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University of Buckingham opens the UK’s first independent medical school

29 December 2014

The country’s first independent medical school is being launched at Buckingham and its central focus will be on teaching medical students to deliver the highest level of care to patients. The first phase of the four-and-a-half year MB ChB course…

University lecturer lifts the lid on the infamous 1920s ‘boom and bust’ period in new book

22 December 2014

University of Buckingham economics lecturer Ali Kabiri has lifted the lid on the infamous 1920s ‘boom and bust’ period in a fascinating new book. The Great Crash of 1929: A Reconciliation of Theory and Evidence looks at the many changes…

Rosetta news

20 December 2014

Max Wallis, Milton Wainwright and Chandra Wickramasinghe have published two articles about the Rosetta mission in the Journal of Cosmology: “Rosetta images of Comet 67P / Churyumov–Gerasimenko 1: Near-surface icy terrain similar to comet Tempel-1” (24.19, 12297-12304) and “Rosetta images…

6,000-year-old encampment found in dig by University of Buckingham

19 December 2014

The earliest Mesolithic encampment at Stonehenge has been discovered in a University of Buckingham archaeological dig and it will reveal for the first time how Britain’s oldest ancestors lived – but it could be damaged if Government plans for a…

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…