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Catch the Safety Express

Bikini-clad women and leaping tigers are some of the unusual images featured in railway safety campaigns from the last 100 years, which are now on display in a National Railway Museum online exhibition….

Zoe Saynor headshot

Lecturer joins victorious England squad

A lecturer at the University of Portsmouth has been named as a member of the England Women’s Rugby Elite Squad. Zoe Saynor, who joined the Department of Sport and Exercise Science this year,…


The art of self-publishing

If you’re an author or a poet and have considered self-publishing then the University of Portsmouth is hosting an event for you. Three leading voices in the publishing world will talk about the…

The University's Vice-Chancellor surrounded by graduands at the Shanghai ceremony

China students celebrate graduation

Students from China who attended the University of Portsmouth have been celebrating their graduation success in a ceremony in Shanghai. The event, which attracted over 60 graduates who had completed their degrees in…

Senior lecturer and architect Guido Robazza

Architecture students have designs on China

Three Portsmouth architecture students have teamed up with other students from the UK and China to design plans for a new city centre in a Chinese Province. Liam Whitfield, Martyn Webb and Joshua…

This image of the NGC 1398 galaxy was taken with the Dark Energy Camera. This galaxy lives in the Fornax cluster, roughly 65 million light-years from Earth. It is 135,000 light-years in diameter, just slightly larger than our own Milky Way galaxy, and contains more than a billion stars. Credit: Dark Energy Survey.

Rosetta spacecraft mission explained

Wondering why everyone is excited about a comet landing? Dr Jen Gupta, outreach officer at University of Portsmouth Institute of Cosmology, explains the significance of today’s Rosetta mission. She says: “The European Space…

Hatch, the Mary Rose dog

Mary Rose dog was a he, not a she

A team of international scientists have discovered that the smallest member of the Mary Rose crew – the ship’s dog – was a he, and not a she as was previously believed. The…

John Burnside

Prizewinning poet holds symposium in city

A multi-award-winning poet is giving a reading at the University of Portsmouth on Saturday. Celebrated as both a poet and a novelist, John Burnside is one of only two poets to have won…

Dr Alex Ford: Some crustaceans appear capable of locking down their male-ness when under attack by feminising pollutants

Male crustaceans win battle against being feminised

Male crustaceans can ‘lock down’ their maleness to avoid being completely feminised by seawater contaminated by feminising pollutants, according to scientists. New research by scientists at the University of Portsmouth has shown that…

Professor Rob Strachan

Rebuilding an ancient mountain jigsaw

A great mountain range stretching across continents and oceans is the subject of a free public lecture at the University of Portsmouth on Wednesday. Professor Rob Strachan’s inaugural lecture will tell the story…

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