Out of left field #19

At GKP we always keep an eye out for the most interesting and unusual university stories to make the headlines. These are the stories from August that we think really deserve a second airing.

Education PR

1. Major Tim: The astronaut to deliver a public lecture (York)

2. Filling the Vacuum: The Cambridge reject attending a new university for tech enthusiasts (Dyson Institute)

3. Monkmania: The beloved University Challenge pair getting their own show (Oxford and Cambridge)

4. Ice Volcanoes: The third-year student's discovery of almost 100 volcanoes under Antarctica's ice (Edinburgh)

5. Farewell Fanny Hill: The re-banning of the book previously banned for 200 years (Royal Holloway vs Kent)

6. Bee Backpacks: The packs to track bees powered by their own electrical energy (Bangor)

7. EmbryoSaurus: The discovery of a pregnant pre-historic sea-reptile (Manchester)

8. Behind the Enigma: The lost letters from Alan Turing unearthed in a university filing cabinet (Manchester)

9. Think Twice: The weekend university course examining Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen songs (Cambridge)

10. Tracing Paper: The origami Banksy around campus (Wolverhampton)


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