In the Media - Archive

Retire? But I’m only 94

20 November 2014  The Journal, J2
Feature on the Institute for Ageing report How Can we Live Better for Longer holds former head of the medical school Lord Walton who, aged 94, says he "likes to keep busy" as an exemplar.

published on: 20th November 2014

Stained glass vehicle points to a driverless future

20 November 2014  Northern Echo
A stained glass car designed to demonstrate the future of driverless technology has gone on display at The Core building, in Newcastle’s Science Central.

published on: 20th November 2014

What can we learn from efforts to save an ancient South American language?

19 November 2014  The Guardian
Professor Rosaleen Howard, chair of Hispanic Studies in the School of Modern Languages, talks about the fight to preserve the 2,000 year old Quechua language.

published on: 19th November 2014

Newcastle University Strikes a Chord with Research-informed teaching for Indian Students in UK

19 November 2014  India Education Diary
University academics delivered a session in India on how Indian students gain from the research excellence of universities in UK.

published on: 19th November 2014

In Spain, a protest for the arts makes use of porn magazine

19 November 2014  Chicago Tribune
A group of Spanish actresses has found a novel way to protest the government's taxation of the performing arts: They're selling pornography. Dr Alejandro Quiroga, Reader in Spanish History, is quoted.

published on: 19th November 2014

Poorest end up with eight fewer teeth

18 November 2014  Daily Mail
The poorest people in society have eight fewer teeth by their seventies than the richest, a study has found. Professor Jimmy Steele led the research project, which was a collaboration between Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust, UCL and the National Centre for Social Research.

published on: 18th November 2014

Parkinson's, dementia and the double agony of thousands of Britons

18 November 2014  Daily Mail
Parkinson's and dementia affect around 100,000 Britons. Professors David Burn and Ian McKeith are quoted.

published on: 18th November 2014

Hairy Bikers unveil brain scanner in honour of Toon legend

18 November 2014  The Journal
An appeal launched in honour of Newcastle United’s Charlie Crowe has funded a new £1.5m state-of-the-art brain scanner which was unveiled by the Hairy Bikers at Newcastle University’s Magnetic Resonance Centre, Campus for Ageing and Vitality.

published on: 18th November 2014

Smart moves

18 November 2014  Guardian G2
Chess is finding a new audience with films such as Algorithms, a documentary by Dr Ian McDonald which follows blind Indian globetrotters desperate to become grand masters.

published on: 18th November 2014

The ‘pink vs blue’ gender myth

18 November 2014 BBC online
Is there truth to the idea that men prefer blue and women like pink? Mentions Newcastle University research from 2007, which asked adults for their favourite colour.

published on: 18th November 2014

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