In the Media - Archive

Children are very good at reading – but don't enjoy it

01 March 2014  The Journal
Author and screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce, who gave the annual Fickling Lecture on Developments in Children's Literature at the University last week, wants more children to read for pleasure.

published on: 3rd March 2014

Britain ready to welcome babies with three parents

28 February 2014  Chicago Tribune
The Government published draft regulations yesterday which, if they become law, will allow the use in patients of a technique developed at Newcastle University to prevent mothers passing on mitochondrial diseases to their children.

published on: 28th February 2014

Namibia: Risco Mutelo, a High Flying Youth

28 February 2014  All Africa online
Newcastle University PhD graduate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering has a successful career as a senior credit derivatives modelling analyst, undertakes self-directed research in the field of Biometrics recognition, and is to contribute to a weekly column inspiring Namibian youth to be interested in maths and science.

published on: 28th February 2014

Brewery conversion plan unearths relic of WWII

28 February 2014  The Journal
Developers drawing up plans to convert the Bruce building - formerly the University's Department for Museum studies - into student flats have unearthed a rare WWII fire watchers' post. The cylindrical look-out is one of only two in England.

published on: 28th February 2014

Concern over air quality

28 February 2014  The Journal
Professor Margaret Bell has called for a major traffic overhaul on Gosforth High Street and in Newcastle City Centre after they were identified as regional blackspots for emissions in a new report.

published on: 28th February 2014

Engineering open day for students at rail museum

28 February 2014 The Journal
Rail experts from Newcastle University will be at the National Railway Museum in Shildon, County Durham, next month as part of a special event being organised for Science and Engineering Week.

published on: 28th February 2014

Fields of expertise are put to good use

27 February 2014  Thursday's Times, The Queen's Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education supplement
The Centre for Rural Economy at Newcastle University has been influential in encouraging new employment opportunities in the countryside and community development as agriculture ceases to be the major employer, earning it a Queen's Anniversary Prize.

published on: 28th February 2014

'Children of older fathers at risk of low IQ, autism and suicide'

27 February 2014  The Telegraph
Professor Mark Pearce comments on new research which suggests that fathers over 45 increase the risks of having children with psychological and educational problems.

published on: 27th February 2014

Rare fungus sent to Kew after it is found in North

27 February 2014  The Journal
Byssonectria terrestris, a rare fungus normally found in the forests of Russia, Scandinavia and Canada, has been found at a bog  in Greenleighton. The find was made during a fieldwork trip with Newcastle University students.

published on: 27th February 2014

Award-winning neurologist pitches for better research activity

26 February 2014  Times of India
Newcastle University visiting Professor, Dr V Nagaraajan, has called for more research to be undertaken in Tamil Nadu.

published on: 26th February 2014

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