In the news: 22-28 January 2021

Date 28.01.2021

ITV Anglia covered the news we are beaming thanks to community and health heroes via our giant screen at Waterside Campus.

Nursing Lecturer, Hannah Cannon, was on BBC Look East, on Friday, after she arranged for two Covid patients to get married in hospital (clip expired).

The Look East and ITV Anglia cameras were also on campus, on Friday, filming the University’s Covid testing centre (Look East clip expired).

Senior Lecturer in History, Paul Jackson, spoke to BBC Radio Northampton at the weekend, as he looked ahead to Holocaust Memorial Day (starts 3h 44m).

Our resident health expert, Dr Steve O’Brien, was on BBC Radio Northampton, on Tuesday, for his weekly chat about coronavirus with presenter Annabel Amos (clips at 1h 10m; 1h 45m; 2h 19m and 2h 44m).

NLive Radio station boss, Martin Steers, talked about the station’s recent community award on John Griff’s BBC Radio Northampton weekend show (starts 1h 49m).

Our television insider, Brendan Sheppard, made his weekly appearance on Tim Wheeler’s BBC Radio Northampton show, on Monday. He was appearing in his role as judge in the highly amusing Life’s A Pitch segment. This week’s subject was Denise Van Outen (starts 1h 50m).

Brendan was also on the BBC Radio Northampton Breakfast Show, on Friday, reviewing the latest TV shows (starts 1h 45m).

This week’s Open 4 Business show, on our NLive Radio station, included an interview with Mark Blaber, our Employability & Enterprise Manager, who had some big news about the support the University can offer local people seeking, or facing, a career change. Graduate, Datsa Gaile, also chatted about her journey from UON graduate to top 100 female entrepreneur.

Mark was also on BBC Radio Northampton talking about the University’s employment webinars (starts 3h 18m).

Associate Professor in History, Mark Rothery, spoke about the history of emotions, pleasure and anxiety, from the 18th and 19th centuries to the present day, on BBC Radio Northampton (starts 1h 10m).