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“If I can make it funny, I’m then allowed to make my point”: Interview with comedian Geoff Norcott

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Right wing comedian Geoff Norcott talks comedy and politics with Joe Molander, recorded at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August 2019....

Whistleblowers and the media

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Newcastle University played host to four experts on whistleblowing for a talk on how it intersects with the media and human rights. Since Edward Snowden blew the whistle on global...

Lush puts a cork in it

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When asked to picture those leading the charge against global warming, one might picture the 70s hippy trying to bring about nuclear disarmament with peace and love, man, or...

Clasp controversy continues

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This year, a campus-wide debate has emerged following the erection of Clasp. This 4.5 metre-high art installation was created by Sir Antony Gormley, who was knighted in 2014 and...

Should Wealth = Health? Youth Stop AIDS investigates

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On-campus and indeed in the wider world, there are very few events that start with guessing how many condoms are in a jar. Outside the lecture theatre where this one was taking...

Technology and big data AIding campus life

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Artificial Intelligence (AI), smart tech and big data were all once buzzwords thrown into scripts to spice up otherwise uninspired science fiction films; now, though, they may be...

NUS president tells critics to “fuck off”

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In a recent Facebook post, the President of the National Union of Students (NUS) told her critics to “FUCK OFFFFFFFF!!” after facing motions to remove her from the position....

Professor suspended for antisemitism

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A lecturer at the University of Essex has been suspended over anti-Semitic remarks. Dr Maaruf Ali, who lectured computer science, made the comments in a since-deleted Facebook...

Applications to UK universities grow for first time since 2016

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Applications to UK universities have increased for the first time in three years. Overall, there were just under 2 400 more applications made before the January 2019 deadline than...

Nearly one million more young adults living at home

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New research has revealed that nearly one million more young adults are living with their parents now than over 20 years ago. The research, conducted by Civitas, an independent...