Categories: arts design and social sciences
Creative writing lecturer’s new play highlights elephant ivory debate
A Northumbria University lecturer, who is also an award-winning playwright and radio dramatist, is preparing for his latest play to be aired on BBC Radio 4.
Researchers prepare for a new series of public talks at The Lit & Phil
Academics from Northumbria University have teamed up with the Newcastle Literary and Philosophical Society, known as The Lit & Phil, to engage the public with their world-leading research through a new series of public talks.
Theatre founder and Northumbria alum named among most influential in industry
A Northumbria University graduate, and founder of Newcastle’s Alphabetti Theatre, has been voted as one of the 100 most influential people within the UK theatre and performing arts industry over the last year.
EXPERT COMMENT: Why food is such a powerful symbol in political protest
Activists are using food to draw attention to some of today’s most pressing issues. In an article written for The Conversation, Ekaterina Gladkova, Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology at Northumbria University, discusses why food is such a powerful symbol in political protest.
Creative approaches to sleep disorders
Sleep researchers from Northumbria University are running a series of workshops, aimed at finding creative ways of coping with poor sleep.
Thousands tuned into inspiring programme at Design for Planet Festival
It’s just over a month since festival fever gripped Northumbria after the University partnered with the Design Council for the 2022 Design for Planet Festival. Almost 7,000 participants registered for the online event across two days in November, providing more than 40 virtual events and live broadcasts, to coincide with COP27.
New eLearning website supports transplant patients through life-saving surgery
Undergoing a heart or lung transplant can be an incredibly worrying time, for both patients and their family and friends, and the information which needs to be explained by surgeons and understood by patients before major life saving surgery is lengthy and complex.
Inspiring events draw hundreds of people to Being Human Festival
Between 10 and 19 November hundreds of people attended Treasures of the North East: a programme of nine events celebrating Hadrian’s Wall and the Lindisfarne Gospels, organised by Northumbria University and held at various locations across Newcastle and Gateshead as part of this year’s Being Human Festival.
Northumbria research included in national report to address digital inequality
Recommendations by academics from Northumbria University have been included in a new report by the British Academy, exploring how to tackle the rise of digital poverty.
UK and US political experiences shared during public lecture
An advisor to former US President Barak Obama was among the speakers at a Northumbria University event exploring the current shared challenges within UK and US politics.
Exhibition will showcase the skills of Technicians
An event aimed at celebrating the unique contributions of technical support staff, and the diversity of the work they carry out across a range of subject areas at Northumbria University, will run throughout December.
North East graduates get careers off to a flying start with ‘Angels of the North’
Several young TV crew from Northumbria University’s Film and TV production degree have seen their careers get off to a flying start by working on the latest series of a BBC show.
Research documents rich heritage of Afro-descendant women living in Ecuador
Celebrating and sharing the lived history of Afro-Ecuadorian women, passed down through generations via the spoken word, is the objective of a collaborative research project led by Northumbria University and Universidad San Francisco de Quito in Ecuador, alongside partners from the Mujeres de Asfalto collective, a Black feminist creative arts organisation.
Awards give Northumbria’s graduates a real design for life
Graduate designers from Northumbria University are celebrating after receiving accolades from a global award scheme endorsed by global fashion giant Gucci.
Technician wins support from iconic fashion brand to help children in hospital
Denise Crawford, a sewing machinist by trade who works at Northumbria University’s School of Design, was inspired to start modifying t-shirts for children in Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary (RVI) when her grandson, Finnley, was undergoing chemotherapy treatment for a brain tumour at the hospital in 2020.
Homelessness cannot be solved unless we tackle trauma, new research reveals
As a society we cannot hope to end homelessness unless we first address the trauma that many homeless people have suffered throughout their lives – that is the headline finding of a new report Tackling Trauma, Ending Homelessness.
Select Committee to learn about scale of bullying and harassment in music industry
A national survey which has revealed widespread examples of bullying and harassment in the music industry will be discussed by a government Select Committee this week.
Central Asia identified as a key region for human ancestors
The interior of Central Asia has been identified as a key route for some of the earliest hominin migrations across Asia in a new study published in PLOS ONE today (Friday 21 October).
Report finds football fans suffered ‘extreme violence’ at Champions League final
An independent panel report that tells how fans experienced extreme violence before, during, and after the European Champions League Final in Paris earlier this year has been released.