Press Releases in 2014

thumbnail University rowers cruise to gold at the Henley Royal Regatta

Newcastle University’s men’s coxed four crew won the Prince Albert Challenge Cup at the Henley Royal Regatta after beating Harvard University in the final.

published on: 9th July 2014


thumbnail Maths adds up for world record treasure hunt

Newcastle and Gateshead’s Quayside will be teeming with school children today (Wednesday 9 July) as they gather to take part in a Guinness world record attempt treasure hunt.

published on: 9th July 2014


thumbnail Sir Liam Donaldson re-appointed as Chancellor

Newcastle University has announced the re-appointment of Professor Sir Liam Donaldson as its Chancellor for a second term.

published on: 8th July 2014


thumbnail Rare disease needs more resource

Experts have called for more money to be made available for research into treatments for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), after a new study revealed the full cost of the disease to UK society.

published on: 7th July 2014


thumbnail Businesses risk missing out on potential of ageing population

A world leading academic has warned that businesses risk missing out on a significant growth opportunity if they fail to recognise the potential a rapidly ageing population presents.

published on: 7th July 2014


thumbnail Fresh insight into elusive author

A new exhibition about Virginia Woolf opening this week aims to bring us closer to this elusive and paradoxical figure.

published on: 7th July 2014


thumbnail Robot research gives hope to stroke patients

A major new research programme using robot assisted training to hep stroke patients regain movement in their affected arm has been launched.

published on: 4th July 2014


thumbnail Newcastle University music students soundtrack red kite celebrations

Music composed by Newcastle University music students will provide the soundtrack for a day of celebrations to mark 10 years since red kites were reintroduced to the region.

published on: 3rd July 2014


thumbnail Children with autism overcome real-life fears in virtual world

Immersive reality can help children with autism spectrum disorder overcome their fears and phobias, new research has shown.

published on: 3rd July 2014


International expert in genetics joins NHS England board

Professor Sir John Burn has been appointed a non-executive director of NHS England by the Secretary of State .

published on: 1st July 2014


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