In the news: 27 January-2 February 2023

Date 2.02.2023

A round up of mentions of our students, staff and the University over the past week.

Professor of History Matthew McCormack was one of the featured experts for More4’s new series The Royals: A History of Scandals. The first episode looked at lavish spending, he discussed a financial scandal from the early 19th Century. Watch the programme again here, which was reported by the Daily Mail online and MSN News.

Senior Lecturer in Photography Haley Morris-Cafiero’s work features as part of a major new exhibition of women’s photography at the Centre for British Photography, as reported by The Guardian.

Tennis ace Novak Djokovic played (and won) the Grand Slam even with a reported 3cm tear in his hamstring. Senior Lecturer in Sport Rehabilitation and Conditioning Brendon Skinner spoke to BBC Radio Scotland about whether athletes like him are pushing themselves to the limit or if sport science has developed enough to support injured players continue to play. Listen again here (starts at 1hr 23mins).

Fine Art graduate Sophie Slade has her first collection out, that celebrates Northamptonshire. She spoke with BBC Northampton’s Bernie Keith about a career that has covered everything from face painting to starting a business during lockdown. Listen again here (starts at 1hr 22mins).

After Nadhim Zahawi sacking as Chair of the Conservative party this week, Senior Lecturer in Journalism and Media Kate Ironside gave her take on events to BBC Radio Northampton’s Tim Wheeler. Listen again here (starts at 3hrs 18mins).

Kate also went through the day’s newspapers with BBC Radio 5 Live, examining the latest political happenings. Listen again here (starts at 2hrs 5mins).

Our Deputy Vice Chancellor Professor Shan Wareing wrote an article for WonkHE about the University’s recent TEF submission.

Associate Professor Cal Cooper’s forthcoming talk about spiritualism, mediumship and parapsychology is reported by the Grantham Matters website.