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Research leadership is an art

Research leaders have a lot in common with artists, according to Professor Tara Dean, Director of Research at the University of Portsmouth. Research leaders need to nurture others and see researchers as “a…

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Exhibition weaves contrasting threads

A multi-layered exhibition which weaves past and present, with here and far away, has opened in the University of Portsmouth’s Space Gallery in Eldon building. The exhibits include ‘Silent Conversation’, an ethereal layer…

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Bishop extols University’s virtue in House of Lords

The House of Lords today heard a strong and compelling speech about the vital role the University of Portsmouth plays in the city. The Bishop of Portsmouth, The Rt Rev’d Christopher Foster, used…

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Dinosaur art at famous fossil fair

Pictures of dinosaurs, pterosaurs and all things paleontological are on display in Dorset from this week, thanks to a University of Portsmouth palaeontologist. Dr Mark Witton, who specialises on ‘paleoart,’ a specialist branch…

Football referee expert: Tom Webb

Football referees playing ‘catch up’

Professional football referees are the ‘poor relations’ in the game and have spent more than 100 years trying to play catch-up with players, according to new research. Tom Webb, of the University of…

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Top names in British sport attend University conference

Some of the biggest names in UK sport are giving keynote speeches at a University of Portsmouth event this week. The speakers are four times Olympic medallist, Katherine Grainger, Chris Neville, formerly of…

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Best measurement yet of Universe’s expansion

Astronomers have made the best measurement yet of how the universe is expanding during the 13 billion years since its formation. They have discovered that 10.8 billion years ago the universe was expanding…

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Chancellor receives OBE from Prince of Wales

University of Portsmouth Chancellor Sandi Toksvig received her OBE from the Prince of Wales at an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Friday. The broadcaster, writer and comedian was recognised for her services…

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Student art brightens school and inspires pupils

Six University of Portsmouth students have won a competition to see their art displayed in a local school. The headmaster at St Edmund’s School in Portsmouth, Simon Graham, wanted to liven up the…

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Ig Nobel event celebrates weird and wonderful research

Research on weird and wonderful topics such as beer, dung beetles, opera, swearing and rollercoasters were showcased at last night’s Ig Nobel event at the University of Portsmouth. The free public event celebrated…

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