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Ukraine: how the UK press reported the Nazi invasion 1941-45

Professor Tim Luckhurst, Principal of South College, describes how British weekly political titles provided a deeper understanding of conflict in Ukraine during World War Two.
A bundle of old newspapers

What does ‘taking sexual violence seriously’ look like at universities?

In order to make university campuses perpetrator unfriendly, Professor Graham Towl from our Psychology Department suggests some of the positive steps universities can take to tackle sexual violence.
A library corridor with book shelves on either side

Festivals must do more to address sexual violence

With thousands of people attending music festivals every year, Dr Hannah Bows from our Durham Law School shines a light on safety issues that still need addressing.
Silhouette of a woman in a crowd cheering on a music band

Empowering people to improve well-being - in conversation with Professor Fuschia Sirois

Professor Fuschia Sirois is a globally-renowned expert on self-regulation and well-being, and has recently published a game-changing book to help procrastinators understand and tackle the issue. We caught up with her to chat about her research interests, her commitment to sharing her expertise and whether she too procrastinates!
Image showing Professor Fuschia Sirois

Waiting for Ethiopia: Berbera port upgrade raises Somaliland’s hopes for trade

Professor Jutta Bakonyi from our School of Government and International Affairs talks about the improvements in Berbera port that could elevate Somaliland's international trades.
Sea port

Why we should abandon the concept of the ‘climate refugee’

Dr Andrew Baldwin, from our Department of Geography, argues that we should abandon the concept of the 'climate refugee'.
Climate refugee concept

The world is getting exponentially more complex – here’s how we navigate it

Professor Alex Broadbent from our Department of Philosophy shares his thoughts on complexity of the world and rules for navigating it.
Complex world

How Brazilian politicians use religion to help them win

Professor Mathew Guest, from our Department of Theology and Religion, looks ahead to this autumn's Presidential Election in Brazil and considers how candidates court religious support.
Christ the Redeemer statue, Brazil

Constant fear of eviction: how poor people experience life in Somaliland’s growing cities

Professor Jutta Bakonyi from our School of Government and International Affairs along with colleagues from University of Hargeisa, Somalia sheds light on the living experience of poor people in Somaliland cities.
Somalian cities

Procrastinating is linked to health and career problems – but there are things you can do to stop

Professor Fuschia Sirois from our Department of Psychology looks at the problems linked to procrastination, and how to stop.
Man scrolling on phone in front of laptop

How a British sense of justice saved black American GI wrongly sentenced to death in WWII

Professor Tim Luckhurst, Principal of South College, looks at how British concern over US military justice during World War Two tested the two countries’ “special relationship” and one particular case which brought tensions to the surface.
Black USA soldiers draw rations at the camp cook house at their station in Northern Ireland during World War Two

Kenya declares William Ruto as its new president in an election drama that’s far from over

Professor Justin Willis from our Department of History looks at the outcome of the recent presidential election in Kenya, along with Professor Emma Elfversson from Uppsala University.
Silhouette of a hand putting a voting slip into a box