In the Media

Eric Ravilious: Chalk and Ice

15 February 2015 BBC Radio 3
Historian Frances Spalding, professor of art history, helps explore the life and work of the elusive Eric Ravilious.

Capita's takeover of Defra science agency needs scrutiny, say Labour

13 February 2015 Guardian online
The partnership with Newcastle University, which has a reputation for research on food security and rural development, will see the creation of a new £9m ‘virtual’ research institute bringing together around 40 researchers. Includes comment from Professor Rob Edwards.

Caribbean delegates discussing new climate change tools

13 February 2015 Jamaica Observer
Newcastle University researchers have been involved in developing tools to help the Caribbean prepare for the effects of climate change.

Campus news: Newcastle University

13 February 2015 Times Higher Education
The chair of Newcastle University’s council will mark his 60th birthday by cycling 435 miles (700km) across the French Alps in July, in a bid to raise £60,000 for research into ageing.

Mr Bean goes to university for fundraiser

12 February 2015 Northern Echo
A statue of the Mr Bean character created by Newcastle University graduate Rowan Atkinson made an appearance on campus yesterday to help raise cash for Comic Relief.

Civil rights activist film is screened

12 February 2015 The Journal
Tyneside Cinema is putting on a series of free screenings of a BBC Newcastle documentary about Martin Luther King’s visit to Tyneside in 1967 to collect an honorary doctorate from Newcastle University – the only university to honour Dr King in this way during his lifetime.

Student flats demolition

12 February 2015 The Journal
Newcastle University has unveiled plans to demolish student flats on Richardson Road and replace them with brand new ones.

Truss announces £14.5m private sector investment in Fera

12 February 2015 Farmers Guardian, Journal, Northern Echo
Newcastle University has been selected to form a joint venture with Capita to run Defra’s food and environmental research organisation. The new organisation will bring together around 40 researchers from the University and will benefit from the University’s two research farms.

Looking at the bigger picture

11 February 2015 The Journal
Two exhibitions at the Hatton Gallery will focus on the work of Victor Pasmore, formerly Head of Painting at Newcastle University, alongside the work of Peter Yates.

Embracing innovation at Venturefest conference

11 February 2015 The Journal
Venturefest, a free full day innovation event, is set to return to the Newcastle later this year. The event has been organised by Newcastle Science City, with the North East LEP, and Knowledge Transfer Network with support from Innovate UK.

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