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University of Buckingham Professor helps to solve mystery of unidentified Victorian authors

13 July 2015

The authors of thousands of articles, short stories and poems, printed anonymously in a literary magazine edited by Charles Dickens, have been revealed after an antiquarian book dealer discovered a bound collection of the periodicals annotated by Dickens. Among the…

Publication of the week: Dr Philip Fine

13 July 2015

Philip A. Fine, Karen J. Wise, Ricardo Goldemberg & Anabela Bravo, “Performing musicians’ understanding of the terms ‘mental practice’ and ‘score analysis’”, Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, and Brain 25.1 (2015), 69-82. DOI: 10.1037/pmu0000068. Musicians commonly speak of mental practice and score…

In the news – 7 July 2015

7 July 2015

The multi-millionaire owner of a secret messaging app used by jihadists was under fire last night for claiming Edward Snowden was his hero and there was no terror threat.  “Snowden’s a hero, says tycoon behind app used by jihadis”: Multi-millionaire…

Possibility of life on Comet 67P

6 July 2015

Dr Max Wallis and Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe argue that the features of Comet 67P / Churyumov-Gerasimenko (currently being studied by the Rosetta spacecraft and Philae lander) are consistent with a mixture of ice and organic material warmed by the sun…

University of Buckingham top for graduate employability

2 July 2015

The University of Buckingham has come top in the UK for employability, according to the Higher Education Statistics Agency rankings. Once again, Buckingham has beaten both Oxford and Cambridge at getting jobs for is graduates, with a score of 98.1%.…

In the news – 30 June 2015

30 June 2015

Professor Glees had a letter published in the ‘Letters to the Editor’ section of The Times on 23 June. He was interviewed on German National Radio about the Queen’s visit to Germany and its political implications: http://www.deutschlandfunk.de/deutschland-besuch-von-elizabeth-ii-politisch-gibt-die.694.de.html?dram:article_id=323425 He had a…

Publication of the week: Professor Jane Ridley

29 June 2015

Ridley, J., Victoria (Penguin Monarchs): Queen, Matriarch, Empress (London: Allen Lane, 2015).  160 pp.  ISBN: 978-0-14-197718-8. This book is part of the Penguin Monarchs series which provides short, fresh, expert accounts of England’s rulers.  Queen Victoria inherited the throne at…

The centenary of Sir Fred Hoyle (1915-2001)

24 June 2015

24 June 2015 was the centenary of the birth of Sir Fred Hoyle, pioneering scientist, astronomer and astrobiologist.  In honour of the occasion, The Island published an article about him by Kamala Wickramasinghe: A man who changed the way we…

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sir Chris Woodhead

23 June 2015

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sir Chris Woodhead. Chris, who, with Professor Anthony O’Hear, founded the School of Education at the University of Buckingham, was the greatest educationalist of modern times. He will be…

University of Buckingham’s former Professor of Education Prof Sir Chris Woodhead – 1946 – 2015

23 June 2015

Prof Sir Chris Woodhead, who was chief inspector of Schools, and a former University of Buckingham Professor of Education, has died. He had been suffering from Motor Neurone Disease, and, more recently, was diagnosed with cancer. He leaves a wife,…