This summer saw the first-ever five-day Writing Bootcamp for PhD Researchers at Loughborough University. The event was organised and headed up by four doctoral researchers – the team behind the award-winning Loughborough Writing Gym: Kristina Gavran, Katie Woodhouse and Emma Bates from the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, and Vani Naik from the Business […]
Posts by Peter Warzynski
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has put the brakes on ASDA and Sainsbury’s becoming the dominant force in supermarket retail. Dr Jon Seaton examines whether the argument against the deal is justified?
Economist Dr Jon Seaton has a warning for the Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney…
As part of Loughborough’s Christmas campaign to raise awareness of loneliness during the festive holidays, Professor Mike Wilson writes about how technology has the power to both isolate us and bring us closer together.
Each year, Good Housekeeping issues its Christmas dinner comparison letting shoppers know where the best supermarket deals are. But this simple festive guide is more than just an indicator of cheap sprouts and turkey, here Loughborough economist Dr Jon Seaton uses the data to show how the gulf between the rich and poor continues to […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]