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Find out about exciting research taking place at the University in these short videos

Friday 23rd Oct 2020, 11.00am

Lockdown Walks - What's that solar panel doing?

Have you ever walked down the street and seen a rooftop covered in black shiny panels? Ever wondered exactly what they are and what they're doing? In this episode of 'Lockdown Walks' we're talking SOLAR PANELS. Sit back, relax, and let Sebastian Bonilla tell you all about them...Then why not see...

Friday 16th Oct 2020, 11.15am

Lockdown Walks - What's the secret behind Autumn colours?

Woolly jumpers, pumpkin-picking, steaming mugs of cocoa - there are lots of things to love about Autumn (or Fall for our North American friends)! And surely nothing can beat those beautiful Autumn colours? But what's the secret behind those amazing hues of red, orange and yellow?

Friday 9th Oct 2020, 10.30am

Lockdown Walks - Who's that American in the woods?

Plant scientist Dr Hayley Tumas is out for a walk in the English countryside...but she's not the only American in the woods! The Douglas fir has been found in the UK for around 200 years - but how did this huge tree, native to the Pacific Northwest of America, make the jump across the pond? Find...

Friday 2nd Oct 2020, 10.30am

Lockdown Walks - Is this a fossil I see before me?

You find fossils on the beach, right? If you're really lucky and spend ages looking? WRONG! Fossils - by which we mean the preserved remains of ancient life - can be found all around us! Including, as Matt Sutton tells us, in the centre of town...Make sure you look out for one next time you're...


Explore The Big Questions with experts from around the University

What does the R Rate really mean?
Wednesday 21st Oct 2020, 12.30pm

What does the 'R Rate' really mean?

We're all pretty used to hearing lots of pandemic-related terminology by now. I mean, last year, who knew what ‘social distancing’ meant? Not me! But it can be difficult to get to grips with what exactly all these new terms mean. For instance, what does the ‘R Rate’ really mean?

How do we measure pain?
Wednesday 15th Jul 2020, 12.30pm

How do you measure pain?

We all feel pain differently. What to one person may be the worst pain in the world, might be a mild irritation to another person; but why? At the moment, we don’t have a thorough understanding of how pain is processed, meaning it is difficult to devise treatments for chronic (long-term...