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Island Biology Conference seminars – you heard them here first.

Tenerife from the planeYou are cordially invited to a research seminar on Tuesday 12th July @1100 in Newton NW205. Duncan McCollin and Jeff Ollerton from the School of Science and Technology will be presenting two short seminars, which they will present later in July at a conference in the Azores.

Jeff and Duncan will be attending the Island Biology conference and each presenting these short (c. 15 minute) talks on recent research findings.

  • “Turnover dynamics of breeding land birds on islands: ‘true but trivial’ over decadal time-scales?” (Duncan)
  • “Spatio-temporal stability of island endemic plant-pollinator interactions” (Jeff)

All invited. Please come along if you can.

May Lunchtime Seminar: Disclosing, withholding and managing emotions in research encounters with ‘hard to reach’ couples

11 May 2016 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Holdenby H39, Park Campus, The University of Northampton

Professor Janet Fink, School of Education and Professional Development, University of Huddersfield

This presentation explores experiences of researching the relationships of ‘hard to reach’ couples; research originating in the ESRC-funded study, Enduring Love? Couple Relationships in the 21st Century and involving 50 couples between the ages of 18 and 65. Read the rest of this entry

Transfer seminar “The Efficacy of Herbal Nutraceuticals in Improving Captive Animal Welfare”

You are invited to Lauren Samet’s transfer viva on Friday, 18th March at 9am (Moulton College, Main site, M11). The title is “The Efficacy of Herbal Nutraceuticals in Improving Captive Animal Welfare”.

All are welcome. If you are travelling from the University, email Lauren in advance so that she can book parking.


Transfer Seminar – Sediment and Mitigation Actions for the River Rother

River_Rother_at_BodiamJennine Evans will be giving her PhD transfer presentation on Wednesday 3rd February 2016 in Newton 013 at 1 pm until at 2 pm. The Project is jointly funded by the South Downs National Park and the University of Northampton and supported by the Arun and Rother Rivers Trust. Read the rest of this entry

Transfer seminar – exploring the lived experiences of tattooed women

Charlotte Dann Images of Research 2014-15You are invited to PhD student Charlotte Dann’s transfer seminar on Tuesday 15th December 2015 at 9am in Cottesbrooke C119 on Park Campus.  Charlotte is based in the Psychology division in the School of Social Sciences and her PhD explores the lived experiences of tattooed women.

Please come along, all welcome.

Catching the Living Naming the Dead: DNA in Forensic Science – Thursday 26th November 2015

Mark JoblingYou are invited to a guest lecture delivered by Professor Mark Jobling on Thursday 26 November at 5.15pm in Sunley Conference Centre. Professor Mark Jobling, Professor of Genetics in the University of Leicester’s Department of Genetics is passionate about communicating science to the public and has recently spoken out against the business of genetic ancestry. Mark has spent his career working in the area of human evolutionary biology where he focuses on the genetics of the sex chromosomes. This has led him to explore diverse topics such as the genetic legacy of Genghis Khan, whether we can confidently predict surnames from Y-DNA forensic profiles (focusing on Viking migrations), the impact of Diasporas on the making of Britain and the possible role of Y chromosome gene variants that increase risk for coronary artery disease. Read the rest of this entry

Research seminar: Politics, policy and projects – landscape greening in the Tsitsa catchment, South Africa

The School of Science and Technology would like to invite you to a research seminar on the 8th June, by visiting professor, Kate Rowntree, who will be speaking on “Politics, policy and projects – landscape greening in the Tsitsa catchment, South Africa”.

Kate is from the Department of Geography, Rhodes University and the seminar will take place in  Newton NW205, Avenue campus, at 1pm on Monday 8th June.

Lunchtime seminar: The Importance of Creating Prosocial Places

The Institute of Health and Wellbeing have announced their lunchtime seminar for May:

The Importance of Creating Prosocial Places

Professor Rhiannon Corcoran and Graham Marshall

Wednesday 13 May, 1-2:30pm, Sulgrave S014

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PhD Transfer Seminar Invitation: ‘The politicisation of religion in Pakistan: a historical and comparative analysis of civil and military governments in Pakistan (1947-2007)’

All are invited to Rafi Sanghro’s research seminar on Friday 1st May, 12-2pm, in Cottesbroke C310, Park Campus. Rafi will present on ‘The politicisation of religion in Pakistan: a  historical and comparative analysis of civil and military governments in Pakistan (1947-2007)’.

Negotiating Mixed Ethnicity/Heritage Relationships Seminar

Wednesday 24th June 2015, 9:45 am to 3.15 pm. Room 152, Jaguar Building, Coventry University

Historically, debates about ‘mixed race’ families have centred on Black/White relations concerning issues of identity, belonging and racism affecting the partner and their children.  Though these issues have not gone away, we are also seeing an emergence of new configurations and challenges of family diversity involving inter-faith, inter-caste and inter-ethnic relationships.

This workshop seeks to provide a forum to debate and share experiences. Anyone interested from an academic, personal or professional perspective in these emerging forms of family and social diversity are welcome to participate. Find out more by downloading the flyer: 24 06 14mixed heritage seminar flyer