Singing workshop with a ‘catch’
London’s Burning, Frère Jacques and Row, Row, Row Your Boat are all songs many of us will be familiar with from childhood – but you might not be aware that the history of these ‘rounds’ or ‘catches’ as they are also known, goes back hundreds of years.
Publishing and media partners unite to improve chances for writers from working-class and lower-income backgrounds
A Writing Chance – the pioneering programme for change, produced by New Writing North and co-founded by actor and philanthropist Michael Sheen and the Joseph Rowntree Foundation – is back.
Uranus aurora discovery promises new riches from James Webb Space Telescope
After more than 30 years scientists have finally been able to confirm that the icy planet Uranus has an infrared aurora.
The discovery will provide insight into how magnetic fields on ice giants such as Uranus and Neptune behave and could even help astronomers use NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope to identify similar aurorae from planets outside our solar system.
The findings were made b
Record funding boost enhances Northumbria’s global reputation for AI research and teaching
Northumbria University has been named as one of 12 Centres for Doctoral Training in Artificial Intelligence as part of a major £118m funding announcement by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).
The centres, based at 16 universities, will train the next generation of AI researchers and innovators, benefitting the UK’s economy and society. Doctoral students will specialise in areas such as developi
New map of 20th century land use in Britain helps researchers demystify biodiversity change
A collaboration led by Northumbria University and the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences has for the first time mapped how land use changed across Britain throughout the last century. The new map reveals how and where some 50 per cent of semi-natural grassland was lost, including 90 per cent of the country’s lowland meadows and pasture, as the country intensified its agriculture.
EXPERT COMMENT: Doing laundry by hand sheds just as many microfibres as machine washing – new research
In an article written for The Conversation*, Deirdre McKay, Professor of Sustainable Development at Keele University, Kelly Sheridan, Associate Professor in Forensic Science at Northumbria University, and Axa Research Fund Fellow Thomas Stanton from Loughborough University discuss new research on the shedding of microfibres.
EXPERT COMMENT: Increasing melting of West Antarctic ice shelves may be unavoidable – new research
In an article written for the Conversation, Jan De Rydt, Associate Professor of Polar Glaciology and Oceanography at Northumbria University, along with Ocean-Ice Modeller Kaitlin Naughten and Ocean and Ice Scientist Paul Holland, both from the British Antarctic Survey, discuss their recent research findings on the warming of the West Antarctic ice sheet.
EXPERT COMMENT: Plan to ‘retain and explain’ controversial statues is flawed – why we should always question our monuments
In an article written for The Conversation, Claudine van Hensbergen, Associate Professor in Eighteenth-Century English Literature at Northumbria University, discusses the UK government's official “retain and explain” policy regarding controversial monuments and the challenges and opportunities that come with it.
New project to improve data on veteran health and social care provision in the UK
A research project, led by Northumbria University, will map health and social care service usage by ex-service personnel across the UK, creating a unified dataset to inform future policy decisions.
Northumbria entrepreneurs receive funding to support the North East economy
Female graduate entrepreneurs from Northumbria University have been awarded a slice of funding worth up to £63,000 from a new accelerator programme set up to support successful start-ups.
3D printed Newcastle to become Civic Centre art installation
A scale model of Newcastle’s core urban area produced as part of a partnership known as Virtual NewcastleGateshead (VNG) has been made available for the public to see the city from a new perspective.