Tag: Professor


Youth Climate Strikes take Norwich city centre

Norwich has become one of numerous cities nationally to take part in a worldwide wave of student climate strikes. On Friday 15 February, more than 10,000 students were absent from schools nationwide to protest the lack of government action for climate change. The strikes were initiated as part of action taken by 16-year-old Greta Thunberg…


Trans rights matter

The Gender Recognition Act (GRA) is changing. People will be able to legally change their gender through self-identification. But what will this lead to? Some say predatory men will change gender to women by the stroke of a pen and threaten women’s rights by being able to go into safe spaces like domestic violence shelters….


UEA’s bi-annual Literary Festival returns this autumn

This autumn will bring the return of the Arthur Miller Institute Literary Festival which celebrates literature, media and culture, with special attendances from esteemed playwrights, novelists and biographers.   This year there will be features biographer and memoirist Claire Tomalin, novelist Jonathan Coe – who has written several novels that have been adapted for film…


An Interview with: Charles Clarke

The year is 2005. Before Brexit, before Trump, before football came home and before the recession brought New Labour’s glory years to an end. I’m sat in my classroom, having just received a participation certificate and a letter on stamped Commons notepaper acknowledging my entry in then-Home Secretary and my local MP Charles Clarke’s annual…


Former UEA professor believed missing

Former UEA professor Joseph Mifsud is widely believed to be missing following further developments in an FBI investigation into Russian collusion during the 2016 US Election. The academic was named last October as President Donald Trump adviser George Papadopoulos’s foreign contact to the Russian government. Little is known about how Mifsud became a Professor after…


Cambridge VC refuses to take pay cut

Professor Stephen Toope, the new vice-chancellor of Cambridge University, has refused to take a pay cut to his £365,000 salary and is encouraging others to do the same. Speaking to The Times, Prof Toope, a Canadian who has spent the majority of his professional life in North America, explained that the role of vice-chancellor is…

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