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An Afternoon of Fun at Loughborough’s Hidden Historical Treasure: The Old Rectory Museum

On Saturday 21 October two Loughborough academics Sara Read and Lyndsey Bakewell, from the School of the Arts, English and Drama, teamed up with the LSU Shakespeare Society represented by chair Corinne Bills and member Aidan Rainbird-Earley (who is studying systems engineering at the University) together with the volunteers at the Old Rectory Museum in […]

Optimising nutrition in a bid to break the two-hour marathon mark

Stephen Mears, Loughborough University Twenty-six seconds. That’s how close Kenyan runner Eluid Kipchoge came to breaking the two-hour marathon and bettering a mark many thought to be unachievable. Although this was the fastest time ever run over the 26.2 mile distance, it unfortunately did not count as a world record. In the event, organised by […]

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Labour and the Conservatives offer two different routes to a ‘living’ wage

Donald Hirsch, Loughborough University A competition among political parties to promise a more attractive minimum or “living” wage is new to British elections. The National Minimum Wage (NMW) is now nearly 20 years old, but Labour in power was always cautious about its level. The Conservatives, meanwhile, initially opposed it. But a burgeoning living wage […]

Macron and the future of the European Union

Helen Drake, Professor of French and European Studies, discusses what impact Emmanuel Macron, the newly elected president of France, may have on the future direction of the European Union.

How World Book Day dresses up literacy as fun

As parents desperately try to create World Book Day costumes for their little ones out of old tights and tin foil, Dr Oliver Tearle looks at how fancy dress and cut price books are helping to encourage children to fall in love with reading.