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New publication: A Taxonomy of Ghosts from Popular Forms

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Dis Manibus: A Taxonomy of Ghosts from Popular Forms edited by Professor Robert Williams, Professor in Fine Art at the University of Cumbria, and Dr. Hilmar Schäfer of the Europa-Universität Viadrina at Frankfurt (Oder) has just been published. The publication was designed by Australian …

UCA artists to host sculpture school for Syrian refugees

A group of four UK artists and tutors, led by Philip Evans from UCA, will travel to Beirut to host a series of workshops for Syrian refugees called ‘Art in Beirut’. The group will undertake a five day residency, running …

Winchester archaeologists help establish origins of leprosy

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Dr Simon Roffey and Dr Katie Tucker recently contributed to research that has provided new insights into the genetic origins of leprosy. The research, published online by Science, is a genome-wide comparison of medieval and modern Mycobacterium leprae, the bacterium that causes leprosy. …

Glyndŵr Scientists achieve ‘world-first’ for £900m telescope project

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Led by Project Manager Tony Fox-Leonard, the team at Glyndŵr University St Asaph have met ESO’s (European Southern Observatory) “extremely challenging” specifications for the European-Extremely Large Telescope project. This giant eye on the sky will gather light from distant stars …

Arts researcher developing circus app for autistic children

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Dr Tracy Piper-Wright, a Lecturer in Fine Art at the Wrexham University’s North Wales School of Art and Design (NWSAD), teamed-up with Circus Starr – a charitable organisation that supports disabled and vulnerable children across the UK – and Therapy …

Top crops lecturer is crowned in research-in-practice competition

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The winner of a crops challenge for lecturers at Harper Adams University has been named as Dr Ivan Grove. Last year a task was set to grow the most profitable crop of wheat that achieves the best gross margin whilst satisfying commercial standards. …

Call for Papers: Winchester Conference on Trust, Risk, Information and the Law

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The First Winchester Conference on Trust, Risk, Information and the Law will be held on Tuesday 29th April 2014 at the West Downs Campus, University of Winchester, UK.  The conference aims to explore the way that information is used and shared …

Worcester graphic design lecturer brings Antarctic history to life

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A little-known, top secret World War II military operation in Antarctica is set to be brought to life with the help of a University of Worcester lecturer next year. Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design and Multimedia, Andy Stevenson, has researched, …

Lecturer publishes first history of the Black Supplementary School Movement

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Dr Kehinde Andrews has published the first book documenting the history of the Black Supplementary School movement in the UK. Senior lecturer in Working with Children, Young People and Families, and Criminology at Newman University, Dr Kehinde (Kai) Andrews decided …

University of Worcester lecturer selected to take part in major BBC project

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A University of Worcester lecturer has been named as one of the expert researchers selected to participate in the BBC’s ambitious ‘World War One at Home’ project. Professor Maggie Andrews, a cultural historian, is one of two project advisors for …

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