It was a boundary busting day of cricket as school teams from across the South West went head to head for the Table Cricket regional finals on 15 May.
Over 60 children flocked to the Sir Christopher Ondaatje Devon Cricket Centre, on the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus, for the event to play a specially adapted version of the sport which gives those with severe physical or learning disabilities the opportunity to compete.
Devon Cricket Development Officer Steve Pritchard helped to bring the event to Exeter for the first time and was thrilled with how it went, he...
Golf in the South West has received a boost this month as Exeter golfers past and present celebrated the official opening of the Vic Ambler Golf Centre on 15 May.
The event, at the University’s Streatham campus officially unveiled the new, purpose-built, short-game practice area at the Sports Park which will offer golfers from across the region the latest golf green technology.
Designed by market leaders Tour Greens Europe, the 50m x 30m area can’t fail to impress, featuring a 250m2 Pro-tour standard practice green, 120m2 putting green, and two golf zones.
Gardeners wanting to rid their spring flowerbeds of pesky snails can ditch the beer traps and egg shells and instead develop a strong throwing arm. This is according to a new study published today, 16 May, in the journal Physica Scripta, which has used statistical models to show that removing snails out of the garden by a distance of over 20 metres or more is just as effective as simply killing the snails. According to the researchers, from Queen Mary University of London and The University of Exeter, their results prove that snails are part of larger colonies that live in the garden, and...
The University of Exeter has announced a unique collaboration with the pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca, to conduct research into the effectiveness and safety of cutting-edge drugs.
The new partnership is hoped to reinforce Exeter’s burgeoning reputation as a world-leader in (eco) toxicological research as well as provide a significant boost for the South West economy, by securing a number of highly-skilled jobs on the University’s Streatham Campus and keeping valuable scientific knowledge within the region.
As well as studying the effects that potential new drugs, designed...
Academics from Geography at the University of Exeter have played an important role in The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s most recent report.
This second part of the IPCC’s assessment considers how the changing climate impacts on people and the natural world and suggests options for how to deal with these issues through adapting the economy, infrastructure and society.
The report is the culmination of three years of work by more than 300 authors from 70 countries, reporting in almost 2000 pages.
The report assesses the sensitivity and adaptability...
The university's Streatham campus is all a-flutter with some lovely winged creatures, and you're invited to join Going Wildwards to go out and about with the RSPB to see what we can find.
Jen Avery and Dr Chris Lee will be helping us to spot birds that we normally only catch a glimpse of, telling us about the lives of these flighty characters, and the great work that the RSPB does in Devon.
Contact email@example.com for more info and to let us know you’re coming.
Going Wildwards is a project offering Exeter residents the chance to join students and...
All are welcome to attend this open talk by Sir Paul Nurse, President of the Royal Society and Nobel Laureate.
Three of the great ideas of biology are the gene theory; the theory of evolution by natural selection; and the proposal that the cell is the fundamental unit of all life.
When considering the question of 'what is life?' these ideas come together. The special way in which cells reproduce provides the conditions for natural selection to take place, allowing living organisms to evolve.
A fourth idea of biology is that the organisation of chemistry within the...