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Bigg Market past and future reflected in design project

Bigg Market past and future reflected in design project

Press releases   •   Apr 02, 2019 10:58 BST

Design students from Northumbria University have joined forces with Newcastle Business Improvement District company NE1 Ltd, to create a series of innovative concepts, all designed to attract new audiences to the city’s Bigg Market.

EXPERT COMMENT: How climate change caused the world’s first ever empire to collapse

EXPERT COMMENT: How climate change caused the world’s first ever empire to collapse

Press releases   •   Jan 03, 2019 14:09 GMT

Dr Vasile Ersek, a senior lecturer in Physical Geography, writes for The Conversation about the discovery of new evidence of a drought that finished off the Akkadian Empire 4,000 years ago.

Northumbria research unlocks secrets of the Sahara

Northumbria research unlocks secrets of the Sahara

Press releases   •   Jul 18, 2017 15:06 BST

A peat bog in Romania provides a new insight into our knowledge of when the Sahara began to transform from grassland into the desert we know today, and the impact this had on dust deposition within Eastern Europe.

Northumbria leading €4M research to engineer a brighter future

Northumbria leading €4M research to engineer a brighter future

Press releases   •   Feb 24, 2017 09:50 GMT

​Researchers from Northumbria University are heading up a €4M (£3.3M) project to develop a revolutionary new heating and power system using solar energy.

EXPERT COMMENT: Groundhog Day: the truth about these furry forecasters

EXPERT COMMENT: Groundhog Day: the truth about these furry forecasters

Press releases   •   Feb 02, 2017 09:52 GMT

​Mike Jeffries, Teaching Fellow in Ecology at Northumbria, writes about the truth behind Groundhog Day for The Conversation.

EXPERT COMMENT: Santorini eruption: new theory says ‘pyroclastic flows’ caused devastating Bronze Age tsunamis

EXPERT COMMENT: Santorini eruption: new theory says ‘pyroclastic flows’ caused devastating Bronze Age tsunamis

Press releases   •   Nov 09, 2016 11:21 GMT

​Matthew Pound, Lecturer in Physical Geography at Northumbria University, writes about the Santorini eruption for The Conversation.