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UON in the news: 7-13 June

News Page 13th June 2019

Dr Drew Gray was on Talk Radio this week, talking about his new book, which finally unmasks Jack The Ripper (choose the 3am to 3.30am clip and the interview starts from 11m).

Footwear and Accessories student, Jo Allen, has been featured in her local paper, the Banbury Guardian, after making a pair of boots with knives for heels in protest at organised criminal gangs in her town.

Dr Cal Cooper, Lecturer in Psychology and one of the University’s parapsychology team, spoke with Howard Hughes on talk Radio about thanatology, death, bereavement, ancient Egypt and much more (Select 23:00-23:30 clip. Interview is: 5m 20secs).

Dr Cooper also spoke with BBC Radio Northampton’s Helen Blaby about the psychology of why we feel scared by things like ghost stories (starts 1h 11m).

Dr Wanda McCormick, Senior Lecturer in Nutritional Biochemistry and an expert on animal behaviour spoke to BBC Radio Essex about whether dogs feel stress and if they can detect mood changes in their owners. You can listen again here (starts 36m).

The University held its third annual Car Crash Careers Day at Waterside, on Wednesday. Pupils from various secondary schools and academies across Northamptonshire visited the University to witness the aftermath of a car accident, the professions that can be involved and the career options available at a university. The Chronicle and Echo reported from the event.

The work of Photography student, Corrine Gretton-West, was featured in the Leicester Mercury. Corrine spent time with inmates at HMP Leicester for her final year project.

Talk Radio’s Alexis Conran had a chat about food waste with Margaret Bates, Professor of Sustainable Wastes Management, on Sunday (select 12:00-12:30 clip and the interview starts at 7m 45s).

Senior Lecturer in Journalism, Kate Ironside, was on BBC Radio Five Live on Tuesday, talking about the race to be the next Prime Minister (starts 3h 13m).

Footwear Today covered the Cordwainer Footwear Student of the Year awards, which saw five of our students nominated and a UON graduate delivering the keynote speech.

Sports has reviewed a book by Senior Journalism Lecturer, Adrian Warner, which details his recovery after being made redundant.

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