UON in the news: December 6-12

Date 12.12.2019

Vice Chancellor, Professor Nick Petford, was interviewed by BBC Radio Northampton on Tuesday about the White Island volcano tragedy in New Zealand. Nick provided his expert opinion on safety considerations on the island and geological tourism (starts 3h 30m).

Journalism website, Hold the Front Page, covered the story about our Journalism students’ overnight General Election coverage on NLive radio, which starts at 10pm tonight (Thursday). The story was also covered by Radio Today.

Nick Cartwright, Senior Lecturer in Law, spoke to BBC Radio Northampton to clarify the legal position on diplomatic immunity in relation to Prince Andrew and hit-and-run victim Harry Dunn (starts 1h 11m).

Fellow Senior Lecturer in Law, Simon Sneddon, is aiming to quit plastic for Christmas. He spoke to BBC Radio Northampton on Friday about his challenge (starts 1h 51m).

Kate Ironside, Senior Lecturer in Journalism, spoke to BBC Radio 5 Live about Boris Johnson’s refusal to be interviewed by the BBC’s Andrew Neil (starts 8m 30s).

Kate also spoke to BBC Radio Three Counties (starts 1h 49m) and BBC Radio Sussex (starts 2h 23m) about the same topic.

Dr Cal Cooper spoke to BBC Radio Northampton about the tradition of telling ghost stories at Christmas (starts 12m).

Recycling and Waste World reports that Margaret Bates, Professor of Sustainable Wastes Management, will oversee a report into a cross-party inquiry about the future of heat energy from waste.

NHS England is encouraging nurses who have taken career breaks to come back to their profession. The Hospital Hub website reports on two nurses who are back walking the wards after taking the Return to Professional Practice course with University of Northampton. Their stories were also reported by Healthcare Newsdesk and Wellbeing News.

Psychology graduate Tammy Banks was made homeless at 15 and spent several years in hostels before turning her life around when she started her psychology degree. She now works at the Houses of Parliament and spoke to the York Press about her experiences.

Radio Today reported that our radio station, NLive, has launched a charity Christmas single that features the singing of three University colleagues.