In the news: 31 January – 6 February 2020

Date 6.02.2020

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

Research from Senior Lecturer in Modern British History Mark Rothery has found that young men in Georgian and Victorian society faced anxieties about money and ‘manliness’. This was reported in several publications, including the Daily Mail.

Friday was day the UK official left the EU. Senior Lecturer in Journalism and former political reporter Kate Ironside was on BBC Radio Northampton’s Brexit Day Special. Catch up with what was discussed here.

Kate also spoke on the BBC Three Counties Jonathan Vernon-Smith show about MP Tracy Brabin’s off-the-shoulder dress, comments about which sadly distracted from her important point about journalists being barred from Downing Street (starts 1h 44m in).

Leatherbiz reported on our Institute for Creative Leather Technology alumni, who met up at the India International Leather Fair.

Product Design students went into the NLive radio studio last Thursday to talk about a live industry project.

The BBC’s Justin Dealey asked Brexiteers what they are looking forward to. Kate was on hand to give her view, explaining if their hopes are realistic or pie in the sky. Listen again here (starts 42mins in).

Margaret Bates, Professor of Sustainable Wastes Management, spoke to BBC London about fly-tipping and how prevalent the issue is. Listen again here (starts 1hr 9mins in).

The University, in collaboration with Age UK Northamptonshire, conducted research about older people’s views of Northampton town centre and how it could be improved. This was reported by the Chronicle and Echo.

Psychology and Counselling student Jack Farr spoke to the Rugby Advertiser about how he is close to achieving his dream of becoming a counsellor after previously becoming homeless following a family tragedy.