In the news: 21 – 27 February 2020

Date 27.02.2020

A round-up of mentions of our students and staff in the media during the past week.


Biomechanics expert Professor Tony Kay was quoted in The Guardian giving advice about stretching in an article about improving flexibility.

History lecturer Mark Rothery spoke with Talk Radio about his research into the anxiety suffered by young men born into wealthy families of the 18th and 19th centuries. Click here and select the 4:30-5:00 slot and starts 3mins in.

Following the terrorist attack in Hanau, West Germany last week, Senior Lecturer in History and expert on the Far Right Dr Paul Jackson gave several radio and TV news interviews, including BBC Radio Wales, Radio 5 Live and the BBC News channel (clip unavailable).

Illustration students spoke to BBC Radio Northampton weekend host John Griff ahead of an exhibition of their work (clip unavailable). This story was also reported in the Chronicle and Echo.

Popular Music alumni Tinuke Jonah graduated last year but has already recorded her first EP. She spoke about her work with BBC Radio Northampton’s Tim Wheeler and performed live on his evening show (clip unavailable).

Lecturers Wanda McCormick and Jessica Ritchie gave their expert opinion to the Vet Record about legalities of pet food that is labelled vegan.

Intrepid BBC Northampton reporter Carroll Weston visited Waterside to find out about our Row Britannia challenge…and took part herself. Listen again to the four reports she filed (clips: 1:24 1:54 2:26 and 2:55).

What do you need to be aware of and do if you want to set up your own business? Paul Smith, Business Adviser & Coach, spoke with BBC Radio Northampton’s Helen Blaby about this. Listen again (clip unavailable).

Marketing students have been busy promoting the disposable cup recycling campaign Up for the Cup and were interviewed about the project and what they’ve been doing to N:Live radio. Listen again.

Fashion student Ieva Dovidonytė also models her own creations and recently appeared on the catwalk at London Fashion Week, as reported by Lithuanian website Delfi.