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23 March 2023

Oxford Brookes music lecturer researches the music used to depict characters in video games

The music used in the popular video game The Lord of The Rings Online to represent good and evil characters raises moral and ethical questions about cultural appropriation, according to research by a lecturer from Oxford Brookes University.

Dr Matt Lawson teaching at Oxford Brookes University

08 March 2023

Oxford Brookes University part of £3.35m pilot project to install heat pumps in Oxford

A ground-breaking research project that will see up to 150 clean air-source heat pumps installed in Oxford homes is being supported by Oxford Brookes University.

Oxford Brookes University campus

06 March 2023

Oxford Brookes University PhD student to present his research in Parliament

An Oxford Brookes University PhD student is due to attend Parliament today to present his research on how high-intensity physical activity can improve the health of children.

Image of PhD student Sam Burden

01 March 2023

AI at Blenheim Palace

Oxford Brookes and Blenheim Palace collaborate to boost sustainability and operations with innovative tech and data analytics.

researchers in a group walking through Blenheim

01 March 2023

Need for a National Independent Living Strategy for our Ageing Population

Professor Roy Sandbach advocates for national independent living strategy for ageing population

photo of Roy Sandbach

10 February 2023

Oxford Brookes historian to appear on Valentine’s Day themed podcasts

An Oxford Brookes University academic with expertise in the history of romantic relationships will appear in two hit podcasts this Valentine’s Day.

Dr Sally Holloway and Jonathan Van Ness

10 February 2023

Oxford Brookes supports study to accelerate Oxford’s transition to Net Zero

Oxford Brookes University is working in partnership with Oxford City Council after the council was awarded £75,000 feasibility funding by the government to help accelerate Oxford’s transition to Net Zero.

Photo: Solar panels on the roof of Oxford Brookes’ Abercrombie building.

06 February 2023

Family-friendly science bazaar aims to inspire the next generation of young researchers

A giant Lego butterfly, real-life baby crocodiles, cutting-edge artificial intelligence and much more will feature at a Science Bazaar at Oxford Brookes University.

The Oxford Brookes Science Bazaar

20 January 2023

CIRIN represented at a Solent University symposium

CIRIN represented at the Effecting Change symposium at Solent University.

butterflies and larvae hanging upside down

18 January 2023

New free packs developed by early-years experts help parents support infants’ development

Hundreds of new resource packs developed by a team including researchers from Oxford Brookes University and the University of Oxford are being distributed to families with babies and toddlers. 

Dr Nayeli Gonzalez-Gomez, (right) and Dr Alex Hendry, with some of the colourful books and resources from the packs.