Dr Catherine Armstrong is a historian of colonial North America and the United States in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Here she describes abolition’s early accomplishments at a time when it was more prosperous to turn a blind eye…
Professor Caroline Kennedy-Pipe is a leading expert on International Security at Loughborough University and has contributed to the House of Commons report, On Thin Ice: UK Defence in the Arctic – published this week. Here she gives her analysis of the report and discusses the current state of security in the Arctic and the UK’s ambition to […]
Beyond nasty nationalists and good patriots: What the World Cup can tell us about the continuing significance of nationalism
Dr Michael Skey, Lecturer in Communication and Media Studies, explains how the 2018 World Cup separated genuine patriots from far-right thugs and why nationalism continues to thrive
By Dr Jon Seaton, Reader in Business Economics, explains why we should be a bit nicer to the most powerful man on the planet…
Dr Jonathan Seaton, a Reader in Business Economics, discusses the CO2 shortage.
Astrophysicist Dr Phil Sutton explains the possibilities opened up by new data from the European Space Agency’s Gaia satellite…
Andrew Dix, Lecturer in American Studies at Loughborough University, breaks down five Christmas films to watch during the festive period.
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 […]
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 Nike in Monza, Italy, […]
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 movement and a perceived […]