Lasting tribute to Newcastle’s original feminist
The life and work of a North East woman, described as ‘the first English feminist’, was officially recognised this International Women’s Day, with a commemorative plaque dedicated to her outside Newcastle Cathedral.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Northumbria Professor will champion cultural collaborations at online festival
Director of Cultural Partnerships at Northumbria University, Professor Katy Shaw, is preparing to speak at the first ever Festival of Cultural Knowledge Exchange, organised by the organisation that works to support collaboration between Higher Education and the UK’s arts and cultural sector.
Programme of events to celebrate the Lindisfarne Gospels and Hadrian’s Wall announced
An exciting programme of events has been announced across NewcastleGateshead as part of this year’s Being Human Festival.
Academic’s ‘coming of age’ memoir explores how art shapes identity
A lecturer in Creative Writing at Northumbria University has been awarded a British Academy Small Research Grant to explore how art – and music in particular – has a profound impact on our lives and makes us who we are.
Collaboration with charity supports real-world learning for students
Students at Northumbria University have gained real-world knowledge and experience from a collaboration with the charity dedicated to preserving Newcastle’s green spaces.
Northumbria University chosen as a national hub for festival of humanities
The Being Human Festival, held across the country each November, demonstrates and celebrates the ways in which humanities-based subjects, which include language and literature, history, geography, philosophy, archaeology, anthropology, law, religion and art, inspire and enrich our everyday lives.
Northumbria’s Summer 2022 newspaper is out now
Packed with the latest news, features and interviews, the newspaper is the perfect way to keep up to date with the exciting developments taking place across the University.
Northumbria scholar wins award to study religious influence on modern conservationism
A Northumbria University academic has won a prestigious award to study the role of the Anglican parish in shaping the development of modern conservationism and the science of natural history.
New research reveals prejudice against people with Northern English accents
People form judgements about others from the way they speak, yet listeners are often unaware of their deeply embedded ‘implicit’ biases.
Northumbria Professor to lead project that will help level up the UK through culture
Professor Katy Shaw, Director of Cultural Partnerships at Northumbria University, has been chosen to lead a £1.5 million project that will explore how culture can address regional inequality and help level up the UK.
Innovative creative industries partnership develops unique masters degree in Publishing
Northumbria University has joined forces with Hachette UK and New Writing North to deliver an innovative new publishing degree, which gives students a guaranteed work placement with a global publisher and the opportunity to work on live writing development projects.
EXPERT COMMENT: A Very British Scandal: divorce courts have been shaming women since the 1800s
Dr Jennifer Aston, Senior Lecturer in History at Northumbria University, discusses the history of shaming women and misogyny within the British legal system in an article originally written for The Conversation.
The Northern Writers Awards 2022 are now open
Writers based in the North of England are now able to apply for £40,000 worth of support through the Northern Writers’ Awards 2022.
EXPERT COMMENT: Josephine Baker: what it means to enter France’s hallowed Panthéon
As Josephine Baker is honoured as a national hero in France, Dr Laura O'Brien, Senior Lecturer in Modern European History at Northumbria University, provides expert commentary on the Panthéonisation process and its origins.
EXPERT COMMENT: Housing shortages and crowded classes: how life on campus changed after the first world war
Daniel Laqua, Associate Professor of European History and Rowan Thompson, Postdoctoral Research Associate in History at Northumbria University and Georgina Brewis, Associate Professor of the History of Education at UCL, provide expert commentary on the history of higher education after the first world war.