In the Media

Afraid of spiders? Try virtual reality

1 May 2015 CNN
Article includes reference to Newcastle University research which is testing virtual reality to treat children with autism spectrum disorders who suffer from phobias.

University keeps its high standing

29 April 2015 The Journal
Newcastle university is ranked 26th in the Complete University Guide 2015.

Boat race will revive names of local legends

29 April 2015 The Journal
Newcastle and Durham universities will go head-to-head on the River Tyne when the rowing race returns on 9 May.

Is fracking safe?

29 April 2015 Journal Energy supplement
European-wide project, which involves Newcastle University and multiple national and international  bodies, looks into the risks associated with fracking for shale oil and gas.

The Cubist

29 April BBC Radio 4
Dr Katherine Cooper contributed to programme on the ways in which WW1 altered men's and women's perceptions of the world, and culture and its expressions.

Asilo en la UE insolidaria

29 April El Pais, Spain
Dr Maria-Teresa Gil-Bazo analyses the EU’s declared objectives in relation to asylum.

North scientists' fears over 'hotter' mountains

28 April 2015 The Journal
Further coverage of Newcastle University research which shows that mountains may be hotting up faster than previously thought, with potentially dramatic consequences, such as water shortages and extinction of some mountain plants.

Successful graduate is back where it all began

28 April 2015 The Journal
Politics graduate Richard van Emden is talking about his best-selling book Meeting the Enemy: the Human Face of the Great War at a free public talk this evening.

Never too Late to have fun

28 April 2015 Journal Culture Magazine
The University's Hatton Gallery is opening as part of next month's Late Shows (15-16 May) when it will be turned into an experimental laboratory and meeting place for utopian visions of the 1960s and 80s.

UK researchers to develop 'immortal membrane

27 April 2015 The Engineer
Development of the next generation of long lasting membranes is underway, thanks to a £4.6m EPSRC research grant for a five-year project being led by Newcastle University. Includes comment from Professor Ian Metcalfe.

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