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Dental Academy founder gives free public lecture

The director of the University of Portsmouth’s Dental Academy will talk about founding and developing a school for dental care professionals at a free public lecture this week. Professor Sara Holmes MBE will…

Professor of Social Inclusion, Dan Finn

Thinking locally key to more jobs

Professor Finn’s report was released on 23 March by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

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Portsmouth cosmologist helps create ‘pro girl’ stargazer doll

A leading female astrophysicist based at the University of Portsmouth has been involved in creating a new doll designed to encourage girls into stargazing. The Stargazer Lottie doll is described as a ‘pro-girl’…

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University collaborates with banking giant

The University has signed a partnership agreement with one of the world’s most successful banks to support scholarships, travel bursaries and internships. The three year agreement, which amounts to over £150,000, will also…

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Professor’s contribution to Scottish geology recognised

A Portsmouth Professor has been awarded a medal for his significant contribution to knowledge of the geology of Scotland. Professor Rob Strachan, Head of the University of Portsmouth’s School of Earth and Environmental…

Healthy Data, above and below, by Cass Hill was inspired by the use of rope and knotting in shipping and the ancient Inca's use of knots to communicate. The changing sequence of macramé knots represents an extract of data from three ship engine parts showing them in a healthy state. Material: 12mm black braided polyester rope.

Artists reveal coded messages

What began as a need to ensure critical messages about ship engine failure were widely understood has become an art exhibition focusing on how we understand data. The exhibition – Between Craft and…

Professor Mike Winter welcomed to the University by Professor Pal Alhuwalia

Industrial expert appointed professor

Honorary chief scientist at TRL, the UK’s Transport Research Laboratory, and expert in disasters, climate change and transport, Dr Mike Winter, has been appointed visiting industrial professor at the University of Portsmouth. Professor…

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Stargazing in the city

Join University of Portsmouth astronomers at two free public stargazing events involving space activities, cosmology chat and viewing of the partial solar eclipse. Members of the public can join astronomers from the University’s…

Sandi Toksvig in conversation with Baroness Helena Kennedy QC at the second Chancellor’s dinner, in the city’s Guildhall

Sandi Toksvig in conversation with leading human rights lawyer

Arguing for the death penalty in a debating class at school ignited a lifelong passion for advocacy, Britain’s leading human rights lawyer, Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, told students and alumni at the Chancellor’s…

Brownies using cross staffs to take readings from pretend North stars to work out their longitude, dressed as sailors.

Stargazing success for brownies and cubs

Over 200 brownies and cubs have been learning about astronomy at a series of events designed to help them achieve their stargazer and astronomer activity badges. The events were organised by the University…

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