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In the news: 22-28 May 2020

News Page 28th May 2020

Our Visiting Professor, Dr Steve O’Brien, was back on BBC Radio Northampton, on Tuesday, talking about the pandemic – and Dominic Cummings (interviews at 1h 12m; 1h 48m and 2h 56m).

Our Vice Chancellor, Professor Nick Petford, and Chancellor, Reverend Richard Coles, were in conversation on NLive Radio, on Wednesday evening. They discussed the future of universities and picked some of their favourite lockdown music.

Senior Lecturer in Journalism, Kate Ironside, provided her verdict on Number 10 chief advisor, Dominic Cummings, to BBC 3 Counties Radio on Tuesday (starts 1h 23m).

Kate was also a guest on BBC Radio Northampton, on Monday morning, discussing the same topic (starts 2h 10m).

Historian Mark Rothery appeared on BBC Radio Northampton on Thursday morning, discussing the resurgence of letter writing during lockdown – and what future historians might make of them (starts 2h 25m).

The Telegraph interviewed our supply chain expert, Liam Fassam, about the criminal gangs targeting our food supply chains disrupted by the pandemic. Liam is also interviewed in a Financial Times article about the food supply chain’s vulnerabilities.

Final Year Law student, Lily, spoke to BBC Radio Northampton about how she’s been studying and sitting her final exams at University (starts 2hrs 49mins).

Adult Nursing student, Nadine Kennedy, was on BBC Radio 1, on Friday, when she took part in the Name That Tune In One quiz with presenter Jordan North (starts 44m).

Dr Josephine Chen-Wilson, Senior Lecturer in Developmental and Educational Psychology, spoke to LBC Radio about the research she is co-running into our eating habits and emotions during lockdown. The clip is unavailable, but our story is here.

Senior Criminal Justice Researcher, Iain Britton, was quoted in a Guardian article about special constables.



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