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thumbnail Battle of the Bands, 15 June 2012: call for entries

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.

thumbnail Teaching through teamwork: the digital magic of Every1Speaks

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.

thumbnail Graduates' invention could ease winter blues

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.

thumbnail 10,000 computer simulations show Earth could heat up three degrees by 2050

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.

thumbnail Great North Build launches new Institute for Social Renewal

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.

thumbnail Diet or DNA: are we fated to be fat?

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.

thumbnail Inside the magazine business: a chat with Anna Jones

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.

thumbnail Newcastle retains Stan Calvert Cup for fifth consecutive year

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.

thumbnail Do you remember the 1995 or 1949 British Science Festival?

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.

thumbnail The world at 7 billion: a review of IDC 2012

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.

thumbnail Prof Jonathan Shepherd to speak on alcohol policy

A world-renowned expert on the prevention and treatment of alcohol-related injuries will deliver the School of Dental Sciences' annual 'Founders and Benefactors Lecture' on 16 June.

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