Interview / 19/05/2020 NHS Workers- Compassion amidst COVID-19

“They can’t have any family beside them when they die.” Says an NHS front line worker over the phone to me. She sounds tired, exhausted even. Who can blame her though? Palliative care is no easy job ordinarily,  let alone in the midst of a global health pandemic. She continues her point.  “So I’m there...

Interview / 21/04/2020 Coronavirus could be around for ‘several years’, warns UEA expert

This is not your standard interview. Instead of sitting across from Paul Hunter, UEA professor of Medicine, microbiologist and expert on the coronavirus pandemic, I’m chatting to him over the phone since the UK is in lockdown. The coronavirus pandemic has gripped the world and left many in disarray. I start by asking him the...

Features, Interview / 10/03/2020 From Old Trafford to UEA’s Sportspark

Paul Neary’s long career in professional football took him from Manchester to Japan and back again. But when he decided to start a family, he settled in Norwich as UEA’s Head of Football, bringing the knowledge he learned with Manchester United and the FA to UEA’s Sportspark. Accompanying him to the interview is Tony Allen,...

Interview / 25/02/2020 Asher Minns: ‘There’s far too much concern about climate scepticism’

If I’m being honest, the only reason I knew where the Environmental Sciences building is, is because I’ve cut through there before to go to Chancellor’s Drive. Even then, I wasn’t sure I had the right place. Now I’m sitting on the leather sofas, facing the Climate Research Unit, a building I’ve walked past a...

Interview / 11/02/2020 Student Services ‘very appreciated by students and delivers really good services’

Even though the Student Services (STS) building is wedged between the Square, Union House and the library, and is at the centre of UEA’s campus, it still feels slightly out of the way. I’m sitting in a meeting room with UEA’s mental health chiefs: Jon Sharp, director of STS; Claire Pratt, head of wellbeing; and...

Interview, Sex and Drugs Survey 2020 / 11/02/2020 Dinner with a drug dealer

I’m sitting in a room talking to a man. I can’t be more specific than that. We’re eating dinner – spaghetti bolognese. He’s a former drug dealer from South London. Between the ages of 18 and 20, he sold pills and weed across the region, working with a large-scale supplier and selling to a wide...

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Jayne-Anne Gadhia Interview

Dame Jayne-Anne Gadhia, a leading figure in business over an extensive career, received an Honorary Doctorate of Civil Law from UEA this year. In our interview, I asked about her career, her opinions on the lack of women in senior positions in business, and her advice for graduates beyond university. When asked about the highlights…

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Madhu Sarin Interview

Madhu Sarin, one of this year’s honorary graduates, received an Honorary Doctorate of Civil Law for her work in the field of development, specialising in poverty alleviation, housing and natural resource management. She has helped write many papers for the Development School here at UEA and has been a leading figure in the drafting and…

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Ben Santer Interview

In 1973, Ben Santer was an undergraduate in the School of Environmental Sciences at UEA, a position I now find myself in. Back then, Dr Santer could never have predicted that over 45 years later he would be returning to receive an Honorary Doctorate of science, for his service to advancing climate change evidence, but…

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Clive Lewis: ‘Do I still think that I can think things through in a sexist, racist way? Yes I do’

Waiting in the side room of Clive Lewis’ office at OPEN Norwich, we wonder whether the Norwich South MP wants to be Labour leader after his pal (most of the time) Corbyn. He’s got all the right qualities. We can hear him laughing next door: charming. Tick. He was in the army. Toured Afghanistan. Tick….


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