of his appearance at Gold Network London on 18 April.
Do you have what it takes to be Newcastle University's first Battle of the Bands champion? Sign up for the 15 June event, which will be judged by former EMI Records impresario, Tony Wadsworth, and friends.
A new web platform is helping teachers instil their pupils with 21st Century skills through collaborative, enquiry-based learning. Maria Douglas chats to Every1Speaks co-founder, Peter Hirst.
A device invented by Newcastle graduates Roland Glancy and Simon Barker could help keep people warm next winter and save on their fuel bills at the same time.
A project running almost 10,000 climate simulations on volunteers’ home computers has found that a global warming of three degrees Celsius by 2050 is ‘equally plausible’ as a rise of 1.4 degrees.
An interactive Lego exhibition at Newcastle University asks how a city can plan for a growing and ageing population, and launches a new research institute which will look for answers to society's big questions.
Marks on the genetic 'code' that babies have at birth is different for children who go on to be obese or overweight compared to those who do not, new research has found.
AlumNews meets publishing impresaria Anna Jones née Sheard (BA International Business Management 1997), whose role as acting COO of Hearst Magazines UK sees her presiding over some of the UK’s best loved glossies, including Elle, Cosmopolitan and Men’s Health.
Team Newcastle lifted the Stan Calvert Cup for a landmark fifth time in a row at Gateshead International Stadium on 4 March, beating rivals Northumbria by 100.5 points to 52.5 points.
The British Science Festival returns to Newcastle for the seventh time in September 2013. Do you remember previous Festivals in 1995 or even 1949? If so, please send us your photos and memories.
ACG member Dr David Moffatt (BSc Agriculture 1966, PhD 1971) reviews the fourth International Development Conference, held at Newcastle University on 18–19 February 2012.