Sixty years ago, on 31 January and 1 February 1953, over 300 people died in flooding on the East Coast of England. Recent research has found that the Cabinet partly funded the response to avoid blame and further requests for funding.
The European Commission has chosen Graphene as one of Europe’s first 10-year, 1,000 million euro Future Emerging Technologies flagships. The mission of this Flagship is to take graphene and related layered materials from academic laboratories to society, revolutionize multiple industries and create economic growth and new jobs in Europe.
A tool which could radically improve the diagnosis of language delays in infants in the UK is being developed by psychologists.
Care homes and NHS healthcare services must work more closely together to improve levels of care for older people, according to researchers.
Developing new approaches to the study of hate speech, exploring how people talk about climate change and looking at how changes in corporate governance are communicated will be part of the remit of a new £3.5m research hub at Lancaster University, which will study the use and manipulation of language in society.
Professor Kenneth Wilson from the Lancaster Environment Centre has met the Vice-President of Zambia to discuss the current food crisis caused by the crop pest the African Armyworm.
Large-scale cultivation of biofuels in Europe could lead to increased human mortality and crop losses according to research from the Lancaster Environment Centre.
Professor Linda Woodhead of Lancaster University has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours List for services to higher education.