Arts & Culture

One-hundred-and-twenty-year-old bottles of beer have helped provide insights into the make-up of ancient ales. Research from Brewlab and the University of Sunderland has retrieved live brewing yeasts from century-old bottles of beer to provide detailed information on the microbiology of lost Victorian and Edwardian stock ales.Three bottles were retrieved by...
The debate surrounding the death penalty was pushed into the spotlight in the final months of Donald Trump’s presidency when he carried out more federal executions than any other president in almost 200 years. Now, a new book by North East academics delves back into the history of public executions...
Sunderland's Landmarks To Light Up In Honour Of Captain Sir Tom Moore
Landmarks across Sunderland will be lit up tonight in honour of national hero, Captain Sir Tom Moore following his death with Covid-19 yesterday.Captain Sir Tom set out in April to raise £1,000 for health service charities by walking 100 lengths of his garden before his 100th birthday and went...
Don't Let The Pandemic Stop You From Having A Special Valentine's Day With Your Loved One
Absence might supposedly make the heart grow fonder – but that’s not much comfort for couples spending the most romantic day of the year apart. Valentine’s Day celebrations will undoubtedly be out of the window, as those who don’t live together or who are distanced from each other won’t be...
New Social Enterprise Helping To Put Children's Mental Health First Across Sunderland
A Sunderland graduate has helped support the mental health and wellbeing of more than 5,000 children and families across the UK since launching her social enterprise during the lockdown. Drawing on her own experiences of mental health, as well as responding to the impact of the first Covid-19 lockdown, Rebecca...
A Young Kaiya Patel Leaves Legacy With A Inspirational Cards
A parting wish from a friend’s daughter who sadly passed away has prompted a kind-hearted property manager to pledge the annual rental income from one of his properties to a charity helping to research treatment for leukaemia. Angus Griffin from Great Bookham in Surrey owns Letterbox Property Solutions with...
Innovative Training Approach For Nurses At Sunderland University
 A new degree designed to prepare the nursing generation of tomorrow is launching today at the University of Sunderland. The new Blended Learning Nursing Degree Programme offers an innovative and flexible approach for those hoping to join the profession.Last year, Sunderland was named as one of seven universities trail-blazing the...
Chris Farfouris' Exceptional Performance Lands Him Two Lead Roles In A New Film
He may not be a household name just yet, but Chris Farfouris is on the verge of breaking into the film and TV industry after landing two major roles. Not only has Chris successfully auditioned for a key character role in a new television drama set in Spain, but he...
Global Poll Launched By Women's March Global In Support For Women's Rights
Women’s March Global launches its fifth-anniversary mobilisation event online, in place of in-person marches that have been postponed this year due to concerns around Covid-19. The ‘Global Count’ will be one of the largest global mapping surveys ever undertaken to establish the cultural, economic and social barriers to...
World Renowned Calligrapher Dr. Danny Ling Takes On New Post At The Royal Institute of Technology
For almost two decades world-renowned calligrapher Dr. Manny Ling has made it his mission to create a hub for the traditional letter-making skills on Wearside. But the University of Sunderland Programme Leader for MA Design will be leaving his academic post after Christmas for pastures new in Vietnam.After 22 years...

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