University of Exeter

Islamic graffiti and Sufi-Dub music enliven University of Exeter campus

Expressing Muslim belief through the creative arts forms the basis of an exhibition and series of live events at the University of Exeter from 11 to 13 June. The ‘Resonate’ and Reformulate’ event involves youthful artists creating work onsite producing graffiti art with an Islamic twist and Sufi-Dub DJs spinning their creative tracks on the Streatham Campus.

The three-day festival stems from the ‘Islamic Reformulations’, a three-year Global Uncertainties Leadership Fellowship that explores how Muslim thought has developed and will be re-examined through thought, literature and the...

Study reveals significant leakage of carbon stored on land to rivers, lakes, estuaries and coastal regions

When carbon is emitted by human activities into the atmosphere it is generally thought that about half remains in the atmosphere and the remainder is stored in the oceans and on land. New research suggests that human activity could be increasing the movement of carbon from land to rivers, estuaries and the coastal zone indicating that large quantities of anthropogenic carbon may be hidden in regions not previously considered.

The research, published in Nature Geoscience and led by researchers from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, the University of Exeter, Laboratoire des Sciences...

Arts funding not drowning event at the University of Exeter

Arts funding is being squeezed hard in this harsh economic climate, especially in regional theatres, libraries and arts and culture organisations.

A discussion about the future of arts funding in places like Devon and Cornwall will form part of a special event at the Northcott Theatre on Wednesday 12 June 2013.

Professor Sir Chris Frayling, former Chairman of Arts Council England and ex-Rector of The Royal College of Art, will discuss the future of the arts. There will be a particular focus on the problems of allocation of funding between regional and national organisations...

University of Exeter hosts free festival of arts, music, food and sports

Authored by Dom Jinks
Posted: Sun, 06/09/2013 - 1:47pm

The University of Exeter is hosting a free festival of arts, music, food and sports at their Forum Piazzas on the Streatham Campus in Exeter this weekend.

The festival includes a range of activities and performance for all the family. Today you can see cookery demonstrations, listen to a variety of music on the external stage and be thrilled by performances by the award-winning clowning troupe Le Navet Bete.

The festival includes a music stage with a wide variety of music starting at noon on each day – including choirs, rock bands and acoustic performers. The music will be...

Final votes for MTV Student of the Year needed for Exeter

A University of Exeter student has been shortlisted for the MTV Student of the Year award.

MA English Studies student Ashley Jenkin is hoping to take the title as the final stages of the online voting draws to a close on Sunday 9 June, when the announcement will be made.

Ashley is one of the top 20 finalists who came through from a hugely competitive set of entries, standing out as really exciting, passionate and unique. Throughout his time at Exeter, Ashley has been a member of Expose, Xpression FM, Eutco and Theatre with Teeth. This active involvement has included holding...

Local business people invited to exclusive IBM event at University

As part of the Business Leader’s Forum programme of events, Caroline Taylor, Vice President of Marketing, Communications & Citizenship with IBM UK & Ireland, will be talking to an invited audience at the University of Exeter on Wednesday 12 June 2013. Taking place in the Great Hall between 5.15 pm - 8.30 pm, this is a rare opportunity for non-members to participate in what promises to be a revealing insight into brand and reputation management from one of the UK’s most senior female executives. Based in London, Caroline leads the teams responsible for go to market strategy,...

Personality is the result of nurture, not nature, suggests study on birds

Personality is not inherited from birth parents says new research on zebra finches.

External factors are likely to play a bigger part in developing the personality of an individual than the genes it inherits from its parents, suggests the study.

Researchers at the University of Exeter and the University of Hamburg investigated how personality is transferred between generations. They found that foster parents have a greater influence on the personalities of fostered offspring than the genes inherited from birth parents.

Dr Nick Royle from Biosciences at the...

RAW: Emerging Arts Platform

Exeter Northcott Theatre has announced an exciting collaboration with the University of Exeter Drama Department and Arts & Culture team to present RAW: Emerging Arts Platform.

In a new initiative from the two organisations, RAW is a platform for emerging choreographers, live artists and playwrights. It is an opportunity for Exeter Drama graduates to show exciting new work to a range of audiences, professional artists, programmers and organisation representatives; a place to share knowledge, skills and ideas.

Tuesday, 11 June will showcase two works of new writing....

University of Exeter professor named Institute of Physics president-elect

Professor Roy Sambles is to be the new president-elect of the Institute of Physics (IOP). Prof. Sambles was elected by the IOP’s Council and will serve as president-elect from 1 October 2013 to 30 September 2015, and as president from 1 October 2015 to 30 September 2017.

Prof. Sambles has been professor of experimental physics at the University of Exeter since 1991, where he is academic lead of the large electromagnetic and acoustic materials research group.

Born in Cornwall, Prof. Sambles has worked at the University of Exeter for 40 years and currently lives in Crediton...

Could University of Exeter students be the Bannatynes and Bransons of the future?

Student entrepreneurs from the University of Exeter are set to be honoured at an event in Bristol on 6 June. Students from Exeter have been shortlisted in each of the categories of the SETsquared student enterprise awards. These aim to showcase the achievements of students and graduates from universities across the south, as well as the mentors, champions and initiatives that have helped them thrive.

They include:

Edward Noel – Student Enterprise Champion

David Solomides – Business Mentor

From the Dragon’s Mouth with Dragon Doug Richards – Best Student...