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From politics and societal issues, to climate change and health, our researchers give insight into hot topics, provide opinion pieces and thought-provoking articles. Take 5 and have a read.

Towards an Inclusive Countryside: How racist incidents are routinely overlooked in rural areas

19 December 2023

Dr Viji Kuppan is a researcher on The Rural Racism Project: Towards an Inclusive Countryside, an important new two-year study...

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COP28: Forging the way ahead from the Loss and Damage Fund

30 November 2023

Professor Heiko Balzter has recently published a paper in the journal Sustainability by the University’s Institute for Environmental Futures on...

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The Future of Environmental Careers in the Wake of COP28

30 November 2023

COP28: Dr Moya Burns and Dr Sarah Gretton explain how environmental challenges provide career opportunities for our graduates.

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Tackling climate change and adaptive policy

22 November 2023

Professor Ania Zalewska, Research Chair and Professor of Finance, discusses the current status of tackling climate change and the use...

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Relief, recovery and prioritising

1 March 2023

Dr Ayse Yildiz, Lecturer in Risk, discusses the earthquake disaster in Turkey regarding the relief, recovery and the UK’s support.

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Everywhere and Nowhere

Everywhere and Nowhere

16 January 2023

Dr Sarah Plumb announces a new partnership with the National Trust sharing stories of disability from sites and collections in...

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Discovery in the margins

1 December 2022

Jess Hodgkinson explains how a discovery in the margins has the potential to shed new light on the active participation...

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The global impact of a new Research Institute

10 November 2022

Professor Heiko Balzter explains how the new Institute for Environmental Futures is bringing together researchers to tackle global challenges like...

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Walk the walk to benefit your research

Walk the walk to benefit your research

12 October 2022

Anna Lois McKay explains the different ways that walking can be used to benefit academic research, help with problem-solving, and...

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Rivers worldwide are running dry

Rivers worldwide are running dry

13 September 2022

Catherine Russell, Honorary Researcher in Sedimentology and the Anthropocene discusses why rivers worldwide are running dry and what you can...

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My time at the 'Fun' games

My time at the ‘Fun’ games

22 August 2022

John Williams, Associate Professor of Sociology discusses his recent experience at the Commonwealth Games and whether it will encourage young...

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Lionesses roared to success

Lionesses roared to success

3 August 2022

John Williams, Associate Professor of Sociology explores perception of women’s football and the importance of women’s sport now a final...

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Unprecedented political times

A resignation in unprecedented circumstances

11 July 2022

Boris Johnson’s resignation as leader of the Conservative Party has been unlike any other in recent times. Dr Richard Whitaker,...

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Was Boris brought down by journalism

Was journalist-Prime Minister Boris Johnson brought down by journalism?

8 July 2022

Tor Clark, Associate Professor in Journalism, explores the relationship between Boris Johnson and the media, and whether journalism contributed to...

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Life in the roman world

Roman worlds for diverse communities

22 June 2022

Professor Sarah Scott has led a team of students and colleagues to bring archaeology and classics to new audiences in...

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Listening to the voice of food growers

Listening to the voice of food growers

26 April 2022

Dr Maria Touri, , Associate Professor, School of Media, Communication and Sociology, explores why listening to the voices of food...

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