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EXPERT COMMENT: The Dunciad: Giles Coren’s sexist attack on Jane Austen has unpleasant echoes of Alexander Pope

EXPERT COMMENT: The Dunciad: Giles Coren’s sexist attack on Jane Austen has unpleasant echoes of Alexander Pope

Press Releases   •   Dec 18, 2017 14:37 GMT

Claudine Van Hensbergen, Senior Lecturer in 18th Century English Literature, discusses language used by Giles Coren when criticising Jane Austen literature. In his latest documentary, and accompanying article, Giles Coren reinvents himself as a literary critic. The problem is, he’s not a very good one.

Honorary Consuls meet international students to discuss their role – and Brexit

Honorary Consuls meet international students to discuss their role – and Brexit

Press Releases   •   Dec 15, 2017 10:31 GMT

The Honorary Consuls for Sweden, Germany and France have visited Northumbria University to discuss their consular and cultural diplomacy initiatives, and how they can support international students.

Northumbria leading global debate on volunteers in conflicts and emergencies

Northumbria leading global debate on volunteers in conflicts and emergencies

Press Releases   •   Dec 14, 2017 11:42 GMT

A team of Northumbria University academics are presenting the findings from a joint initiative with the Swedish Red Cross at a global conference in Stockholm, Sweden, this week.

Academic recognised for distinguished contribution to sport psychology

Academic recognised for distinguished contribution to sport psychology

Press Releases   •   Dec 14, 2017 10:43 GMT

A Northumbria University academic who specialises in the psychological factors around football has been recognised for her distinguished contribution to sport and exercise psychology.

EXPERT COMMENT: How to talk to your doctor about information you find online

EXPERT COMMENT: How to talk to your doctor about information you find online

Press Releases   •   Dec 12, 2017 10:36 GMT

Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Elizabeth Sillence and PhD Researcher and Demonstrator, Lauren Georgia Bussey, write about talking to your doctor about what you find online for The Conversation.

Northumbria Law lecturer appointed to the Law Society’s Education and Training Committee

Northumbria Law lecturer appointed to the Law Society’s Education and Training Committee

Press Releases   •   Dec 11, 2017 13:47 GMT

Northumbria law lecturer, Victoria Roper, has been appointed to the Law Society’s influential Education and Training Committee.

Fishing for answers on the River Tyne

Fishing for answers on the River Tyne

Press Releases   •   Dec 11, 2017 10:44 GMT

With tens of thousands of salmon currently preparing to lay their eggs in the upper stretches of the River Tyne, a new project hopes to bring their incredible journey to life.

Northumbria graduate awarded top architectural prize

Northumbria graduate awarded top architectural prize

Press Releases   •   Dec 07, 2017 11:44 GMT

A Northumbria graduate, who has carried out unique research exploring the relationship between place and architectural design through extensive walked enquiry into the landscape, has been awarded one of the architecture profession’s most prestigious student prizes.

EXPERT COMMENT: Why Hamilton reminds us of the roots of British musical theatre in political activism

EXPERT COMMENT: Why Hamilton reminds us of the roots of British musical theatre in political activism

Press Releases   •   Dec 05, 2017 15:45 GMT

Claudine van Hensbergen, Senior Lecturer in 18th century English Literature, writes about the links between stage musicals and political activism for The Conversation.

EXPERT COMMENT: Q+A: What's going on with Brexit and the Irish border?

EXPERT COMMENT: Q+A: What's going on with Brexit and the Irish border?

Press Releases   •   Dec 04, 2017 17:00 GMT

Dr Connal Parr writes about Brexit and the Irish border for The Conversation.

Northumbria law academic advises Norwegian Government on international maritime safety laws

Northumbria law academic advises Norwegian Government on international maritime safety laws

Press Releases   •   Dec 04, 2017 11:25 GMT

Research by a Northumbria University academic is helping an influential Norwegian Parliamentary Commission investigate and improve international maritime safety laws.

EXPERT COMMENT: An end to ‘want, disease, ignorance, squalor and idleness’: why the Beveridge report flew off the shelves in 1942

EXPERT COMMENT: An end to ‘want, disease, ignorance, squalor and idleness’: why the Beveridge report flew off the shelves in 1942

Press Releases   •   Dec 01, 2017 11:38 GMT

Professor of Public Policy at Northumbria, Irene Hardill, collaborated with academics from the University of Southampton and University College London on an article for the Conversation.

Northumbria and Ryder Architecture win award for most innovative collaboration

Northumbria and Ryder Architecture win award for most innovative collaboration

Press Releases   •   Dec 01, 2017 11:12 GMT

Northumbria University and Ryder have been recognised as the UK’s most innovative collaboration between a business and a university in the Times Higher Education Awards.

Aspiring entrepreneurs accelerate towards success

Aspiring entrepreneurs accelerate towards success

Press Releases   •   Nov 29, 2017 13:40 GMT

​Seven Northumbria University students are celebrating after securing places on three of the UK’s most competitive business accelerator programmes to help their fledgling enterprises thrive.

Humanities celebrated at Northumbria with Institute launch

Humanities celebrated at Northumbria with Institute launch

Press Releases   •   Nov 28, 2017 09:59 GMT

Northumbria University, Newcastle is celebrating the multidisciplinary achievements taking place within its humanities subjects and, more widely across the University, with the launch of its Institute of Humanities.

Why study for an MBA?

Why study for an MBA?

Press Releases   •   Nov 27, 2017 14:58 GMT

An MBA can open up new opportunities for enterprising individuals looking for career advancement or a change in direction – but juggling work, study and home life is challenging and demanding.

Northumbria to help drive £2.25 million investment in energy research

Northumbria to help drive £2.25 million investment in energy research

Press Releases   •   Nov 24, 2017 13:27 GMT

​Northumbria is one of three North East universities who will form a new research centre to improve energy technology at the atomic level.

Northumbria University hosts European research partners

Northumbria University hosts European research partners

Press Releases   •   Nov 22, 2017 15:12 GMT

Academics from four countries travelled to Northumbria University, Newcastle, to discuss the next steps for a three-year education and research patient-safety project.

Northumbria academic addresses global conference on humanitarian aid

Northumbria academic addresses global conference on humanitarian aid

Press Releases   •   Nov 16, 2017 12:51 GMT

Northumbria University’s Matt Baillie Smith is appearing at AidEx in Brussels this week to present the latest findings of his project with the Swedish Red Cross.

Academic cements long-standing family ties to city Freemen

Academic cements long-standing family ties to city Freemen

Press Releases   •   Nov 14, 2017 16:50 GMT

A Northumbria academic, who has led ground-breaking research into the development of self-repairing concrete, has been sworn-in as a City of Durham Freeman.