In the Media

Mining a rich seam of academic research

1 April The Journal
A play set in a fictional town is one of the more unusual ways Newcastle University academics are sharing their research with the public.

Gertrude Bell Archive

1 April Stil, Swedish Public Radio, Station 1
Dr Mark Jackson talks to Swedish listeners about the Gertrude Bell Archive. (Listen from 6:10minutes into the programme.)

As Britain gears up for election, a lot more players on the stage

1 April The Christian Science Monitor online
The two-party battle that used to dominate is fraying as political dynamics get more diverse and competitive. Features a comment from Dr Alistair Clark

Foods to help bodies battle free radicals

31 March Irish Independent online
Article mentions a trial at the University which involved women eating two bowls of wild blueberries every day for eight weeks, which lowered their oxidative stress levels.

Son of Catalan ex-president accused of bankrolling French rugby team with state funds

31 March Newsweek online
Dr Alejandro Quiroga comments on corruption problems in Catalonia after concerns were raised about a sponsorship deal involving a state-funded broadcaster.

Borneo UK student killings: Local man convicted of murder

31 March BBC online; most other media
A Malaysian court has returned a guilty verdict on the man accused of murdering medical students Aidan Brunger and Neil Dalton.


31 March BBC Radio 4
Teacher Amy-Leigh Hope talks about her involvement with the University's School in the Cloud project, part of SOLE Central.(listen from 08:48:54)

Amble Harbour Village opens for business

30 March ITV Online
The University's research boat The Princess Royal was part of a flotilla celebrating the opening of a new harbour redevelopment at Amble in Northumberland.

North and South injustice

30 March The Journal
Memorable visits to the North East by Martin Luther King and Mohammad Ali will be recalled in a civil rights exhibition. Newcastle University has contributed to the funding of the exhibition

That shrinking feeling: How the silicon era came and went

29 March Sunday Times magazine
Feature on what the future holds in terms of innovative ideas includes mention of Prof Rachel Armstrong's 'self growing skyscrapers', part of her research into living architecture.

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