In the Media - Archive

Making green plastics viable for everyday use

03 November 2014  Asia One.com
Scientists at Newcastle University International Singapore have devised a technique to make renewable and biodegradable plastics called bioplastics more commercially viable.

published on: 3rd November 2014

Rajoy Assailed as Spain’s Podemos Surges, Catalans Vote

03 November 2014  Bloomberg News
Dr Alex Quiroga, reader in Spanish political history, comments on voter opinion ahead of an informal ballot on Catalonian independence.

published on: 3rd November 2014

Course Cursor - Prevent the fall

03 November 2014  Times of India
Newcastle University has launched a massive open online course (MOOC) titled 'Ageing Well: Falls', which aims to help those who have been affected by falls.  Includes comments from Professor Julia Newton, explaining what the course will cover. 

published on: 3rd November 2014

The Choir

02 November 2014  BBC Radio 3
The Newcastle Bach Choir, conducted by Professor Eric Cross, featured in BBC Radio 3's Free Thinking Festival of Ideas at the SageGateshead. Interspersed with comments from the internationally acclaimed baritone and Newcastle honorary Alumnus Sir Thomas Allen and details of next concert.

published on: 3rd November 2014

Alexander McCall Smith: on rewriting Jane Austen's Emma, with her lessons on love and money still to the fore

02 November 2014  Sunday Herald
A feature looking at the modern relevance of Jane Austin includes comments from Dr Sinead Murphy,  who has written a Jane Austin-inspired book about dating, ‘The Jane Austen Rules’.

published on: 3rd November 2014

University academic to talk on diabetes research

01 November 2014  The Journal
Professor Roy Taylor will be hosting a free talk: ‘Type 2 Diabetes and You’ on Tuesday at the Herschel Building.

published on: 3rd November 2014

Thirty years ago it had a glittering future. Now it's about to be demolished - and the man who designed it isn't happy

31 October 2014  The Journal
Neil Taylor, visiting professor of architecture at Newcastle University and senior partner at the firm which designed Chester-le-Street civic centre has hit out at plans to demolish the award-winning building.

published on: 31st October 2014

Treasure trove is saved for region

31 October 2014  Northern Echo
Gold and silver coins dating from as far back as the 16th century and which were discovered on Lindisfarne have gone on display at the Great North Museum: Hancock, following a £30,000 fundraising campaign.

published on: 31st October 2014

Pond project awarded £1.3m

30 October 2014  The Guardian
The Heritage Lottery Fund is backing schemes which will train thousands of 'citizen scientists' to monitor and protect freshwater wildlife. Includes £1.7m earmarked for a Newcastle University project.

published on: 30th October 2014

Examining North East identity

30 October 2014  The Journal
The links between heritage and identity will be explored at a fully-booked event at Newcastle University on 5 November. The panel will include Dr Rhiannon Mason, senior lecturer at the University's international centre for cultural and heritage studies. 

published on: 30th October 2014

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