Welcome to the News Centre

The News Centre, which consists of the Press Office and Corporate Communications, welcomes news and event information from across the University and provides a central source for media enquiries, both proactively by contacting journalists about our latest research and events, and also reactively by providing expert commentators on a daily basis.

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 Christmas cracker

The origin of Christmas crackers and other festive words

Professor Julie Coleman examines how baubles, mince pies and more have been viewed and enjoyed throughout the centuries.

News Highlights

'Get a lovely bust for Christmas': tips from the 1930s on how to be a perfect festive woman

Are you being silently judged by the angel sitting on top of your Christmas tree?

Football, war and Christmas

Bust 

Angel 

Football Xmas 

Professor Jo Brewis discusses the work faced by women over the Christmas period and how attitudes have changed.

Professor Martin Parker discusses how angels have long been used to reinforce elitism in human society.

John Williams sheds light on representations of football during the First World War.

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Richard III - The DNA analysis and conclusion

 

Dr Turi King and Professor Kevin Schϋrer discuss the findings of the genetic and genealogical analysis in the King Richard III case. This includes coverage of all the genealogical research, and the results of the mitochondrial and Y chromosome analysis.

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Richard III - DNA analysis and conclusion

Swift detector 10th anniversary - Professor Alan Wells

Rare type of pollen spotted - Dr Catherine Pashley

Dr Turi King and Professor Kevin Schϋrer discuss the findings of the genetic and genealogical analysis in the King Richard III case. This includes coverage of all the genealogical research, and the results of the mitochondrial and Y chromosome analysis.

Launched in 2004 Swift is rapid-response satellite with a wide-field of view Gamma-Ray Burst Detector and narrow field X-ray and optical telescopes. Professor Alan Wells reflects on Swift's 10 years in space.

Scientists have observed a rare type of pollen in the air at levels not seen for more than four decades which could bring further misery for hayfever sufferers.

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