‘The One with the Conversation Analyst': What Friends and Phoebe Buffay teach us about the way we talk
Conversation analyst Professor Elizabeth Stokoe has studied social interaction in a variety of contexts including healthcare settings, police interviews, hostage negotiations, and even first dates.
Biden and the Iran nuclear deal: what to expect from the negotiations
As Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, speculation was rife that one of the first things his administration would do would be to seek re-entry to the Iran nuclear deal that had been quit by his predecessor in the White House.
Cricket: children are the key to the future of the game, not broadcast rights
The resounding victory scored by England men’s cricket team in the first Test match in Chennai, India on February 9 was truly historic. India had lost only one of their most recent 35 Tests at home and had not lost in Chennai since 1999. The victory was largely assured by the England captain, Joe Root, who produced the highest ever individual score by an English player in a test in India. The icing on the cake was provided by fast bowler James Anderson, whose devastating display of swing bowling turned the momentum on the final day inexorably in England’s favour.
British people are really missing the pub – here’s why
The events of the past year have had a devastating impact on the hospitality sector in the UK. At the forefront of lockdown’s sacrifices for many is the closure of an institution that is a cornerstone of british culture – the pub.
Lightning Cricket fixtures announced as the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy returns alongside new Women’s Regional T20
Lightning Cricket will open their new campaign away at Southern Vipers as the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy returns alongside the new Women’s Regional T20 this summer.
Drivers needed for road safety study
A European road safety initiative is looking for car drivers to test the next generation of motoring technology.
Motorsport athletes put in pole position at Loughborough University
Leading athletes from across the world of motorsport have been put through their paces at Loughborough University – all in the name of gaining an advantage over their competitors, both on and off the track.
“You know you’re there to endure and suffer” – climate scientist discusses extraordinary expedition to install world’s highest weather station on Mt. Everest
“There's a reason that it is so famous; it's not just that it's the highest mountain on earth, it is an incredibly awe-inspiring landscape”, says climate scientist Dr Tom Matthews, who was part of the team that installed the world’s highest weather station on Mount Everest in 2019.
Researchers explore ways to maximise arts and culture online
Coronavirus has forced the arts online with video streaming now one of the most popular and effective tools for allowing people access to culture.
Loughborough academics join forces with Aardman to tackle mental health crisis
Young people struggling with mental health issues arising from challenges such as loneliness, perfectionism and competitiveness, will be supported by a series of new animated films and companion website.
Loughborough University contributes to research on transmission risk of COVID-19 from sports equipment
A team led by LSTM’s Dr Emily Adams, have investigated the transmission risk of COVID-19 from sports equipment, finding that the risk is likely to be low, and probably lower than from player interaction before, during and after sporting activity.
LGBT+ history month: forgotten figures who challenged gender expression and identity centuries ago
Non-binary and trans people have always been here, not least in every recorded society from the ancient world onwards.
Loughborough University launches ‘Cuppa with a Scientist’ podcast
Loughborough University has officially launched ‘Cuppa with a Scientist’, a brand new podcast led by the PR team that aims to inspire the next generation of scientists.
Report reveals the positive role pubs play in communities
A new Loughborough University report, commissioned by The Campaign to End Loneliness and in collaboration with HEINEKEN, has revealed how pubs are important social hubs that help to tackle loneliness and social isolation in local communities.
Chief Executive of HS2 joins Loughborough University as a Visiting Professor
The Chief Executive of HS2 Ltd and Loughborough alumnus, Mark Thurston, has joined the University as Visiting Professor of Complex Project and Programme Leadership.
New study to investigate the mental health and wellbeing challenges of elite Para athletes
Colleagues from Loughborough University and the English Institute of Sport (EIS) will collaborate on a new study to investigate the mental health and wellbeing challenges faced by Para athletes.