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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 […]

Southampton lutenist helps launch early music award

A University of Southampton musician is helping stage national awards celebrating composition and early music. Elizabeth Kenny, one of Europe’s leading lutenists and Head of Early Music at Southampton, along with her ensemble Theatre of the Ayre, are partnering with The National Centre for Early Music (NCEM) and BBC Radio 3 to present the 2016 […]

Southampton researchers find a new way to weigh a star

Researchers from the University of Southampton have developed a new method for measuring the mass of pulsars – highly magnetised rotating neutron stars formed from the remains of massive stars after they explode into supernovae. Until now, scientists have determined the mass of stars, planets and moons by studying their motion in relation to others […]

Southampton’s Heritage Steamship set to sail for 2015 season

SS Shieldhall, Southampton’s heritage steamship, will embark on her 2015 sailing programme with three cruises over the weekend of 30th and 31st May. A morning family cruise on Sat 30th May between 11am and 1pm will see a party of Vikings on board, marking 1000 years of King Canute in Southampton. There will be lots […]

Professor receives top honour from Royal Geographical Society

David Martin, Professor of Geography at the University of Southampton, is to be awarded the prestigious Back Award (2015) by the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers). Professor Martin will receive the honour in recognition of outstanding research which has led to a new approach for compiling and analysing official statistics – […]

Exhibition gives unique insight into Wellington and Waterloo

The University of Southampton has launched a new exhibition which gives a unique perspective on the Duke of Wellington’s role in the Battle of Waterloo. Wellington and Waterloo: ‘the tale is in every Englishman’s mouth’ draws from the Wellington Archives – a collection of papers belonging to Arthur Wellesley, the first Duke of Wellington (1769-1852), […]

New initiatives see Southampton’s heritage venues on the map

A new grouping of Southampton’s heritage venues aiming to promote the City’s rich heritage has been launched. The ‘Southampton Heritage Experience’ has seen Solent Sky, SeaCity and Tudor House, SS Shieldhall, The Hythe Ferry, The Mayflower 400 Project and See Southampton guides collaborate to produce heritage maps and vouchers that will encourage visitors to the […]

In hot and cold water: The private lives of ‘Hoff’ crabs revealed

Researchers at the University of Southampton have shed light on the private life of a new species of deep-sea crab, previously nicknamed the “Hoff” crab because of its hairy chest. Male and female Hoff crabs lead largely separate lives at volcanic vents 1.5 miles (2.4 km) deep on the ocean floor near Antarctica, because of […]