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Sewing through the pandemic – supporting women through craft

Sewing through the pandemic – supporting women through craft

Press releases   •   May 20, 2020 13:31 BST

Women across the North of England who are facing significant challenges are documenting their experiences of the Coronavirus pandemic one stitch at a time thanks to a unique craft project.

Write Now: Exploring the Teaching of Contemporary British Literature in Global Higher Education

Write Now: Exploring the Teaching of Contemporary British Literature in Global Higher Education

Press releases   •   May 18, 2020 11:00 BST

More than half of the world's students study Shakespeare, but the story of contemporary English Literature does not begin and end with the Bard.

Digital events provide safe space to discuss death

Digital events provide safe space to discuss death

Press releases   •   May 13, 2020 10:59 BST

With Covid-19 prompting many of us to examine how we deal with death and dying, a series of online events have been set up providing a digital space where people can share their stories, hopes and fears in relation to loss.

Lockdown life inspires fashion photography project with a difference

Lockdown life inspires fashion photography project with a difference

Press releases   •   May 07, 2020 12:45 BST

A Northumbria University student has drawn inspiration from her experiences of lockdown to create a series of striking images which are attracting national attention.

Tour facilitates discussions about how Europeans are part of communities in the UK

Tour facilitates discussions about how Europeans are part of communities in the UK

Press releases   •   May 07, 2020 11:10 BST

Citizens’ rights campaigners working to protect the rights of EU citizens in the UK have carried out a tour of the four nations to meet community leaders and emphasise the role EU citizens play in UK life.

North East universities team up to protect frontline NHS workers

North East universities team up to protect frontline NHS workers

Press releases   •   May 01, 2020 13:54 BST

Newcastle, Northumbria and Sunderland universities are working together to design and support production of vital protective equipment for the NHS.

Common People: New report exposes class ceiling in the UK publishing industry - and what it will take to smash it

Common People: New report exposes class ceiling in the UK publishing industry - and what it will take to smash it

Press releases   •   May 01, 2020 07:43 BST

A Professor from Northumbria University has called for major changes to the publishing industry to make it more accessible for writers from diverse and working-class backgrounds.

Northumbria University supports NHS by producing thousands of clinical gowns

Northumbria University supports NHS by producing thousands of clinical gowns

Press releases   •   Apr 23, 2020 09:00 BST

Thousands of much needed clinical gowns and scrubs are being produced by a team of volunteers at Northumbria University’s School of Design, for use by NHS staff across the North East.

Play provides students with new insight into terrorist attack

Play provides students with new insight into terrorist attack

Press releases   •   Apr 17, 2020 08:59 BST

This Sunday marks the 25th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing – a terrorist attack which left 168 people dead, more than 680 seriously injured, and a lasting legacy on the city.

Crime Story 2020: Innovative crime writing festival turns spotlight on contemporary crime

Crime Story 2020: Innovative crime writing festival turns spotlight on contemporary crime

Press releases   •   Feb 27, 2020 16:26 GMT

A series of events for crime fiction fans will take place at Alphabetti Theatre, Newcastle this spring, bringing together people from the two very different worlds of fact and fiction.

Top rowers inspire design students

Top rowers inspire design students

Press releases   •   Feb 14, 2020 09:45 GMT

Students on Northumbria University’s Design for Industry degree took part in a design challenge with a difference when they were visited by two of the UK’s best ocean rowers.

Exploring the stories of our United Kingdom

Exploring the stories of our United Kingdom

Press releases   •   Feb 11, 2020 11:02 GMT

Academics, comedians, journalists and politicians, including a former Prime Minister, will arrive in Newcastle next week for a major conference exploring the need for cooperation between the countries of the United Kingdom.

Northumbria University student shortlisted for Gillian Dickinson North East Young Sculptor Award 2020

Northumbria University student shortlisted for Gillian Dickinson North East Young Sculptor Award 2020

Press releases   •   Feb 06, 2020 11:38 GMT

Jade Booth-Malone, a third-year Fine Art student from Northumbria University, is amongst the eleven shortlisted artists who will compete for the Gillian Dickinson North East Young Sculptor (GDNEYS) Award 2020.

Cornish Revealed – artist as you’ve never seen him before

Cornish Revealed – artist as you’ve never seen him before

Press releases   •   Jan 31, 2020 09:13 GMT

Northumbria University exhibition provides a behind-the-scenes look at the life and work of the celebrated County Durham painter Norman Cornish.

Lunchtime with a difference as Northumbria launches free recital series

Lunchtime with a difference as Northumbria launches free recital series

Press releases   •   Jan 29, 2020 12:24 GMT

​Northumbria University has announced a series of informal lunchtime music recitals, open to the public and starting next week.

EXPERT COMMENT: Spain's Frankenstein experiment with coalition government

EXPERT COMMENT: Spain's Frankenstein experiment with coalition government

Press releases   •   Jan 27, 2020 11:29 GMT

Senior Lecturer in Hispanic Studies Dr Carlos Conde Solares discusses the future direction of Spain's coalition government, and what it could mean for the UK.

 Exploring the ethics of emotional artificial intelligence

Exploring the ethics of emotional artificial intelligence

Press releases   •   Jan 24, 2020 11:01 GMT

The ethical implications of machines being able to read human emotions will be explored in a ground-breaking new research project, involving Northumbria University criminologist Dr Diana Miranda.

Survey reveals huge negative impact of EU settlement scheme on people

Survey reveals huge negative impact of EU settlement scheme on people

Press releases   •   Jan 20, 2020 16:01 GMT

The largest survey of the EU Settlement Scheme to date, with over 3,000 respondents, has revealed the serious negative impacts on EU/EEA and Swiss citizens and their family members in the UK.

Martin Luther King’s Newcastle visit remembered on anniversary of his birth

Martin Luther King’s Newcastle visit remembered on anniversary of his birth

Press releases   •   Jan 20, 2020 08:38 GMT

School children in London will mark Martin Luther King Jr. Day by learning about the UK’s connections with the US civil rights activist, thanks to a visit by a US history expert from Northumbria University.

Professor champions Northern voices at think tank conference

Professor champions Northern voices at think tank conference

Press releases   •   Jan 14, 2020 10:24 GMT

A Northumbria University academic will discuss the impact culture and literature can play in addressing UK regional inequalities during a major conference next week.