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Publication of the week: David Jacques

18 December 2014

David Jacques and Tom Phillips, with contributions by Peter Hoare, Barry Bishop, Tony Legge and Simon Parfitt, “Mesolithic settlement near Stonehenge: excavations at Blick Mead, Vespasian’s Camp, Amesbury”, Wiltshire Archaeological & Natural History Magazine 107 (2014), 7-27 A spring at…

University mourns the loss of Professor Dennis O’Keeffe

17 December 2014

It is with great sadness that the University has learned of the death of Professor Dennis O’Keeffe. Professor O’Keeffe was a wide ranging social scientist whose work centred on education and, in particular, the problem of truancy. He became a…

Publication of the week: Professor Paul Trayhurn and Professor Jon Arch

15 December 2014

Trayhurn, Paul and Jonathan R.S. Arch, “New physiological aspects of brown adipose tissue”, Current Obesity Reports (2014) 3: 414–421. DOI 10.1007/s13679-014-0125-8. Brown adipose tissue (or brown fat) is specialised for the generation of heat by non-shivering mechanisms. In rodents, the…

New MOOC unearths the secrets of Stonehenge

11 December 2014

Five thousand years of Stonehenge’s history can now be unearthed by doing a fascinating new MOOC run by the University of Buckingham. By doing the MOOC, which has no entry requirements, students will gain a better understanding of the celebrated…

English Department newsletter

11 December 2014

The University of Buckingham English newsletter, Buckingham English, is now available here.  It includes news about staff and students, and reports on events and activities such as a visit by Naomi Alderman, a conference on solving Dickens’ murder mystery, and…

Publication of the week: Buckingham Centre for Astrobiology

8 December 2014

S.G. Coulson, M.K. Wallis & N.C. Wickramasinghe, “On the dynamics of volatile meteorites”, Monthly Newsletter of the Royal Astronomical Society 445(4) (December 21, 2014), 3669-3673; doi: 10.1093/mnras/stu1993. It has been generally believed in the meteoritic community that fragile assemblages of…

Universities meet at Innovation for Business Conference

4 December 2014

University leaders met to talk about how they could forge closer working links with local businesses, giving them the chance to make the most of the expertise, research and facilities at their disposal. Representatives from the South East Midlands Universities…

In the news – 2 December 2014

3 December 2014

Wales Online, 30 November A controversial Muslim cleric who supports suicide bombers was behind the curriculum at a top Islamic college in Wales where one of Lee Rigby’s killers studied, it’s emerged.  Professor Anthony Glees is quoted. To read the…

New Year, New Start

1 December 2014

Each year there are students who find they’ve chosen the wrong course, or who just don’t settle in a large and perhaps impersonal environment. Perhaps you didn’t go to university at all and are now regretting it. It’s not too…

Publication of the week: Professor Susan Edwards

1 December 2014

Edwards, S.,  “Proscribing unveiling – law: a chimera and an instrument in the political agenda”, in E. Brems (ed.), The Experiences of Face Veil Wearers in Europe and the Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014), 278-296. ISBN: 978-1-107-05830-9. This volume…