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Save the date! Moulton’s Postgraduate Research Symposium, 15th December

Submitted by Dr Wanda McCormick

Moulton College logoMoulton’s Postgraduate Research Symposium will take place on Thursday 15th December 2016 in P9, the Lecture Theatre, Pitsford Centre, from 1pm to 4:15pm with a buffet lunch beforehand. All students and staff at the University of Northampton are welcome to attend.

After an opening address by Steve Davies, Principal at Moulton College, 11 presentations by postgraduate research students will follow. Research topics will include exotic pet welfare, lameness detection in sheep, tree health and the effects of cryotherapy for sports recovery. At 4:15pm coffee, tea and mince pies will be served. For more information, and to register your interest in attending, please contact Dr Wanda McCormick.

Moulton Research reaches Global Audience in the National Geographic!

Submitted by Wanda McCormick
NG screen shotIf you pop down to your local newsagents today and flick through the latest August edition of the National Geographic magazine, you will find a striking image linked to one of our ongoing research projects here at the College. The image was taken by a professional photographer who visited the College last summer to document our ongoing conservation work with the photogenic but incredibly elusive harvest mouse! We have been investigating the ecological habits of this most charismatic of creatures as a means of prescribing pro-active conservation measures to ensure its survival in our green and pleasant countryside.

With a global circulation of around 7 million, this truly puts Moulton’s research on a global stage! To find out more about this and other research activities we undertake, why not check out: https://twitter.com/MoultonResearch

Developing a tool for temperament and personality assessment in rabbits: Transfer seminar invitation

You are cordially invited to the Clare Ellis’s transfer seminar at Moulton College on Friday 20th May 9am (9:15 start).

Please email Clare by Thursday 15th May if you wish to attend so she can arrange visitor passes. Full details below. Read the rest of this entry

Update: Companion Animal Nutrition Conference

Submitted by Dr Wanda McCormick

Companion Animal Nutrition Conference

We are very pleased to announce that the keynote speaker at the Companion Animal Nutrition Conference 2016 will be Dr Cecilia Villaverde Haro.
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CFP: Companion Animal Nutrition Conference

Submitted by Dr Wanda McCormick

For the first time, Moulton College in partnership with the Pet Food Manufacturers Association will be running the Companion Animal Nutrition Conference on Friday 3rd June 2016 at Moulton College, Northamptonshire, UK. The call for papers is now open!

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Moulton College: 4th Annual Postgraduate Research Symposium

You are warmly invited to:

The 4th Annual Postgraduate Research Symposium
at Moulton College at 1.15pm (12:15pm lunch)
on Friday 11th December 2015
Room P9 (Lecture Theatre,) Pitsford Centre, Moulton College.

[Submitted by Wanda McCormick]

The afternoon will involve talks from our current postgraduate research students speaking on developments within their research. The event will start with a buffet lunch at 12.15pm and talks will begin at 1.15pm (see attached Poster for schedule and further information). The symposium is being held at our Pitsford Site, NN3 7QL (gate 4 of the main campus).moulton

If you would like to attend this event, please email Wanda McCormick by Friday 4th December

Do you own or work with rabbits?

Submitted by Dr Wanda McCormick.

Rabbit survey photoHave you 15 minutes to spare?

Can you help us with our online survey?

We are currently trying to find out information about handling methods used by people who own and work with rabbits. Little research has looked at the different methods of handling rabbits and your answers to our questions will help add to our knowledge and to future guidelines that may be developed.

If you own, show or work with rabbits please fill in our Rabbit handling survey.

For further information contact: Wanda McCormick or Clare Ellis

Are you an active researcher….

…looking for new interdisciplinary areas to collaborate on?

Collaboration2Moulton College would like to invite interested University of Northampton researchers to view their facilities and discuss potential collaborations. Three dates are available for visits

Friday 5th December @ 1:30-3:00pm
Wednesday 14th January 2015 @ 3-4:30pm and
Tuesday 17th February 2015 @ 9-10:30am

For more information see the attached flier or contact Dr Wanda McCormick at Moulton College.

Moulton College: 3rd Annual Research Symposium

moultonYou are warmly invited to:

The 3rd Annual Postgraduate Research Symposium
at Moulton College at 1.30pm (12:30pm lunch)
on Tuesday 16th December 2014
Room P9 (Lecture Theatre,) Pitsford Centre, Moulton College.

[Submitted by Wanda McCormick]

The afternoon will involve talks from our current PhD students as well as some of our staff speaking on developments within their area. The event will start with a buffet lunch at 12.30pm and talks will begin at 1.30pm (see attached poster for schedule and further information). The symposium is being held at our Pitsford Site (gate 4 of the main campus).

If you would like to attend this event, please email Wanda McCormick by Friday 5th December.

The rabbit – Britain’s unloved pet?

Figure 1: Rabbit and food bowl. Photo: C Ellis

Submitted by Clare Ellis
Postgraduate Researcher Moulton College & University of Northampton

Rabbits are one of Britain’s top five most popular pets (PFMA, 2013) yet recent research (PDSA Wellbeing report 2013) has shown that they are often not kept in appropriate conditions, and hundreds of rescue centres all over Britain take in unwanted pet rabbits each year.

New research being carried out by research staff at Moulton College & the University of Northampton is investigating how BIG Britain’s bunny problem is. Read the rest of this entry