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 […]
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 […]
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.
Ever watched snooker and wondered how on earth a player produced a certain shot? Don’t worry, a Loughborough University physicist has the answers…
Vice Chancellor Professor Robert Allison discusses the future of international student recruitment for UK universities and why Loughborough is proud to be a multi-national, multi-cultural and outward-looking community.
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.
A huge throng of female protesters rallied wearing symbols of unity, challenging the decisions of those in power. News reports demonised them and branded them whores, bawds, and even ‘scum of the suburbs’, but they defiantly lined the streets of Westminster, coming together outside the Houses of Parliament, and demanding an end to the English […]
Andrew Dix, Lecturer in American Studies at Loughborough University, breaks down five Christmas films to watch during the festive period.
Sport and the Troubles in Northern Ireland: A unique view of the Maze Prison’s sectarian sporting culture
Professor Alan Bairner was given access to Maze Prison’s paramilitary prisoners in Northern Ireland in the 1990s. After a scores of discussions with both republican (IRA) and loyalist (UDA, UVF and LVF) inmates, Professor Bairner hoped to learn about the role sport had taken in shaping their beliefs and everyday lives.
Our experts take a look at Donald Trump and the politics of identity and emotionalism in America.