News archive

December 2009

Europe’s first Centre for Palestine Studies

The first Centre for Palestine Studies (CPS) in Europe has been established at the University of Exeter. 

Literary prize for work on Muslim women

A book that deals with the relationship between gender, Islam and modernity has received literary acclaim through a prestigious Italian award.

Student wardens hit the streets

Ten students have been recruited as Community Wardens by the University of Exeter.

Leverhulme Prize for work on French sexuality

Professor Lisa Downing has received international recognition for her multidisciplinary research on French discourses of sexuality from the 19th Century to the present day.

Exeter rider jumping for joy

University of Exeter student Victoria Adderley has been selected for the Great Britain Young Rider Training Programme which starts this winter.

Exeter scientist advises Channel 4 on major climate change series

University of Exeter scientist Professor Chris Turney is scientific advisor for a major new series starting on Channel 4 on Monday 7 December 2009.

The Bible and the environment

Discussing ways to protect the environment is a pressing scientific and political issue. Its importance is also keenly debated within Christian groups through various interpretations of the Bible and humanity’s responsibility to the earth.

Exeter graduate is Young Woman Engineer of the Year

A University of Exeter graduate has been named this year’s Young Woman Engineer of the Year by the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

China’s elite universities come to Exeter

A delegation of 25 Vice Presidents and leaders from some of the top universities in China visited the University of Exeter for two days as part of a government overseas training programme.

People affected by autism believe increase is 'real' not diagnostic

There has been a major increase in the number of children diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorders over the last two decades - the question is why?

Why England keeps losing on penalties

A new study may explain why England keeps losing in penalty shootouts – and could help the team address the problem in time for the World Cup 2010.

PhD student co-authors book on Nigerian Democracy

Tunde Oseni, a doctoral student in Politics at the University of Exeter, has just co-authored a widely applauded book on Nigerian democracy.

University of Exeter announces new leader for research

University of Exeter Head of Biosciences Professor Nick Talbot has been promoted to Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Research and Knowledge Transfer.

Exeter astronomers discover ‘tilted planets’

University of Exeter research has added to a growing evidence that several giant planets have orbits so tilted that their orbits can be perpendicular or even backwards relative to their parent star’s rotation.

Whiskers hold secrets of invasive mink

Details of the lifestyle of mink, which escaped from fur farms and now live wild in the UK, have been revealed through analysis of their whiskers.

Turtles’ Christmas journey tracked by scientists

The journeys of two marine turtles around the world’s oceans will be available to view online this Christmas, thanks to a new research project launched by the University of Exeter.