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  • Newcastle sociologists explore how social class shapes university entrance, engagement and experience.

    published on: 19 October 2017

  • Diane Richardson's new book "Sexuality and Citizenship" published.

    published on: 19 October 2017

  • Professor Jackie Leach Scully now a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

    published on: 13 October 2017

  • The eight things needed for a jobs and pay revolution on Teesside, according to TUC (Evening Gazette)

    A new report commissioned by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) and written by researchers at CURDS sets out a framework and series of policy recommendations

    published on: 11 October 2017

  • Hurricane Irma’s devastation of Caribbean territories piles pressure on strained relationship with UK (The Conversation)

    Dr Matt Benwell and Dr Alasdair Pinkerton discuss Irma's devastation of Caribbean territories and the strained relationship with the UK.

    published on: 13 September 2017

  • Quotidian Mapping .The world in a bucket

    Pauline moves me, literally moves me as she sweeps through "her floors" of the building.

    published on: 23 August 2017

  • Researchers join prestigious Sociology Project

    Dr Peter Merrington and Liz Robson have recently joined sociology to work on the prestigious AHRC project Beyond the Multiplex (BtM).

    published on: 16 August 2017

  • The Ethics of Human Gene Editing

    published on: 4 August 2017

  • Geography graduate and CURDS prize winner joins Innovate UK

    published on: 27 July 2017

  • The relationship between upward and downward social mobility

    published on: 20 July 2017

  • Dr Alistair Clark discusses WASPI

    published on: 20 July 2017

  • Parliamentary Decline? Don’t bet on it.

    Senior politics lecturer Dr Alistair Clark, gives his expert opinion on why parliamentary politics is more important than ever.

    published on: 29 June 2017

  • Rodrigo Duterte risks losing support if he gets too close to Donald Trump

    published on: 21 June 2017

  • Cap a Pie Performing Research 15 June 2017 Northern Stage

    published on: 19 June 2017

  • Newcastle University staff recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

    published on: 19 June 2017

  • A year after Jo Cox’s murder, Britain’s need for togetherness is stronger than ever

    Dr Helen Jarvis pens an article for the Conversation about the 'The Great Get Together'.

    published on: 15 June 2017

  • Few winners in a night of high drama

    published on: 12 June 2017

  • Young people don't vote. Or do they?

    published on: 12 June 2017

  • Leverhulme Artist in Residence

    published on: 9 June 2017

  • Dr Alistair Clark discusses the Election Results from Scotland

    published on: 9 June 2017

  • Dr Nick Megoran talks about George Orwell's novel 1984

    published on: 9 June 2017

  • The general election: Scotland (Channel 5 News)

    published on: 18 May 2017

  • Are There Lessons from Turnout at the Local Elections?

    published on: 11 May 2017

  • Conservative election expenses: the problem with attacking electoral regulators

    published on: 11 May 2017

  • Adel Pasztor wins Newcastle Student Union Society Teaching Excellence Award

    published on: 8 May 2017

  • Antarctic penguin colony repeatedly decimated by volcanic eruptions

    One of the largest colonies of gentoo penguins in Antarctica was decimated by volcanic eruptions several times during the last 7,000 years according to a new study.

    published on: 13 April 2017

  • Dr Nick Megoran, talks about the increase in localised civil wars.

    published on: 10 April 2017

  • Isobel Plastow, received an award recognising her volunteering work

    published on: 7 April 2017

  • Dr Nick Megoran talks about the St Petersburg terror attack and the city of Osh in Kyrgyzstan.

    published on: 5 April 2017

  • Dr Alistair Clark talks about the life and political career of Martin McGuinness.

    published on: 22 March 2017

  • Dr Alistair Clark discusses how Brexit has led to the likelihood of a second Scottish independence referendum being called.

    published on: 22 March 2017

  • Would an independent Scotland stand a chance of getting European Union membership?

    published on: 17 March 2017

  • Dr Nick Megoran, students and a financial expert discuss ethical university investments.

    published on: 17 March 2017

  • Young Muslims want to participate in politics

    published on: 17 March 2017

  • Dame Vera Baird QC delivered the Tyneside Geographical lecture 2017

    published on: 15 March 2017

  • Young non-Muslims face Islamophobia too

    published on: 3 March 2017

  • Anthill 10

    published on: 27 February 2017

  • If we want to fight inequality and poverty we need to take a more humane approach to economics

    published on: 8 February 2017

  • Fighting inequality and poverty requires a more humane view of economics

    When influential charity Oxfam published its report, “An Economy for the 1%”, it was well timed to coincide with 2017’s January meeting of the world’s rich and powerful at the Swiss ski resort of Davos.

    published on: 8 February 2017

  • Dr Alistair Clark discusses the Supreme Court ruling that the Prime Minister won’t be able to invoke Article 50 without permission from Parliament.

    published on: 25 January 2017

  • Martin Luther King's Tyneside visit to be marked.

    published on: 18 January 2017

  • Europe has never liked borders

    published on: 21 December 2016

  • Donald Trump, Vote Fraud, And The ‘Conspiracy’ Fears Behind A Proposed UK Law You’ve Never Heard Of (Huffington Post)

    published on: 7 December 2016

  • Newcastle University expert one of first to be awarded a new parliamentary fellowship

    Dr Alistair Clark has been given a rare opportunity to carry out research within the walls of Westminster.

    published on: 2 December 2016

  • US Elections: Comment and analysis

    published on: 10 November 2016

  • Dr Nick Megoran comments on the US presidential election.

    published on: 10 November 2016

  • Comment: Dr Alistair Clark's opinion on the US election

    published on: 10 November 2016

  • Dr James Bilsland talks about the US election.

    published on: 9 November 2016

  • Dr James Bilsland talks about the US election.

    published on: 9 November 2016

  • News bulletin - US election interview

    published on: 9 November 2016

  • Jackie Leach Scully participates in New York workshop on human gene editing

    published on: 19 May 2016

  • The SNP's failed overall majority and Independence

    Does the SNP’s failure to secure an overall majority in the Scottish parliament elections take a second independence referendum off the table?

    published on: 12 May 2016

  • UK elections

    Article by Dr Alistair Clark, ibtimes

    published on: 12 May 2016

  • For elected mayors to work they must do more to engage the public

    Article in NewStatesman by Alistair Clark

    published on: 12 May 2016

  • Dr Alistair Clark article on The Converstion website

    published on: 9 May 2016

  • NUSU Announces Teaching Excellence Award Winners

    published on: 6 May 2016

  • Why you should care about the local elections

    published on: 6 May 2016

  • Newcastle University student voted Chair of the RGS-IBG postgraduate forum

    published on: 20 April 2016

  • Sociology welcomes new researcher

    published on: 13 April 2016

  • Sociology staff nominated for Newcastle Teaching Excellence Awards

    published on: 13 April 2016

  • Jackie Leach Scully interviewed on BBC Radio Ulster

    published on: 13 April 2016

  • Project led by Nick Megoran in Times Higher

    published on: 7 April 2016

  • Diana Kopbayeva presents her research to CASN Workshop

    published on: 7 April 2016

  • Elaine Campbell speaks to the Scottish Government on the policing of paedophilia

    published on: 1 April 2016

  • BBC Newcastle interview Tony Richardson about University Challenge

    published on: 23 March 2016

  • Award of Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

    published on: 10 March 2016

  • Professor Geoff Payne contributes to landmark BSA publications

    published on: 10 March 2016

  • Dr. Alistair Clark cited in All Party Parliamentary Group Report

    published on: 9 March 2016

  • The DESAFIO project and Zika Virus

    published on: 2 March 2016

  • After nature: fictions, fantasies, futures

    published on: 2 March 2016

  • New CURDS report on 'Uneven growth: tackling city decline'

    published on: 1 March 2016

  • The Silent, Growing Crisis of Voter Registration

    published on: 18 February 2016

  • Time, Regulation and Technoscience

    published on: 16 February 2016

  • Embodied Citizenship Conference

    published on: 16 February 2016

  • ESRC Project features as a case study

    published on: 16 February 2016

  • Cate Degnen presents at the Gerontological Society of America

    published on: 16 February 2016

  • A Tribute to Alf Davey

    published on: 7 February 2016

  • Project aims to light the fuse of economic growth

    published on: 28 January 2016

  • Why did pollsters get it wrong? Dr Alistair Clark on BBC Newcastle

    published on: 20 January 2016

  • Who, What, Why: How common are upside-down rainbows?

    published on: 19 January 2016

  • Unsettling Scientific Stories website launch

    published on: 19 January 2016

  • World's largest canyon is found beneath the Antarctic ice sheet

    published on: 13 January 2016

  • Flooding and Natural Defences: Expert Opinion from Andy Large

    published on: 8 January 2016

  • CURDS research underpins new TTWA definitions of the Office for National Statistics

    published on: 5 January 2016

  • 100 days of Jeremy Corbyn: Labour's problems neither start nor end with its leader

    published on: 21 December 2015

  • Dr Andy Large on Storm Desmond flooding: BBC Radio Newcastle

    published on: 8 December 2015

  • Scotland’s young people embrace diversity, report reveals

    published on: 8 December 2015

  • CURDS, GURU and RGS-IBG host decentralisation debate

    published on: 6 December 2015

  • How can we honour Martin Luther King's Newcastle legacy? Scrap Trident

    published on: 4 December 2015

  • AHRC report about young people’s everyday geopolitics published

    published on: 4 December 2015

  • Sociology welcomes Dr Silvia Pasquetti

    Silvia Pasquetti joins the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology as Lecturer in Sociology

    published on: 30 October 2015

  • Northern Devolution: Are the public being left behind?

    Newcastle University academics raise questions over the devolution of powers to city regions

    published on: 28 October 2015

  • 'New book: The value of the University Armed Service Units'

    published on: 22 October 2015

  • Professor McLaughlin speaks at Wellcome Trust Funded Event, Trinity College Dublin

    On the 15th of October Professor Janice McLaughlin gave an invited talk at the Shame, Stigma and Medicine Workshop at Trinity College Dublin.

    published on: 20 October 2015

  • New book published, Europe Since 1989

    William Outhwaite, Emeritus Professor of Sociology since January 2015 has published a new book.

    published on: 16 October 2015

  • Electoral integrity in the UK? Voter registration and electoral fraud examined

    Research by Dr Alistair Clark and Dr Toby James (UEA) into integrity in the UK electoral process is discussed on Radio Four's Today programme (14th October 2015)

    published on: 14 October 2015

  • Electoral register, not electoral fraud, the biggest problem at polling stations

    Measures to tackle electoral fraud in the UK should not be introduced if they have a negative impact on the already “chronically” low voter registration and turnout, according to researchers from Newcastle University and the University of East Anglia (UEA).

    published on: 13 October 2015

  • Professor Alastair Bonnet comments on BBC Radio 4s Digital Human

    Digital Human 'Abandon' considers the attachments which humans have to place and includes comments from Professor Alastair Bonnet.

    published on: 9 October 2015

  • Study involving Newcastle University looks to discover the truth about prejudice

    It’s not only Muslims who are the victims of 'racialised' Islamophobia - experts from four UK universities question almost 400 young people aged 12-25 to discover the truth about prejudice

    published on: 9 October 2015

  • School pupils give their views about research

    School pupils should only be asked to take part in research that is relevant to them and be given a say on research topics, a new guide to carrying out research with young people says.

    published on: 9 October 2015

  • Robert Hollands presents keynote papers on smart cities

    Robert Hollands presented a keynote paper entitled 'Challenging the Corporate Smart City' at the Living Maps Seminar Series, Young Foundation, London, this week

    published on: 29 September 2015

  • Are the exhaustive efforts of polling station workers taken for granted?

    Based on the results of an extensive study Dr Alistair Clark and Dr Toby S. James argue that many people overlook the exhaustive efforts that poll workers put into elections.

    published on: 29 September 2015

  • Esteban Castro on Socio-Ecological Futures

    Professor Esteban Castro shares his thoughts on 'Socio-Ecology: Contradictions and Opportunities in the Struggles for Better Futures.

    published on: 29 September 2015

  • Newcastle Sociology well-represented at the Annual BSA Medical Sociology Conference

    Newcastle Sociology were very well-represented at this year’s BSA Medical Sociology Annual Conference, held at the University of York.

    published on: 18 September 2015

  • Diane Richardson presents at the European Sociological Association

    Professor Diane Richardson presents during the Sexuality Research Network at the 12th Conference of the European Sociological Association on Differences/Inequalities and Sociological Imagination.

    published on: 11 September 2015

  • Lauren Powell reports on RENKEI

    Lauren Powell, a doctoral candidate in Sociology, has recently returned from a summer workshop held at University College London (UCL), in partnership with The British Council, called RENKEI.

    published on: 7 September 2015

  • As Hiroshima's legacy fades, Japan's postwar pacifism is fraying

    Dr James Babb writes about the legacy of the atomic bombings and Japanese attitudes towards pacifism.

    published on: 14 August 2015

  • The final project meeting of the Project DESAFIO takes place in Rio de Janeiro

    The final project meeting of the Project DESAFIO took place in Rio de Janeiro, including a two-day International Conference at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

    published on: 7 August 2015

  • Fishing for memories of a once-thriving industry

    Researchers are setting out to capture people’s memories of the once-thriving salmon netting on the River Tweed.

    published on: 4 August 2015

  • Dr Cathrine Degnen celebrates book launch at the British Society of Gerontology

    Dr Cathrine Degnen presented a paper at the British Society of Gerontology Annual Meeting on 'Ethnography and Ageing' as part of an invited symposium.

    published on: 31 July 2015

  • Dr Cathrine Degnen gives plenary at the Emerging Researchers in Ageing Conference

    Dr Cathrine Degnen was invited to be a plenary panel speaker at the Emerging Researchers in Ageing (ERA) one day Conference, "Opening the Door to Challenging Ideas"

    published on: 28 July 2015

  • Three reasons Russia should not be called the greatest threat to the USA

    Dr Valentina Feklyunina and Dr James Bilsland look at the reasons why Russia should not be considered "the greatest threat" to US security.

    published on: 28 July 2015

  • Call for NE Broadcasting Corporation

    Alastair Bonnett, of Newcastle University, says the Government should use 40% of the BBC's licence fee to pay for regional public broadcasters.

    published on: 24 July 2015

  • Storm Chasers in the news

    A band of ‘storm chasers’ set up by Newcastle University have been making appearances on local news and radio.

    published on: 24 July 2015

  • Latest DESAFIO newsletter available

    The latest DESAFIO Global newsletter is now available. The newsletter circulates quarterly and provides updates about the progress of DESAFIO project activities and findings.

    published on: 20 July 2015

  • DESAFIO showcased in EC 'most relevant projects' publication

    A report into the most relevant projects on development funded under the EU's Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development has included the project DESAFIO.

    published on: 17 July 2015

  • Workshop for Disability Support Workers in Schools

    Professor Janice McLaughlin runs a workshop at the national conference for disability support workers in schools. 

    published on: 7 July 2015

  • Elaine Campbell talks on digital vigilantism

    Professor Elaine Campbell presents to the British Society of Criminology at their annual conference in Plymouth.

    published on: 6 July 2015

  • Watch: Dr Alistair Clark talks to Representing Border Senior Lecturer in Politics,

    Dr Alistair Clark talks to Representing Border, ITV Border's Scottish political programme for the South of Scotland

    published on: 26 June 2015

  • Peter Selman shares expertise with Special Commission on Intercountry Adoption

    Peter Selman, Visiting Fellow in the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, was one of five invited experts at the 4th Special Commission on Intercountry Adoption.

    published on: 19 June 2015

  • Introducing Gender and Women’s Studies 4th Edition now published

    The fourth revised edition of the bestselling text Introducing Gender and Women's Studies was published this month.

    published on: 19 June 2015

  • Andy Russell awarded grant to investigate Calbuco volcano lahars

    Andy Russell has been awarded a NERC urgency grant to investigate Calbuco volcano lahars

    published on: 17 June 2015

  • Third Meeting of the UrbanRain Project at Newcastle University

    The Third Meeting of the UrbanRain Project, hosted by Prof. Jose Esteban Castro, was this year held the Devonshire Building at Newcastle University over 8-9 June 2015.

    published on: 12 June 2015

  • Participation in Prato Writing Conference 2015

    Constance Akurugu, PhD student in Sociology, has been selected as Sociology representative in the forthcoming Postgraduate Writing and Publishing Workshop at the Monash University Prato Centre, Italy.

    published on: 12 June 2015

  • William Outhwaite at Maison Française d’Oxford

    William Outhwaite, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, gives a paper on 'Habermas, Law and the European Union' at a conference on Law's Hermeneutics and Other Investigations.

    published on: 8 June 2015

  • Prof Esteban Castro talks water and democracy

    Esteban Castro, professor of sociology, talks water and democracy in an article plublished on the Newcastle University Institute for Sustainability blog.

    published on: 5 June 2015

  • Deborah Burn to take up NEDTC placement with National Allotment Society

    Deborah Burn, a doctoral student in Sociology, has been awarded funding from the North East Doctoral Training Centre to undertake a work placement with the National Allotment Society.

    published on: 2 June 2015

  • Autonomous Social Centre Public Lecture in Prague

    Robert Hollands, Professor of Sociology, recently gave a public lecture at Prague's newest autonomous social centre, Klinika.

    published on: 1 June 2015

  • PhD loan scheme ‘may not be the right approach’

    A study co-authored by Dr Adél Pásztor suggests that students do not want to add more debt to personal finances and looks at alternatives. Updated article.

    published on: 29 May 2015

  • Sociology’s Natalie Hoskin contributes to the Researching Sex and Sexualities Conference

    Natalie Hoskin, a third-year PhD student in Sociology, participated in Researching Sex and Sexualities, a two day conference at the University of Sussex.

    published on: 29 May 2015

  • Dr Russell Foster to present research at Political Studies Association conference

    A piece by Dr Russell Forster has been published in the Political Studies Association's national pamphlet on the results of the General Election.

    published on: 22 May 2015

  • Newcastle Sociology hosts the 10th Sexgen research seminar

    On Friday 15th May 2015, Janice McLaughlin, Mark Casey and Diane Richardson hosted the tenth Sexgen research seminar.

    published on: 19 May 2015

  • Dr Alistair Clark discusses WASPI

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  • Whitehall has lost skills to deal with Russia

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  • Newcastle University students risk yellow warning to complete Chile volcano expedition

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  • FTGS Book Award

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  • The Lib Dems’ continued battle to be noticed

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