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The Corbyn Revolution?

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Once again, a General Election beckons, and the eyes of the nation turn to the polls. Around this time in the political calendar, people cannot also help but look back. Johnson...

From the archives: MLK receives honorary degree

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Grace Dean looks through the archives to trace the more memorable moments of Newcastle’s history.   1999 – Farewell fishies The Courier stunned readers with the...

Newcastle is flooded by the sea of Bubble Tea.

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Aruzhan Sagynay tells us her 101 on bubble tea...

From the archives: when Newcastle nearly became Northumbria

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Grace Dean delves back through the Courier archives to offer a view of campus life from yesteryear. ...

British Women in the Liberation of Frederick Douglass

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As part of the university's 'Insights' public lectures series, Professor Leigh Fought - associate professor of history at Le Moyne College in Syracuse - gave a lecture celebrating...

From the archives – 21 Oct 2019

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Grace Dean looks through the archives to find the good, the bad and the ugly of on-campus experiences. 2017 – Muslim prayer space debate continues The University’s...

Dippy’s next adventure

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Dippy the Diplodocus, who stole the hearts of museum-goers in the North East, is moving to Cardiff after a record-breaking stay in Newcastle. Between 18 May and 6 October 2019,...

From the archives: Farron, food fights and freshers’ fair fiascos

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Grace Dean looks through the archives to find the good, the bad and the ugly of on-campus experiences.   2009 – STI testing for booze It will be of little surprise to...

The overlooked wonders of the Baltic States

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Aimée Ress discusses the hidden brilliance of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. ...

Hadrian’s Wang: Erotic graffiti found at Hadrian’s Wall

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Archaeologists at Newcastle University have been working to record various pieces of graffiti made at Gelt Woods quarry, Cumbria, over 1800 years ago.  The quarry is a site close...