Press Releases in 2014

thumbnail Life on Mars? Vision of the red planet’s future returns to region

A spectacular panoramic vision of Mars 200 years into the future is to return to the North East.

published on: 9th May 2014


thumbnail Rural expert Mark Shucksmith joins ACRE board

Renowned rural expert Professor Mark Shucksmith OBE has joined the board of trustees at ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England).

published on: 8th May 2014


Dementia Friends campaign launch

Newcastle University's Institute for Ageing has today welcomed the launch of Public Health England and the Alzheimer's Society's new dementia funds campaign, and its efforts to bring about a greater understanding of dementia to a wider audience.

published on: 7th May 2014


thumbnail Newcastle Science Central achieves CEEQUAL ‘Excellent’ award

Science Central in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK, has been presented with a CEEQUAL ‘Excellent’ design award at the Institution of Civil Engineers awards dinner.

published on: 7th May 2014


thumbnail Mountain legacies come to mind

With mountaineering ascents and disasters hitting our headlines on an almost daily basis, mountains and those who climb them are capturing the public imagination as never before.

published on: 7th May 2014


thumbnail Independent body of experts needed to inform energy policy

The UK’s energy industry is fragmented and a ‘system architect’ is needed to inform technical decisions and take a holistic view of the energy system in order to secure the country’s future energy supply, experts are warning.

published on: 7th May 2014


thumbnail Lord Patten Lecture on Social Renewal 2014

A senior academic has proposed radical changes to the way social science is taught, researched and practiced in the UK at the annual Lord Patten Lecture on Social Renewal at Newcastle University.

published on: 1st May 2014


Digitally Driven

Bus-driver banter could become a thing of the past thanks to new technology installed to make sure there is always an equal distance between buses, experts reveal.

published on: 1st May 2014


thumbnail Delve into Newcastle's past and help form its future

A grand plan to concrete over the River Tyne is one of the more intriguing stories being revealed at the Newcastle City Futures: People, Place and Change event next month.

published on: 1st May 2014


thumbnail Evidence that yoga can keep pregnant women stress free

For the first time researchers in the UK have studied the effects of yoga on pregnant women, and found that it can reduce the risk of them developing anxiety and depression.

published on: 1st May 2014


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