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Nancy Rothwell / Global challenges, Manchester solutions

April 2021 Issue Words by Nancy Rothwell As I write we have more staff and students back on campus than we have been able to …

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Rethinking productivity

April 2021 Issue Words by Krystyna Rudzki Images by iStock/xavierarnau As the UK considers how its economy can recover from the impact of the pandemic, a …

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For health, equality and sustainability

April 2021 Issue Words by Vicky Taylor-Plane As a leading international research university, The University of Manchester is committed to playing a collaborative role in tackling …

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The graphene start-ups driving sustainability

April 2021 Issue Words by Alan Beck Image by Beenish courtesy of the Faculty of Science and Engineering Meet the graphene entrepreneurs putting social responsibility …

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Windfarms / Blowing in the right direction

Summer 2019 Issue Words by Hayley Cox Image by iStock/CharlieChesvick and /BrankoPhoto When it comes to energy, offshore appears to be the direction the wind …

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Ron Conway / Inspiring by example

Summer 2019 Issue Words by Suzanne Ross Image by David Gennard Fifteen years ago, a retired materials engineer was inspired to return to full-time study. …

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James Mason / Net zero

Summer 2019 Issue Words by James Mason Illustration by Steve McCabe   ‘Net zero’ and ‘carbon neutral’ have quickly become the go-to phrases for ambitious …

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Sir William Arthur Lewis / Development done differently

Summer 2019 Issue Words by Maree Perkins Image by Steve McCabe Founder of development economics, Nobel Prize winner, Britain’s first black professor: Sir William Arthur Lewis …

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Sir John Charnley / Medical Pioneer

Spring 2019 Issue Words by Angela Barlow Image by Steve McCabe Charnley presented an ambitious vision for a total hip replacement to the British Medical Association. His …

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Lasting legacy / Urban regeneration

Spring 2019 Issue Words by Frank Hamilton Image by Matthew Ludlam Foundation Communities, schools and streets across south Manchester have been lit up by dazzling works of art, …

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Dams / Powering development

Summer 2019 Issue Words by Chris Jordan Image by iStock/ rusm Engineering and development experts at The University of Manchester are investigating ways to ensure …

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Bone bricks / Rebuilding bodies

Spring 2019 Issue Words by Tom Howorth Image by Jill Jennings A team of engineers at Manchester is developing a revolutionary Lego-like system in bone …

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Protons / Fighting against cancer

Spring 2019 Issue Words by Kate Tidman Image by Christopher Doyle Ernest Rutherford first split the atom at The University of Manchester, so it’s only fitting …

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