How can we make sure compassion is embedded in our lives, institutions and communities?
In a week-long festival run by the University of Exeter this November, renowned experts will address this question by exploring compassion in its broadest sense, through art, yoga, music, photography, therapy, spiritualism, guided nature walks and much more.
The Festival of Compassion, which runs from 19-28 November and coincides with the celebration of World of Compassion Day, is open to all and will feature free activities online, on campus, in Exeter itself and at the University’s...
Over two consecutive nights (21st - 22nd October, 6.15 pm - 10.15 pm) a large, hand-drawn animation of a Devon carer and her son will be projected onto the Exeter Phoenix Building as part of a collaborative project to celebrate the millions of unpaid carers who work around the clock looking after their friends and family at home. Research shows their role has been made even harder by the closure of support services during the COVID crisis.
Spotlight on Care is an emotive contemporary art project inspired by a collaboration between Exeter-based illustrator-animator Leo Jamelli and...
Exeter-based illustrator-animator Leo Jamelli is collaborating with University of Exeter academics Dr Siobhan O’Dwyer and Dr Catriona McKenzie on an emotive contemporary art project entitled Spotlight on Care.
He's created a hand-drawn animation of an unpaid carer from Exeter which will be projected onto the Exeter Phoenix after dark in late October. The two-storey high projection will celebrate the millions who work around the clock caring for family and friends at home. Research shows their role has been made even harder by the closure of support services during the COVID crisis...
New apprentices are training to take to the promenade as they get ready to resurrect traditional seaside entertainment in Britain this summer.
Beachside shows with slapstick, songs and Punch and Judy have become rare as holiday habits change. Now a group of young people are being trained in the art of family seaside entertainments so this entertainment can be seen again, and skills passed down to future generations.
The performances will bring joy to locals and holidaymakers in Devon this summer, as well as providing employment and training for new performers,...
One of the oldest books of English literature in the world - created more than 1,000 years ago - is now available for anyone to browse online for the first time.
The Exeter Book is one of the four most significant verse manuscripts to survive from the Anglo-Saxon period and contains the vast majority of all surviving Old English poetry. Its origins are a mystery.
The new website and digital technology gives a fascinating glimpse into the production of the book, allowing people to explore doodles made a century ago of people and even an angel.
A project to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere will be crucial to the UK’s bid to reach Net Zero by 2050 – and is set to spark the biggest change in land use since the Second World War.
The NetZeroPlus project, led by Professor Ian Bateman from the University of Exeter Business School, is one of five interdisciplinary projects that will receive a total of £31.5m from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) – with each project investigating a different method of removing harmful greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere.
The University of Exeter has launched a ‘Green Futures’ campaign and website to drive action on the environment and climate emergency ahead of the G7 in Cornwall and COP26 in Glasgow this year.
According to a recent Reuters list, the University of Exeter has the UK’s five most influential climate scientists - all in the top 21 in the world . For more than twenty years the University has been leading the way in interdisciplinary research to better understand and tackle environment and climate change. By mobilising expertise in research and education, the University is seeking to...