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Ruby Wax appointed Chancellor of the University of Southampton

The University of Southampton has announced that actor, author and leading mental health campaigner Ruby Wax, OBE, has been appointed as Chancellor.

SEE Southampton tour guides shortlisted for Tourism Awards

The enterprising work of SEE Southampton has been recognised by a tourism body, who have shortlisted the organisations ‘Vaults and Vino’ guided walk and wine tasting event for a prestigious tourism award. ‘The Beautiful South’ Awards for Excellence winners are announced at The Grand Hotel Brighton on the evening of 5 December, with SEE Southampton […]

Southampton to play key role in the world’s electric vehicle revolution

he University of Southampton is set to play a key role in accelerating the development of the next generation of batteries and battery materials to power the UK’s and the world’s electric vehicle revolution. Building on the University’s strengths and expertise in High-Performance Computing and Electrochemistry, researchers from Chemistry, Mathematics and Engineering have joined two […]

Professor Lisa McNeill co-leads Corinth Active Rift Development expedition

A University of Southampton expert in tectonics is helping to lead a major investigation in one of the most seismically active areas in Europe. Southampton Professor Lisa McNeill is Co-Chief Scientist on the Corinth Active Rift Development expedition which left the port of Corinth in Central Greece on 20 October on board the drilling vessel […]

Southampton scientist honoured with Royal Society award

A University of Southampton scientist whose groundbreaking research has benefited millions of people worldwide has been honoured by The Royal Society. Timothy Leighton, Professor of Ultrasonics and Underwater Acoustics, has been announced as recipient of the Clifford Paterson Medal “for translation of his fundamental research into acoustics and its application in many areas including anti-microbial […]

‘From Cabin “Boys” to Captains: 250 years of Women at Sea’ book launched to mark Shieldhall’s first cruise of 2016

Steamship Shieldhall, Southampton’s hidden heritage asset, commenced its sailing programme for 2016 on Saturday 4 June with a 2-hour morning cruise of the Southampton Docks, followed by an afternoon cruise down Southampton Water. In between the two cruises, Shieldhall welcomed author Dr Jo Stanley aboard, for a launch of her book ‘From Cabin “Boys” to […]

Flying Scotsman to visit Hampshire with the Cathedrals Express

After more than 10 years away from the mainline, the world’s most famous locomotive, Flying Scotsman, which returned to action earlier this year, visited Hampshire twice this summer, hauling The Cathedrals Express. On Saturday 21 and Saturday 28 May, locals lucky enough to have tickets for these sold out trips joined the train at Salisbury […]

Chandlers discover their local roots

Local Southampton Tour Guide Geoff Wheeler was thrilled when he had the opportunity to take a family around Southampton’s historic walls on Wednesday 11 May. However, this was no ordinary family, but an extended family of ‘Chandlers’ – some 46 in total, all of whom can trace their ancestry back to the time of the […]

Leading roles for Southampton researchers in pioneering health project

Health researchers from the University of Southampton are to play a key role in an ambitious national project to scan the bones, hearts and brains of 100,000 middle-aged people. The £40 million UK Biobank imaging project, which launches today (Thursday), will provide new perspectives on the best way to prevent and treat multi-faceted conditions that […]

Duran Duran headlining Common People 2016

Set to take the two-day metropolitan jamboree by storm, Duran Duran have been announced as the headline Common People 2016, topping the bill at Southampton Common on Sunday 29th May. Common People head honcho Rob da Bank says: “So, we were already off to a flyer with Common People selling out last year, announcing a second site this […]