Research news and events

Summer rainfall in one of the world’s most drought-prone regions can now be predicted months or years in advance, climate scientists at the Met Office and the University of Exeter say.

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Teachers who write themselves can boost children’s confidence in creative writing

Giving teachers time and support to become creative writers has helped them motivate their students, according to the findings of a two-year research project.

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Planting trees ‘not viable alternative’ to cutting emissions

Growing plants to capture CO2 is not a viable way to curb climate change, a new study shows.

Raised blood platelet levels ‘strong predictor’ of cancer

Having a high blood platelet count is a strong predictor of cancer and should be urgently investigated to save lives, according to a large-scale study.

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Imaging @ Exeter
A workshop run by Exeter Imaging Network

The Nuffield Foundation’s future funding priorities
An open presentation from Tim Gardam, Chief Executive of the Nuffield Foundation.

IHR Seminar: Insights from the everyday practice of ethnography in emergency care

Exeter Clinical Trials Support Network Event 13

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Climate change - does the 1.5 degree target make sense?
A public event featuring world-leading climate scientists