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    • Feeding the family during lockdown

      Feeding the family during lockdown

      Wed, 28 Jul 2021 12:26:48 GMT
      Food bills for some families in Oxford doubled during the national lockdowns, according to an Oxford Brookes academic who ran a focus group with local families.

    • Black in Architecture - capturing experiences, addressing racism

      Black in Architecture - capturing experiences, addressing racism

      Mon, 26 Jul 2021 09:17:22 GMT
      A new research community exploring racial equity in UK architecture is aiming to create an industry Charter and approach to help address race and systemic racism in architecture.

    • Young rower inspired to get active by groundbreaking Oxford Brookes project

      Young rower inspired to get active by groundbreaking Oxford Brookes project

      Thu, 15 Jul 2021 09:25:18 GMT
      Work by Oxford Brookes University to increase the activity levels of children with neurological conditions is highlighted in a new National campaign. MadeAtUni: Energising Places, launched by Universities UK and British Universities and Colleges Sport, celebrates the role of universities in the health and wellbeing of communities across the UK.

    • Euro 2020: could Twitter stop racist abuse before it happens?

      Euro 2020: could Twitter stop racist abuse before it happens?

      Tue, 13 Jul 2021 16:41:41 GMT
      As excitement built in England ahead of the Euro 2020 final against Italy, fans took to Twitter to express pride in their diverse and inspiring team. There was also a sense of nervous anticipation at the chance to win a major tournament for the first time in 55 years.

    • How missing out on nursery due to COVID has affected children’s development – new research

      How missing out on nursery due to COVID has affected children’s development – new research

      Tue, 06 Jul 2021 10:28:03 GMT
      Nurseries can be noisy places. A clutch of three-year-olds gathered round a book shout excitedly. Across the room, a small committee of toddlers negotiates over stickers and string.

    • Older people in research: Interdisciplinary participatory co-research and the role of digital technologies

      Older people in research: Interdisciplinary participatory co-research and the role of digital technologies

      Thu, 01 Jul 2021 13:13:59 GMT
      Funded by a university Central Research Excellence award this interdisciplinary project, across three universities, brings together researchers from the Humanities and Social Sciences, the School of Arts and the Business disciplines to focus on how to best engage older people in creativity through participative research and the role of digital technologies in this.

    • Eel products in the EU and the UK need better regulation

      Eel products in the EU and the UK need better regulation

      Wed, 30 Jun 2021 15:41:16 GMT
      Growing in popularity, unagi kabayaki - grilled freshwater eel in soy sauce - can be found on the menu of many Japanese restaurants, and is stocked by Asian shops and in specialist supermarkets. But new research tracing the DNA of eel fillets used for this dish has found that fraudulent food labelling is rife, with a third of the products violating EU regulations on the provision of food information.

    • Investing in Women-led Start-ups and Spinouts

      Investing in Women-led Start-ups and Spinouts

      Tue, 29 Jun 2021 11:53:58 GMT
      A webinar organised by The Centre for Diversity Policy and Practice on 'Investing in Women-Led Start-Ups and Spinouts'

    • Are zoos inadvertently complicit in wildlife trade? The case of a rare Borneo lizard

      Are zoos inadvertently complicit in wildlife trade? The case of a rare Borneo lizard

      Mon, 21 Jun 2021 16:06:07 GMT
      Should zoos display legally protected species that have been smuggled out of their native countries? New research led by Oxford Brookes University has found that accredited zoos have acquired a rare and legally protected reptile, the earless monitor lizard - native to Borneo - without any evidence that the animals were legally exported.

    • New research finds link between walking speed and the ability to do two things at once after stroke

      New research finds link between walking speed and the ability to do two things at once after stroke

      Fri, 18 Jun 2021 14:53:28 GMT
      Research has found that training stroke survivors to walk at a faster speed during recovery can help improve the brain function that enables people to walk and perform another task simultaneously, known as dual-task walking. The research, led by academics at Oxford Brookes University, was funded by the Stroke Association.