In the Media - Archive

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

Hi-tech jobs arrive at City's Science Central

30 October 2014  The Journal
The first building on Newcastle's Science Central development will open next week, creating or re-locating more than 350 hi-tech jobs to Tyneside. The Core has been 90% let before its opening, attracting small to medium sized businesses in the science and technology sectors.

published on: 30th October 2014

Still enjoying the rhythm of life

30 October 2014  The Journal
Feature looking at a dance scheme helping older people in the region keep fit and active mentions that the charity involved, Equal Arts, is teaming up with Newcastle University for a research study exploring the impact of visual arts on dementia.  

published on: 30th October 2014

Newcastle firm lands Gates fund cash for TB test device

30 October 2014  The Journal
Newcastle biotech firm, QuantuMDX,  has received support from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for development of a handheld device to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of TB. Includes comments from Professor Sir John Burn.

published on: 30th October 2014

Venturefest North East results in offers to 14 businesses

30 October 2014  The Journal, Business
Funders and investors made offers to 14 businesses at the recent Venturefest North East event, which attracted over 500 people. The sell-out event was orchestrated by Newcastle Science City and featured innovation experts from Newcastle University and industry partners.

published on: 30th October 2014

Lecturer’s film on chess for blind up for industry prize

29 October 2014  The Journal
Algorithms, a documentary made by Dr Ian McDonald about young blind chess players in India, has been nominated for a prestigious Grierson: British Documentary Award.

published on: 29th October 2014

Advances made in links to disease

29 October 2014  Northern Echo
Researchers from Newcastle University have found a genetic link to kidney stones.

published on: 29th October 2014

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