University stories in the news – January 24-31

Date 31.01.2019

Dr Paul Jackson, pictured, Senior Lecturer in History, appeared on BBC1’s The Big Questions on Sunday, where he joined a debate about the threat of the far right in the UK (starts 30min).

University geneticist, Jamal Nasir, provided his expert insight into the possibility of evolution resurrecting the dinosaurs for an article in the Inquisitr.

Vice Chancellor Nick Petford’s visit to Pakistan, where we are developing partnerships with two Higher Education institutions, was covered by the Daily Times and The Nation.

A feature on the BBC News website posed the question whether plastic or paper bags are better for the environment. Our Professor of Sustainable Waste Management, Margaret Bates, had the answer.

Our Podiatry lead, Fiona Dickenson, was fielding calls from BBC Radio Northampton listeners on Friday (starts 1hr 13m).

East Midlands Business News covered the story about Max, our Graphic Communication student, who designed the best-selling T-shirt at the Formula 1 British Grand Prix.

The Daily Express ran a feature on a television documentary which unearthed the secrets of Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun. The programme included contributions from University researcher, Lucy Skinner.

Cai Onraet, Psychology student, featured in the national i newspaper, where he talked about his recovery from ME.