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Understanding Islamophobia and what it takes to hate

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On 12th February, the Insights Lecture series continued with a talk from Professor Peter Hopkins, entitled “Understanding Islamophobia”. With the rise of the far-right and...

Free speech guidelines released

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A new guide to the law about freedom of expression has been published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission. The guide focusses on the law as it applies to universities and...

MDMAybe a cure for the future

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On 8th February, a talk was held titled “Trauma, MDMA and Psychedelic Therapy: A New Paradigm for Psychiatry”, organised by Students for Sensible Drug Policy, the Neurological...

NUS job cuts continue

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Comedian and daytime TV host Steve Harvey used to do a routine about firing black people, saying “we know if there’s some firing going on, we first”. Though an old joke,...

£3m funding to change our health for the better

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A company that span out from Newcastle University has secured £3 million funding. Changing Health is a digital platform designed to help people live healthier lives. Professor...

It Happens Here presents discussion on toxic masculinity

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Are you gonna do anything about it? Come on,” asks Dr Clifton Evers, talking about people who write about “toxic masculinity”, meaning the harmful aspects of being a man,...

Conference asks, “Who is Europe?”

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Europe is a diverse place, comprised of a multitude of cultures, each one of them making their own small contribution to a single European identity, be it French wine, German...

Report shows Brexit could leave a bitter aftertaste on the North

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Rural areas in the North need to band together to protect themselves from the potential fallout of Brexit and to try and use it as a force for good, a report has found. The...

NU to lead climate science collaboration

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Global warming is affecting Siberia. Truckers who rely on ‘ice roads’– frozen rivers and lakes that provide access to otherwise remote oil and mining towns in the Russian...

Public lecture explores why “where you live can kill you”

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“Health divides: where you live can kill you”: it’s an arresting title, which was fitting for a lecture delivered with the exact same sense of urgency and passion. Part of...