In the Media

A nation divided as families desert cities

07 July 2014  Daily Telegraph
Professor Mark Shucksmith comments on internal migration, which he says has potentially greater consequences for Britain than international migration.

Ganga Manthan today to discuss river cleaning plan

07 July 2014  Times of India
Following a joint study with IIT-Delhi, Professor David Graham has suggested a three-tier solution to make religious practices and congregations on the river as safe as possible.

Cloud classes

07 July 2014  Times of India
The Hole in the Wall, an experiment in minimally invasive self-organising learning by Sugata Mitra of NIIT, has returned to Kalkaji, the Delhi neighbourhood where it was prototyped 15 years ago.

Log on to the Roman frontier

07 July 2014  The Hindu, Education Plus
In something of an Internet revolution, a whole new world of specially commissioned university courses is becoming freely available to anyone who wishes to sign up. ‘Hadrian’s Wall: Life on the Roman Frontier’ is the first course to be offered by Newcastle University UK as part of its partnership on the FutureLearn social learning platform.

Artwork heralds a new lease of life for staithes

05 July 2014  The Journal
Prof Wolfgang Weileder's recycled plastic sculpture Cone, designed to spark debate about sustainability and how we manage heritage structures such as Dunston Staiths, has just been completed.

David Gardner-Medwin - obituary

04 July 2014  Daily Telegraph
David Gardner-Medwin, who has died age 77, was a naturalist; an expert on Thomas Bewick, the 18th century Tyneside engraver; and a paediatric neurologist who specialised in muscular dystrophy, working with Professor, now Lord, Walton.

A virtual reality cure

04 July 2014   Times of Malta
Further coverage of research which has shown that immersive reality can help children with autism spectrum disorder overcome their fears and phobias.

Plea for cash for muscular dystrophy research

04 July 2014  The Journal
A Newcastle-led study looking at the cost - financial and personal - of living with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) has resulted in an appeal for more funding for research.

Attracting the best in kids' cancer research

04 July 2014  The Journal
The Future Fund, which aims to raise £5.5m to create the Newcastle University Centre for Childhood Cancer, will bring more first-class experts in children's cancer to Newcastle, as well as helping to nurture home-grown talent.

North East experts discover virtual reality helps children with autism

03 July 2014  Daily Mail
New research has shown that immersive reality can help children with autism spectrum disorder overcome their fears and phobias.

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