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Monthly Archives: June 2016

Photo: Field Day Press shot

Festival: Field Day London (Saturday)

While Field Day may have started with a downpour, it was far from a washout

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Festival: Parklife 2016

Even the rain and the mud couldn’t put a dampener on Parklife

Oikonomou's company hopes to revolutionise energy system efficiency. Photo: National Graphene Institute

Manchester graphene start-up wins Royal Society prize

Former Manchester Ph.D. student Antonios Oikonomou has already won £50,000 through the Eli & Britt Harari competition to develop Eksagon

Michael Pennington with Beth Cooke as Cordelia Photo: Marc Brenner

Review: King Lear

In light of Shakespeare’s 400th birthday, this production of King Lear, with the lead role played by four-time Olivier nominee Michael Pennington, has been highly anticipated

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Preview: Nos Alive Festival 2016

“You had me at Radiohead”. Henry Scanlan previews the lineup at Lisbon’s Nos Alive Festival 2016

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In the defence of Raheem Sterling

With the whole country on the back of a very low 21 year old Raheem Sterling, is he not just a pair of shoes that needs some love?

Photo: Manchester Metropolitan University

Mandelson officially takes up MMU Chancellorship

“Lord of Darkness” Peter Mandelson began his term as the official figurehead of the university at the beginning of April this year

Photo: Chess Club Records

Interview: Sundara Karma

Elizabeth Rushton speaks to Sundara Karma frontman Oscar Lulu about the band’s new music, escapism, and glitter

Professor Withers, Dame Nancy Rothwell, and John Penrose MP. Photo: University of Manchester

Manchester receives prestigious royal award

For its successes in Materials research, the University of Manchester has been awarded one of 12 Regius Professorships to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday

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Interview: Eddie Jones

Will Kelly spoke to England Head Coach Eddie Jones on developing the future stars of England Rugby ahead of the U20 World Championships in Manchester

Photo: Olivier Bourgi @Flickr

Live: Jagwar Ma

Jagwar Ma descended on a packed, raucous Gorilla on Thursday night with new material from their upcoming second album

Photo: Rock Werchter

Festival Preview: Rock Werchter

This year the Belgian bonanza boasts (among other treats) the one and only Paul McCartney