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In the news: 30 April-6 May 2021

Date 6.05.2021

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 11m; 1h 45m; 2h 17m & 2h 47m).

BBC Radio Northampton’s Science Detectives, which is co-hosted by our very own Cal Cooper, continued this week. Episode 8 was all about space and how rockets fly.

Cal was also on Talk Radio at the weekend, commenting on research into death and bereavement (starts 16m).

Cal was also part of a round table discussion on BBC Radio Northampton about pre-recognition.

Our high street expert, Kardi Somerfield, spoke to BBC Radio Northampton, on Thursday, about the demise of Northampton’s Debenhams store (starts 2h 19m).

Our TV insider, Brendan Sheppard, was on BBC Radio Northampton, on Friday, for his regular telly review spot (starts 1h 46m).

Our Vice Chancellor, Professor Nick Petford, hosted his Shout To The Top show on NLive, on Wednesday evening. This month’s topic was how The Arts and cultural scene can help to drive Northampton’s regeneration.

The University has been recognised for helping hedgehogs to thrive – read more in Northants Life.

Fine Art graduate Sophie Slade appeared on BBC Radio Northampton, on Thursday, to talk about her start-up art business (starts 20m).

The Chronicle & Echo visited a food festival at Waterside Campus over the weekend.

All Things Business has featured an organisation that aims to develop social change in Northampton. The University played a pivotal role in getting it off the ground.

One of our international students talked to BBC Radio Northampton about her family in pandemic-hit India (starts 2h 10m).