In the Media - Archive

World Book Night events across the North East

22 April 2015  The Journal, Culture
The 20 World Book Night titles include Skellig by David Almond and Staying Alive poems from Bloodaxe Books. Article mentions Rainy Day Reads event at the Robinson Library (penultimate paragraph).

published on: 22nd April 2015

Scientists want guidelines on wholegrain consumption

21 April 2015  BBC News online
Newcastle University academics are urging the government to introduce guidelines on amounts of wholegrain foods consumed daily. They have found nearly 80% of British adults are not consuming the recommended 20 grams a day.

published on: 21st April 2015

Chinese buyer signals NE England’s leading role in ocean machines

21 April 2015  Financial Times
The recent  purchase by a Chinese company of a British pioneer in advanced underwater machines illustrates how northeast England has become a global leader in ocean technology. Soil Machine Dynamics (SMD), which was founded by Newcastle University academics, was acquired for £130m.

published on: 21st April 2015

Folk trio in running for top awards

21 April 2015  The Journal
A number of nominations for the Radio 2 Folk Awards have studied and/or lecture at Newcastle University. Folk musician Sandra Kerr, lecturer at the university's School of Arts and Culture, comments.

published on: 21st April 2015

Opera star's fundraiser

21 April 2015  The Journal
A special concert is being held in the region to help raise vital funds for the Newcastle Magnetic Resonance Centre.
No url but see press release.

published on: 21st April 2015

Building a Librrary: Purcell's Music for Queen Mary's Funeral

20 April 2015  CD Review, BBC Radio 3
Dr Kirsten Gibson explores the recordings of Purcell's funeral music for Queen Mary. (Listen from 39:35)

published on: 21st April 2015

Storm Beach

20 April 2015  The New Yorker
A poem by Sean O’Brien, Professor of Creative Writing. His eighth collection of poetry, “The Beautiful Librarians,” was published last month and has been shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize.

published on: 20th April 2015

'Junk food' wiping out bees

19 April 2015  Sunday Times
Britain’s bees and other insect pollinators are being starved out of the countryside because farming has destroyed the wild flowers, shrubs and other plants on which they rely for food. Professor Geraldine Wright is quoted.

published on: 20th April 2015

Poster girl proud to say 'I am an immigrant'

18 April 2015  The Journal
Dr Wendy Dirks, lecturer in the School of Dental Sciences, is one of 15 people nationwide to feature in the "I am an immigrant" initiative launched by the Movement Against Xenophobia.

published on: 20th April 2015

Building a Librrary: Purcell's Music for Queen Mary's Funeral

18 April 2015 Building a Librrary: Purcell's Music for Queen Mary's Funeral CD Review, BBC Radio 3
Dr Kirsten Gibson explores the recordings of Purcell's funeral music for Queen Mary. (Listen from 39:35)

published on: 20th April 2015

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