Topic Opinion pieces

Published: 22 July 2024

Country and party before self – what Biden's stepping down means for the history books

President Joe Biden stood in front of an American flag

By American Politics expert Dr David Brockington

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Last updated: 5 July 2024

The Suffragettes and Plymouth


The fight for women’s rights and the acclaimed film Suffragette

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Published: 6 June 2024

Peatlands are nature's unsung climate warriors

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Dr Scott Davidson explains how these ancient landscapes have a myriad of functions, from carbon storage to biodiversity restoration

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Last updated: 5 June 2024

Feeding the footballers – the role of a sports nutritionist

A football decorated with the country flags of Euro 2024 participants hitting the back of a net.

As the UEFA Euro 2024 group stages kick off, two academics explain how player diets can be the difference between the next round and the plane home

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Last updated: 31 May 2024

Analysing the impact of Britain's longest rulers

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As Queen Elizabeth II becomes our longest-reigning monarch, we assess the impact of her 63 years on the throne

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Last updated: 31 May 2024

Making smart decisions on technology

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Following concerns about technology in schools, we explore a debate that has raged for generations

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Last updated: 13 May 2024

Dementia - a growing problem with growing solutions

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A discussion of Plymouth University's contribution to the fight against dementia

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Last updated: 1 May 2024

Tackling obesity needs a combination of magic bullets

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Plymouth is playing host to a national conference on obesity with expertise that could hold the key to a multi-faceted solution to obesity

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Last updated: 29 April 2024

A moment in history

Nancy: The Story of Lady Astor

Why we should celebrate the centenary of a landmark decision for British democracy and women's rights which came after four years of war

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Last updated: 29 April 2024

Focus on engineering to overcome global challenges

The Tamar (1962) and Royal Albert (1859) bridges over the River Tamar are well known examples of local civil engineering, visited during the course.

Professor Deborah Greaves writes as the university launches its School of Engineering

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