Migrants on hunger strike follow long tradition of people using their bodies to protest against cruelty
Those Western states pursuing more aggressive border control policies in recent years have increased the use of immigration detention centres. These are often squalid, degrading places where detainees are deprived of their most basic human rights and due process.
How women and the moon intertwine in literature
In the late 17th century, the female English playwright Aphra Behn wrote a smash hit play about a man obsessed with the moon, who was constantly travelling there in his imagination. Exactly 282 years later, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin actually made that dream a reality.
Shaft: America’s race politics from Black Power to Black Lives Matter
John Shaft, the African American private eye introduced by Ernest Tidyman in a novel of 1970, has proved surprisingly resilient as a character on the big screen.
From talking cats to time travel… here’s what I recommend you read this World Book Day
It’s World Book Day and what better way to celebrate than getting your specs on, a bookmark out and stuck into a novel you’ve never read before.
Academic to embark on scientific expedition that will study giant ice shelf and attempt to locate Shackleton’s lost ship
A Loughborough University academic is embarking on a 45-day scientific expedition that hopes to increase understanding of one of the largest ice shelves in Antarctica and locate Sir Ernest Shackleton’s ill-fated ship.
Loughborough and Colombian researchers to work together for sustainable peace
A Loughborough University academic is to work with researchers in Colombia on a project that aims to address issues facing the country’s transition from conflict to peace.
Academic appointed to prestigious professorship founded by Sir Peter Ustinov that looks to combat prejudice
A Loughborough University academic has been appointed to a respected international professorship that was established with the aim of combatting intolerance and prejudice.
Researchers are asking people to share their opinions on gender in law
Loughborough University academics are asking people to complete an opinion survey as part of a project exploring if gender is still relevant in modern law.
Loughborough academics return for third episode of Poetry Podcast
‘School of Poetry’ is back once again with fresh guests and discussions of break-up, members of royalty, potatoes and more!
Academics share bee-rilliant research to celebrate harvest of Loughborough Gold honey
Everyone knows that Loughborough University is home to inspiring academics, extraordinary students and world-renowned sportspeople… but few know the campus is also shared with thousands of honey bees!
Academic awarded Visiting Professorship for outstanding research in racism analysis, migration and intersectionality
A Loughborough University academic, who has conducted pioneering research into racism in 1920s Germany, has recently been awarded an international Visiting Professorship.
New 10-day Arts Festival to bring top industry names to Loughborough
Renowned creatives, the history of food, poetry and an artist that once destroyed all their belongings…
University to welcome Visiting Fellows from India and America
Two academics are to travel thousands of miles to Loughborough after being awarded prestigious Visiting Fellowships.
University to clone Newton’s Tree after receiving cuttings
Loughborough University is set to clone the tree that inspired Sir Isaac Newton’s theory of gravity after being gifted a selection of cuttings.
Exhibition to examine role of objects using items from Leicester’s historical collections
Staff, students and members of the public are invited to an exhibition that uses items from Leicester’s historical collections to examine the role and status of objects.
University history unveiled with Handicraft Unit furniture auction and exhibition
Loughborough University will unveil a rich collection of period furniture for auction from the Handicraft Unit, a programme established in the 1930s which trained students in furniture making under leading craftsmen.