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In the news: 5-11 Feb 2021

Date 11.02.2021

Parapsychologist, Cal Cooper, talked about the possibility of an afterlife, when he appeared on Channel 4’s Steph’s Packed Lunch (starts 14m)

MK Pulse reported on our plans to be net carbon zero by 2030.

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 13m; 1h 48m; 2h 18m & 2h 50m).

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 Life’s A Pitch segment. This week’s subject was Amanda Holden (starts 1h 40m).

Invision Community reported on our Games department’s bid to encourage diversity in the industry.

Senior Lecturer in Games Art, Dan McCaul, had his 3D model of an Iron Age roundhouse featured in a Northants Live story about the historic Chester House site.

Senior Law Lecturer, Nick Cartwright, chatted to BBC Radio Northampton’s Helen Blaby about widening access to Higher Education and student achievement at UON (starts 1h 8m).

BBC News carried the story about our giant tribute to Covid heroes.

UON scientist, Jamal Nasir, told Northants Live he thinks vaccines will work against the South African variant of Covid-19.

Lichfield Live and Tamworth Informed have featured a scheme which aims to help offenders to stay on the straight and narrow. The University is currently evaluating the project.

A UON-backed campaign to preserve and plant new street trees in Northampton was featured on BBC Radio Northampton, on Monday (starts 2h 40m).