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thumbnail Mothers’ obesity increases risk of foetal and infant death

Women who are obese during early pregnancy have a significantly increased risk of their baby dying before, during or up to one year after birth, according to Newcastle University researchers.

thumbnail English academics to perform As You Like It

See the great Burton-Roberts, Grenby, Chedgzoy and Herbert et al as never before, as they perform Shakespeare's As You Like It on campus on 31 May.

thumbnail Ozone 'vaccine' protects tomatoes against fungal attack

Exposing fruit to a burst of ozone gas is similar to 'vaccinating' them against fungal attack, scientists at Newcastle University have found.

thumbnail Newcastle aims to provide 'Enough, For All, Forever'

Read about the University's 'launch year of sustainability', its plans for an 'urban laboratory', and the role you can play in creating a sustainable world for successive generations.

thumbnail Jeremy Blake: A Sustainable Revolution

This year’s Convocation lecture ‘A Sustainable Revolution’ will be given by graduate and architect Jeremy Blake (BA Architectural Studies 1974, BArch 1977).

thumbnail Illustrious poet to read his newest verse

Internationally renowned poet Sean O’Brien will be reading from his latest collection, November, at Convocation Weekend.

thumbnail To beekeep or not to beekeep...

Learn about the importance of beekeeping with researchers from the Newcastle Institute for Research on Sustainability (NIReS) at Convocation Weekend.

thumbnail Everything you need to know about Convocation

AlumNews chats to former Chairman of Convocation, Jack Jeffery, about the importance of this statutory body that lets graduates influence University strategy.

thumbnail Newcastle named third-best UK law school

This Convocation Weekend visit the Law School; ranked third-best in the UK by the Sunday Times University Guide 2011, just behind Oxford and Cambridge.

thumbnail Health Secretary launches review into new technique to prevent inherited diseases

Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has asked the Human Fertilisation and Embryology authority to assess a fertility treatment developed by researchers at Newcastle University which could eradicate serious inherited disorders.

thumbnail Creative writing finds new home at Friction

A new online creative writing magazine – publishing fiction, poetry, essays and opinion – has launched at Newcastle University.

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