Beware Doctor Who! Brexit likely to make time travel more expensive

Warning: Our resident ‘time travel’ expert, Dr Jon Seaton, provides here a slightly tongue-in-cheek evaluation of the effect of Brexit on the cost of time travel. For many students starting University – the prospect of sitting down to a tried and trusted TV favourite may just be the right thing to relax to –  afterRead more

What Jim Bowen and ‘Bullseye’ can teach us about equality

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One of my guilty pleasures is watching repeats of ‘Bullseye’ on Challenge. It’s a northerner thing. Like the many millions who watched the gameshow in the ’80s and ’90s, I fondly remember tuning in every Sunday. It was proper entertainment for the family. Harmless fun that caused no offence to anyone. Or did it? AsRead more

New research collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

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On the 2nd April, Araz Zirar and I (Ursula Davis, pictured below with Dr Choudhary and Professor Shankar, front row middle) had the opportunity to visit the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Delhi. Our host was the newly appointed Honorary Visiting Professor in Decision Sciences, Professor Ravi Shankar, and what a wonderful and attentiveRead more

Economic insights into the upcoming Royal Wedding

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This Blog post, written by Dr Jon Seaton, can be read in full on The Conversation’s blog site. “The cost Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s nuptials on May 19 2018 has been estimated at £32m by one wedding planning company. The cost to the public, however, will be far less than his brother William’s marriage to CatherineRead more

Tablets can enhance the lecture capture staff-student experience

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A cross-departmental and schools team from the School of Science and School of Business and Economics received a Teaching Innovation Award (TIA) to investigate how the use of lecture capture can be improved. Lecture capture is very useful to students to review information or to catch up on a session that they may have missed. Read more

Can we alleviate fuel poverty through non-traditional energy services?

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Can non-traditional energy services and transactions provide a fair and flexible route towards alleviating fuel poverty and reducing carbon emissions? Distinguished speakers, spanning several sectors of the energy system, joined the EnTraNTS and FlexiNET Team to deliver a conference addressing that very question. Contributions in the relevant literature and divisions of the industry, as highlightedRead more

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