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  • Degrowth and Christiania – I saw how Copenhagen’s collective living experiment can work (The Conversation)

    Dr Helen Jarvis reveals how communities such as Christiania pursue “degrowth” by prioritising human relations over market relations; maximising sharing, togetherness, social justice and the health of the planet.

    published on: 3 July 2018

  • Dr Simon Tate recognised in 2018 Vice-Chancellor's Education Excellence Awards

    published on: 2 July 2018

  • Dr Robert Shaw on BBC Radio 4 Thinking Allowed

    Dr Rob Shaw is appearing on BBC Radio 4’s Thinking Allowed on Wednesday 13th June to discuss his new book ‘The Nocturnal City’, now available from Routledge.

    published on: 13 June 2018

  • Fellowship Success for Dr Audrey Verma

    Audrey Verma, currently a Research Associate with Sociology, has been awarded a prestigious Leverhume Early Career Fellowship to be hosted by us and mentored by Dr Lisa Garforth.

    published on: 13 June 2018

  • Peter Hopkins, Professor of Social Geography, has been appointed to a new role of Newcastle University's Dean of Social Justice.

    ​This newly created Deanship recognises the importance of social justice as one of the core values of Newcastle University. The new role will report to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Julie Sanders and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Engagement and Internationalisation, Professor Richard Davies.

    published on: 11 June 2018

  • Why Old Enclaves and New Islands Matter to Travelers

    Alastair Bonnett explains why people are drawn to places that offer solitude and surprise.

    published on: 25 May 2018

  • Geography Artist in Residence story published.

    published on: 25 May 2018

  • Dr Anselma Gallinat wins large AHRC grant

    published on: 24 May 2018

  • No Overall Control

    Dr. Alistair Clark writes for the Fabian Society on the 2018 Local Election Results in England

    published on: 10 May 2018

  • Artist in residence, Paula Turner, presents research findings to eager audience.

    published on: 4 May 2018

  • Dr. Alistair Clark’s research mentioned in House of Lords Select Committee Citizenship Report

    published on: 20 April 2018

  • Dr Craig Jones discusses the possibility of military action being taken against Syria

    published on: 13 April 2018

  • Islamophobia in Paris and London – how it differs and why

    Professor Peter Hopkins and Dr Kawtar Najib discuss their research into anti-Muslim acts and where Islamophobia happens in France and the UK.

    published on: 13 April 2018

  • Professor Diane Richardson becomes a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

    published on: 9 April 2018

  • Alistair Clark joins PDY Editorial team

    ECPR is delighted to announce that Alistair Clark of Newcastle University has been appointed as co-editor of the Political Data Yearbook.

    published on: 23 March 2018

  • Diane Richardson in Sociology has an article nominated for the 2018 Sage Prize for Innovation

    published on: 7 March 2018

  • British Sociological Association Youth Assembly held at the Great North Museum in Newcastle

    Sociology colleagues participated in the first ever British Sociological Association Youth Assembly held at the Great North Museum in Newcastle on the 9th of February. The event brought together sociologists from Durham, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Northumbria, Sunderland, and Teesside.

    published on: 19 February 2018

  • Geography, gender and generation at Seven Stories

    Dr Michael Richardson has recently been teaching with Seven Stories: The National Centre for Children's Books as part of a project funded through the School Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Committee

    published on: 1 February 2018

  • Dr Nick Megoran discusses General Sir Nick Carter’s call for greater military funding.

    published on: 25 January 2018

  • Climate change and global poverty: How hard is it to save the world?

    Dr Jo Swaffield of Newcastle University Politics is looking to recruit participants for her research project into the global challenges we face as a result of climate change

    published on: 23 January 2018

  • Dr Emily Rainsford and Young People's Political Engagement

    Listen to Dr Emily Rainsford on BBC Radio 5 Live

    published on: 10 January 2018

  • Time on and in our hands - Latest update from Artist in Residence Paula Turner

    Experiencing coring with the Grand Gestures Dance Collective and Geographies Maarten van Hardenbroek

    published on: 14 December 2017

  • Celebrating GPS success at the ECU’s Athena SWAN Charter Awards Ceremony

    published on: 13 December 2017

  • Al James new book 'Work-Life Advantage' released on 8th December

    Improving the work-life balance of employees enhances the competitive advantage of employers.

    published on: 4 December 2017

  • Celebrating Research Scholarships and Expeditions in GPS 2017

    Wednesday night saw GPS Geography & Sociology Graduates and Undergraduates showcase their diverse research and expedition achievements

    published on: 30 November 2017

  • Merit Or Meritocracy Conference? Call for Papers -Deadline Extended

    Conference 9th April 2018 - call for papers EXTENDED DEADLINE 8th January 2018.

    published on: 22 November 2017

  • Dr Alistair Clark discusses the Westminster culture and the current sexual harassment scandal.

    published on: 16 November 2017

  • Should the church ever support war?

    An interview with Dr Nick Megoran about his new book and the influence of Martin Luther King Jr.

    published on: 8 November 2017

  • Lisa Garforth’s new book on green hopes for a better future with nature out this week

    In the shadow of looming climate crisis it might seem that there is not much hope around for a better, greener future. But visions of more sustainable and satisfying societies have emerged in strange places over the last 50 years, and have endured to form a distinct but changing eco-utopian tradition.

    published on: 26 October 2017

  • Contemplating Geographical Concerns with pupils from Marine Park Primary in South Shields

    Professor Rachel Woodward ,Dr Matt Jenkins and Leverhulme artist in residence Paula Turner have been contemplating geographical concerns with pupils from Marine Park Primary in South Shields

    published on: 26 October 2017

  • Newcastle sociologists explore how social class shapes university entrance, engagement and experience.

    published on: 19 October 2017

  • Diane Richardson's new book "Sexuality and Citizenship" published.

    published on: 19 October 2017

  • Professor Jackie Leach Scully now a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

    published on: 13 October 2017

  • The eight things needed for a jobs and pay revolution on Teesside, according to TUC (Evening Gazette)

    A new report commissioned by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) and written by researchers at CURDS sets out a framework and series of policy recommendations

    published on: 11 October 2017

  • Hurricane Irma’s devastation of Caribbean territories piles pressure on strained relationship with UK (The Conversation)

    Dr Matt Benwell and Dr Alasdair Pinkerton discuss Irma's devastation of Caribbean territories and the strained relationship with the UK.

    published on: 13 September 2017

  • Quotidian Mapping .The world in a bucket

    Pauline moves me, literally moves me as she sweeps through "her floors" of the building.

    published on: 23 August 2017

  • Researchers join prestigious Sociology Project

    Dr Peter Merrington and Liz Robson have recently joined sociology to work on the prestigious AHRC project Beyond the Multiplex (BtM).

    published on: 16 August 2017

  • The Ethics of Human Gene Editing

    published on: 4 August 2017

  • Geography graduate and CURDS prize winner joins Innovate UK

    published on: 27 July 2017

  • The relationship between upward and downward social mobility

    published on: 20 July 2017

  • Dr Alistair Clark discusses WASPI

    published on: 20 July 2017

  • Jackie Leach Scully participates in New York workshop on human gene editing

    published on: 19 May 2016

  • The SNP's failed overall majority and Independence

    Does the SNP’s failure to secure an overall majority in the Scottish parliament elections take a second independence referendum off the table?

    published on: 12 May 2016

  • UK elections

    Article by Dr Alistair Clark, ibtimes

    published on: 12 May 2016

  • For elected mayors to work they must do more to engage the public

    Article in NewStatesman by Alistair Clark

    published on: 12 May 2016

  • Dr Alistair Clark article on The Converstion website

    published on: 9 May 2016

  • NUSU Announces Teaching Excellence Award Winners

    published on: 6 May 2016

  • Why you should care about the local elections

    published on: 6 May 2016

  • Newcastle University student voted Chair of the RGS-IBG postgraduate forum

    published on: 20 April 2016

  • Sociology welcomes new researcher

    published on: 13 April 2016

  • Sociology staff nominated for Newcastle Teaching Excellence Awards

    published on: 13 April 2016

  • Jackie Leach Scully interviewed on BBC Radio Ulster

    published on: 13 April 2016

  • Project led by Nick Megoran in Times Higher

    published on: 7 April 2016

  • Diana Kopbayeva presents her research to CASN Workshop

    published on: 7 April 2016

  • Elaine Campbell speaks to the Scottish Government on the policing of paedophilia

    published on: 1 April 2016

  • BBC Newcastle interview Tony Richardson about University Challenge

    published on: 23 March 2016

  • Award of Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

    published on: 10 March 2016

  • Professor Geoff Payne contributes to landmark BSA publications

    published on: 10 March 2016

  • Dr. Alistair Clark cited in All Party Parliamentary Group Report

    published on: 9 March 2016

  • The DESAFIO project and Zika Virus

    published on: 2 March 2016

  • After nature: fictions, fantasies, futures

    published on: 2 March 2016

  • New CURDS report on 'Uneven growth: tackling city decline'

    published on: 1 March 2016

  • The Silent, Growing Crisis of Voter Registration

    published on: 18 February 2016

  • Time, Regulation and Technoscience

    published on: 16 February 2016

  • Embodied Citizenship Conference

    published on: 16 February 2016

  • ESRC Project features as a case study

    published on: 16 February 2016

  • Cate Degnen presents at the Gerontological Society of America

    published on: 16 February 2016

  • A Tribute to Alf Davey

    published on: 7 February 2016

  • Project aims to light the fuse of economic growth

    published on: 28 January 2016

  • Why did pollsters get it wrong? Dr Alistair Clark on BBC Newcastle

    published on: 20 January 2016

  • Who, What, Why: How common are upside-down rainbows?

    published on: 19 January 2016

  • Unsettling Scientific Stories website launch

    published on: 19 January 2016

  • World's largest canyon is found beneath the Antarctic ice sheet

    published on: 13 January 2016

  • Flooding and Natural Defences: Expert Opinion from Andy Large

    published on: 8 January 2016

  • CURDS research underpins new TTWA definitions of the Office for National Statistics

    published on: 5 January 2016

  • 100 days of Jeremy Corbyn: Labour's problems neither start nor end with its leader

    published on: 21 December 2015

  • Dr Andy Large on Storm Desmond flooding: BBC Radio Newcastle

    published on: 8 December 2015

  • Scotland’s young people embrace diversity, report reveals

    published on: 8 December 2015

  • CURDS, GURU and RGS-IBG host decentralisation debate

    published on: 6 December 2015

  • How can we honour Martin Luther King's Newcastle legacy? Scrap Trident

    published on: 4 December 2015

  • AHRC report about young people’s everyday geopolitics published

    published on: 4 December 2015

  • Sociology welcomes Dr Silvia Pasquetti

    Silvia Pasquetti joins the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology as Lecturer in Sociology

    published on: 30 October 2015

  • Northern Devolution: Are the public being left behind?

    Newcastle University academics raise questions over the devolution of powers to city regions

    published on: 28 October 2015

  • 'New book: The value of the University Armed Service Units'

    published on: 22 October 2015

  • Professor McLaughlin speaks at Wellcome Trust Funded Event, Trinity College Dublin

    On the 15th of October Professor Janice McLaughlin gave an invited talk at the Shame, Stigma and Medicine Workshop at Trinity College Dublin.

    published on: 20 October 2015

  • New book published, Europe Since 1989

    William Outhwaite, Emeritus Professor of Sociology since January 2015 has published a new book.

    published on: 16 October 2015

  • Electoral integrity in the UK? Voter registration and electoral fraud examined

    Research by Dr Alistair Clark and Dr Toby James (UEA) into integrity in the UK electoral process is discussed on Radio Four's Today programme (14th October 2015)

    published on: 14 October 2015

  • Electoral register, not electoral fraud, the biggest problem at polling stations

    Measures to tackle electoral fraud in the UK should not be introduced if they have a negative impact on the already “chronically” low voter registration and turnout, according to researchers from Newcastle University and the University of East Anglia (UEA).

    published on: 13 October 2015

  • Professor Alastair Bonnet comments on BBC Radio 4s Digital Human

    Digital Human 'Abandon' considers the attachments which humans have to place and includes comments from Professor Alastair Bonnet.

    published on: 9 October 2015

  • Study involving Newcastle University looks to discover the truth about prejudice

    It’s not only Muslims who are the victims of 'racialised' Islamophobia - experts from four UK universities question almost 400 young people aged 12-25 to discover the truth about prejudice

    published on: 9 October 2015

  • School pupils give their views about research

    School pupils should only be asked to take part in research that is relevant to them and be given a say on research topics, a new guide to carrying out research with young people says.

    published on: 9 October 2015

  • Robert Hollands presents keynote papers on smart cities

    Robert Hollands presented a keynote paper entitled 'Challenging the Corporate Smart City' at the Living Maps Seminar Series, Young Foundation, London, this week

    published on: 29 September 2015

  • Are the exhaustive efforts of polling station workers taken for granted?

    Based on the results of an extensive study Dr Alistair Clark and Dr Toby S. James argue that many people overlook the exhaustive efforts that poll workers put into elections.

    published on: 29 September 2015

  • Esteban Castro on Socio-Ecological Futures

    Professor Esteban Castro shares his thoughts on 'Socio-Ecology: Contradictions and Opportunities in the Struggles for Better Futures.

    published on: 29 September 2015

  • Newcastle Sociology well-represented at the Annual BSA Medical Sociology Conference

    Newcastle Sociology were very well-represented at this year’s BSA Medical Sociology Annual Conference, held at the University of York.

    published on: 18 September 2015

  • Diane Richardson presents at the European Sociological Association

    Professor Diane Richardson presents during the Sexuality Research Network at the 12th Conference of the European Sociological Association on Differences/Inequalities and Sociological Imagination.

    published on: 11 September 2015

  • Lauren Powell reports on RENKEI

    Lauren Powell, a doctoral candidate in Sociology, has recently returned from a summer workshop held at University College London (UCL), in partnership with The British Council, called RENKEI.

    published on: 7 September 2015

  • As Hiroshima's legacy fades, Japan's postwar pacifism is fraying

    Dr James Babb writes about the legacy of the atomic bombings and Japanese attitudes towards pacifism.

    published on: 14 August 2015

  • The final project meeting of the Project DESAFIO takes place in Rio de Janeiro

    The final project meeting of the Project DESAFIO took place in Rio de Janeiro, including a two-day International Conference at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

    published on: 7 August 2015

  • Fishing for memories of a once-thriving industry

    Researchers are setting out to capture people’s memories of the once-thriving salmon netting on the River Tweed.

    published on: 4 August 2015

  • Dr Cathrine Degnen celebrates book launch at the British Society of Gerontology

    Dr Cathrine Degnen presented a paper at the British Society of Gerontology Annual Meeting on 'Ethnography and Ageing' as part of an invited symposium.

    published on: 31 July 2015

  • Dr Cathrine Degnen gives plenary at the Emerging Researchers in Ageing Conference

    Dr Cathrine Degnen was invited to be a plenary panel speaker at the Emerging Researchers in Ageing (ERA) one day Conference, "Opening the Door to Challenging Ideas"

    published on: 28 July 2015

  • Three reasons Russia should not be called the greatest threat to the USA

    Dr Valentina Feklyunina and Dr James Bilsland look at the reasons why Russia should not be considered "the greatest threat" to US security.

    published on: 28 July 2015

  • Call for NE Broadcasting Corporation

    Alastair Bonnett, of Newcastle University, says the Government should use 40% of the BBC's licence fee to pay for regional public broadcasters.

    published on: 24 July 2015

  • Storm Chasers in the news

    A band of ‘storm chasers’ set up by Newcastle University have been making appearances on local news and radio.

    published on: 24 July 2015

  • Latest DESAFIO newsletter available

    The latest DESAFIO Global newsletter is now available. The newsletter circulates quarterly and provides updates about the progress of DESAFIO project activities and findings.

    published on: 20 July 2015

  • DESAFIO showcased in EC 'most relevant projects' publication

    A report into the most relevant projects on development funded under the EU's Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development has included the project DESAFIO.

    published on: 17 July 2015

  • Workshop for Disability Support Workers in Schools

    Professor Janice McLaughlin runs a workshop at the national conference for disability support workers in schools. 

    published on: 7 July 2015

  • Elaine Campbell talks on digital vigilantism

    Professor Elaine Campbell presents to the British Society of Criminology at their annual conference in Plymouth.

    published on: 6 July 2015

  • Watch: Dr Alistair Clark talks to Representing Border Senior Lecturer in Politics,

    Dr Alistair Clark talks to Representing Border, ITV Border's Scottish political programme for the South of Scotland

    published on: 26 June 2015

  • Peter Selman shares expertise with Special Commission on Intercountry Adoption

    Peter Selman, Visiting Fellow in the School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, was one of five invited experts at the 4th Special Commission on Intercountry Adoption.

    published on: 19 June 2015

  • Introducing Gender and Women’s Studies 4th Edition now published

    The fourth revised edition of the bestselling text Introducing Gender and Women's Studies was published this month.

    published on: 19 June 2015

  • Andy Russell awarded grant to investigate Calbuco volcano lahars

    Andy Russell has been awarded a NERC urgency grant to investigate Calbuco volcano lahars

    published on: 17 June 2015

  • Third Meeting of the UrbanRain Project at Newcastle University

    The Third Meeting of the UrbanRain Project, hosted by Prof. Jose Esteban Castro, was this year held the Devonshire Building at Newcastle University over 8-9 June 2015.

    published on: 12 June 2015

  • Participation in Prato Writing Conference 2015

    Constance Akurugu, PhD student in Sociology, has been selected as Sociology representative in the forthcoming Postgraduate Writing and Publishing Workshop at the Monash University Prato Centre, Italy.

    published on: 12 June 2015

  • William Outhwaite at Maison Française d’Oxford

    William Outhwaite, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, gives a paper on 'Habermas, Law and the European Union' at a conference on Law's Hermeneutics and Other Investigations.

    published on: 8 June 2015

  • Prof Esteban Castro talks water and democracy

    Esteban Castro, professor of sociology, talks water and democracy in an article plublished on the Newcastle University Institute for Sustainability blog.

    published on: 5 June 2015

  • Deborah Burn to take up NEDTC placement with National Allotment Society

    Deborah Burn, a doctoral student in Sociology, has been awarded funding from the North East Doctoral Training Centre to undertake a work placement with the National Allotment Society.

    published on: 2 June 2015

  • Autonomous Social Centre Public Lecture in Prague

    Robert Hollands, Professor of Sociology, recently gave a public lecture at Prague's newest autonomous social centre, Klinika.

    published on: 1 June 2015

  • PhD loan scheme ‘may not be the right approach’

    A study co-authored by Dr Adél Pásztor suggests that students do not want to add more debt to personal finances and looks at alternatives. Updated article.

    published on: 29 May 2015

  • Sociology’s Natalie Hoskin contributes to the Researching Sex and Sexualities Conference

    Natalie Hoskin, a third-year PhD student in Sociology, participated in Researching Sex and Sexualities, a two day conference at the University of Sussex.

    published on: 29 May 2015

  • Dr Russell Foster to present research at Political Studies Association conference

    A piece by Dr Russell Forster has been published in the Political Studies Association's national pamphlet on the results of the General Election.

    published on: 22 May 2015

  • Newcastle Sociology hosts the 10th Sexgen research seminar

    On Friday 15th May 2015, Janice McLaughlin, Mark Casey and Diane Richardson hosted the tenth Sexgen research seminar.

    published on: 19 May 2015

  • Dr Emily Rainsford and Young People's Political Engagement

    Listen to Dr Emily Rainsford on BBC Radio 5 Live

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  • Whitehall has lost skills to deal with Russia

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  • Newcastle University students risk yellow warning to complete Chile volcano expedition

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  • FTGS Book Award

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  • The Lib Dems’ continued battle to be noticed

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