In the Media - Archive

Frank Cottrell Boyce: schools are destroying the power of stories

17 October 2014  The Guardian
An edited exact from Frank Cottrell Boyce's Fickling Lecture where the author argues that the transformative power of reading is under threat in an education system obsessed with targets and literacy.

published on: 17th October 2014

Berlin Wall talk marks anniversary

17 October 2014  The Journal
Visiting lecturer in German History, Dr Hester Vaizey (Cambridge University) will speak about Germany's reunification as part of the University's Insights Public Lecture series.
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published on: 17th October 2014

Conference to showcase region's businesses

17 October 2014  The Journal
The North East Local Enterprise Partnership has secured funding through the Government's Local Growth Deal for five innovation projects including the Low Carbon Energy Centre at Science Central and the Life Sciences Incubation Hub at Newcastle University.

published on: 17th October 2014

Opportunity knocks for 77% in mentor plan

16 October 2014  Times Higher Education
The Realising Opportunities programme, led by Newcastle, has helped hundreds of disadvantaged teenagers to gain places at research-intensive universities. Includes comment from Emeritus Deputy Vice-Chancellor Ella Ritchie.

published on: 16th October 2014

Gerontology: Will you still need me, will you still feed me?

16 October 2014  Nature online
Professor Tom Kirkwood comments on the complex processes involved in ageing.

published on: 16th October 2014

What are the best new buildings on Tyneside?

16 October 2014  The Journal
A book celebrating the best buildings of Newcastle and Gateshead has been updated to bring in the top architecture of the last decade - and three of these building belong to Newcastle University: the Devonshire, the Paul O'Gorman and the INTO Newcastle University buildings.

published on: 16th October 2014

Looking for innovators

16 October 2014  The Journal
An overview of the North East Business Awards, which are sponsored in part by Newcastle University Business School.

published on: 16th October 2014

Ebola

15 October 2014  BBC News 24; Look North; Radio Newcastle
Dr Anjam Khan talks about ebola and how helpful screening at airports will be.

published on: 15th October 2014

Northumberland building world's longest undersea cable

15 October 2014  ITV Tyne Tees
Professor Phil Taylor comments on the 700-mile long link connecting electricity supplies from Blyth to Norway and on to Germany.

published on: 15th October 2014

City scientists' breast cancer breakthrough

15 October 2014  Northern Echo
A team of Newcastle University researchers, led by Professor David Elliott, has found that “turning off” two proteins in the body reduces the ability of breast cancer cells to survive and grow.

published on: 15th October 2014

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