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Romanticism, ‘The Rime’, and Imperial Culture
Dr Arun Sood, Lecturer in English, reflects on the metaphorical interpretations of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s iconic poem.
Doctors graduate early as University boosts support for NHS
The next generation of doctors from the University of Plymouth’s Peninsula Medical School celebrated the start of a new chapter as they graduated early to support the NHS in its hour of need
A sense of home: how the books we read shape our lives
A sense of home: how the books we read shape our lives. During this period of self-isolation, Dr Kathryn Gray reflects on her life and career and explores her roots through several key books.
Fossil reveals evidence of 200 million-year-old ‘squid’ attack
A new study led by the University of Plymouth has uncovered what is believed to be the world’s oldest known example of a squid-like creature attacking its prey.
University-NHS music video hitting the right notes
A project between Derriford Hospital's Emergency Department and the Music Department at the University proves an online success.
New trial platform could accelerate cure for Parkinson’s disease
Despite 30 years of research, not a single therapy has been found to successfully delay or stop the progression of Parkinson’s disease (PD).
Survey suggests COVID-19 could have long-term benefits for family life
A survey by University of Plymouth academics showed the COVID-19 lockdown had resulted in more family time, with parents feeling more connected to their children as they were able to achieve a better work-life balance
Spinout raises funding to accelerate tests for harmful bacteria
Molendotech, a University of Plymouth spinout company, has recently attracted strong interest internationally from potential customers concerned about secondary infections as they tackle the COVID-19 outbreak.
Keeping the fleet sailing during Covid-19
Dr Kimberly Tam, from the Maritime Cyber Threats Research Group, talks about its work to protect ships from cyber attacks so that essential supplies can reach the UK's ports
Partnership provides 20,000 recyclable face shields for COVID-19 essential staff
Engineers at the University of Plymouth are working alongside staff from Plympton-based Prestige Packaging to design and manufacture a new series of recyclable face shields for use during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Award-winning microplastics pioneer elected as Fellow of the Royal Society
Professor Richard Thompson OBE, Director of the University of Plymouth’s Marine Institute and Head of its International Marine Litter Research Unit, has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society.
Top tips: Music for the lockdown
University of Plymouth academics suggest some of the best listens to help improve your mood during the Covid-19 pandemic.