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Weddell Sea Expedition: Science programme complete

At the start of January 2019, Dr Jeff Evans, a Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography in the School of Social Sciences, boarded the 134m-long S. A. Agulhas II – one of the largest and most modern research ships anywhere in the world.

Weddell Sea Expedition: ice runways, coring, penguins and more…

At the start of January 2019, Dr Jeff Evans, a Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography in the School of Social Sciences, boarded the 134m-long S. A. Agulhas II – one of the largest and most modern research ships anywhere in the world. The Loughborough University academic has joined more than 30 international scientists from different scientific fields and renowned […]

The questions we need to be asking ourselves about ethical gift giving in 2019

It’s a new year, and many of us use this as an opportunity to make changes in our life and set goals to better ourselves. Many people will have made resolutions earlier this month such as ‘eat more healthily’, ‘incorporate more exercise into daily routines’, or ‘take up new and exciting opportunities’. It will also […]

Christmas (Mince) Pye made the 17th-century way… with meat

Mince pie, or Christmas pye, also known as December pye, was traditionally made with meat and is the distant cousin to the supermarket sweet treats we recognise today. In the 1600s, it was incredibly popular and ticks a lot of the boxes for modern-day sustainability and thrifty living. Taking us through the 400-year-old recipe, Dr […]

The horrors lurking in our “natural” foods

We live in an age where we’re all hyper-aware of what we should and shouldn’t eat, what’s good for us and what’s not, but when it comes down to it, do you actually know what’s in your ‘natural foods’?  Dr Mhairi Morris, a Lecturer in Biochemistry at Loughborough University, found her research into diet and […]

Halloween’s 13 healthiest monsters

Sweets and chocolate usually get a bad press – but compared to the diets of some of horror’s most recognisable creatures, which involve eating brains, blood and entrails – feasting on six Freddos suddenly becomes less problematic. But which Halloween monster has the best, or worst, eating habit? Especially for tomorrow, Loughborough University economist Dr […]

Time-travelling to the civil rights era

Dr Andrew Dix is a lecturer in American Studies, whose areas of interest include African American culture, twentieth and twenty-first century US fiction, the literature and cinema of US sport, film adaptation, Hollywood stardom, and cinema and globalisation. Here he examines the powerful episode of Doctor Who that centered on Rosa Parks, an activist in […]