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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.

thumbnail New book celebrates life on the North East coast

A book of drawings, photos, poems and prose capturing the beauty of the North East's coastline has been produced by the School of Marine Sciences and Technology (MAST).

thumbnail Five minutes with Britpop impresario, Tony Wadsworth

AlumNews chats to BPI Chairman and former CEO of EMI Music, Tony Wadsworth (BA Economic Studies 1977), who returns to campus in June as the judge of our inaugural battle of the bands.

thumbnail A simulating driving experience at TORG

A state-of-the-art driving simulator at TORG, which lets transport researchers study how age affects driving ability, will be open to guests at CW12. Amelia Wareing and Maria Douglas take a virtual spin. 

thumbnail Sharp dance moves from the Newcastle Kingsmen

Masters of the traditional Northumbrian Rapper sword dance—the Newcastle Kingsmen—will be showcasing their unique talents at Convocation Weekend 2012, writes Maria Douglas.

thumbnail Old Boy football: North versus South

On Saturday 16 June, North meets South in a battle of footballing prowess as London-based Newcastle Old Boys FC take on Garnett Bohemians FC as part of Convocation Weekend.

thumbnail Social Renewal launches with Lego: a note from Prof Charles Harvey

Design and build a model town using Lego, debate the state of the property market, and help visualise cohousing communities. Professor Charles Harvey invites you to the Great North Build.

thumbnail Big Market: keep your brain toasty with Zaini headwear

Media graduate Miranda Harper offers 10% off her Zaini hats, a favourite of celeb cerebra, to fellow alumni. Maria Douglas finds out about her climb to the brow of fashion.

thumbnail Big Market: renting vines with 3D wines

Save £25 on a ‘row of vines’ with 3D wines. It gives you ‘all the pleasure of owning a vineyard with none of the hard work,’ says owner David Dickinson (BSc General Science 1973).

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