Sun 17 March 2019

Fine art friends win prestigious British Council Fellowships for world-famous Venice Biennale

Best friends Aimee McCallum and Lauren Wilson will spend a month immersed in and working at the world-famous Venice Biennale when it takes place later this year. The fine art students have been awarded Venice Fellowships by the British Council. Held in one of the world’s most romantic and architecturally important cities, the Venice Biennale has a history stretching back more than 120 years and is recognised as one of the world’s most important artistic events.

Tue 12 March 2019

Marine biologist dives into new science role

A marine biologist has secured her dream job in which she hopes to excite Cumbrian school children about science. Caroline Sharples, 31, is taking up a new position as academic lead for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) outreach at the University of Cumbria. Her job will show young people how exciting these subjects are and how they permeate every aspect of our lives. The role forms part of the university’s commitment to create more opportunities for young people to parti

Caroline Sharples STEM academic lead

Thu 07 March 2019

Carlisle Culture – How can Carlisle capitalise on creative industries?

How can Carlisle build upon its arts, heritage and cultural assets – including 200 new graduates every year – to boost the local, regional and national economy as creative industries continue to smash UK records? Business leaders are invited to join a panel of influential figures next Tuesday (12 March) at the University of Cumbria to explore how they can help Carlisle thrive through developing creative industries and related infrastructure. Guests include designer Wayne Hemingway MBE.

Thu 07 March 2019

UK farming expert wins Churchill Fellowship to learn lessons from Far East

Upland farming expert Dr Lois Mansfield, director of the University of Cumbria's Ambleside campus, is today unveiled as one of 150 people across the UK to be awarded a prestigious 2019 Churchill Fellowship. She will use her award to travel to Japan to learn about the country's approach to rural development. Churchill Fellowships are awarded to people who are recognised as being ‘uniquely qualified by their real-life experience’ to head overseas to learn about issues affecting the UK.

Mon 04 March 2019

‘Next generation’ student environmentalist selected for prestigious lecture

A University of Cumbria student touted as ‘the next generation of speakers’ has been selected to give a microlecture on adventure and discovery at the Royal Geographic Society (RGS). Originally from Norfolk, Taylor Butler-Eldridge, 25, will share his experience of working with Surfer’s Against Sewage inspiring school children in Cornwall and educating them about the impact of plastic pollution on marine ecology.

Taylor Butler-Eldridge

Mon 04 March 2019

Government minister Nick Gibb and author Frank Cottrell Boyce to top the bill at pioneering Northern education conference

Schools minister Nick Gibb and award-winning author Frank Cottrell Boyce will deliver keynote speeches in Carlisle next month when the city hosts one of the biggest events of its kind in northern England. The Northern Lights conference will celebrate good practice and explore the biggest issues faced by schools and educationalists across the region. The University of Cumbria’s Institute of Education is staging the event in partnership with the St Ninian Catholic Federation.

northern lights education conference