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Research staff and students undertake activities to share their knowledge with non-academic audiences. Find out more about some of these activities, from public lectures and school visits, to book publications and television interviews.

The Light touch…

Optical tweezers, miniscule forces that light exerts on micron-size particles, developed by researchers in the School of Physics and Astronomy, have empowered scientists to perform important studies on single…

Philosophy education in schools

Coordinated by Dr Lisa Jones, under the auspices of a Philosophy-in-Schools Programme (POPS), philosophers from the Department of Philosophy have informed, supported, and developed the work of teachers of philosophy in…

BBC documentation on the Middle Ages

Two BBC television series on medieval subjects: Inside the Medieval Mind (BBC4, 2008) and The Normans (BBC2, 2010), written and presented by world-leading medieval historian, Professor Robert Bartlett of the School of…

Illustration of a man, fox and wolf

“Seamus Heaney’s Five Fables” iPad app

Dr Chris Jones and Dr Ian Johnson, from the School of English, have collaborated with Flickerpix Animations and Touch Press on their exciting new multimedia iPad app of Seamus Heaney’s translation of Five Fables by the…