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Sussex historian digs up the facts for major BBC radio series on botany

14 July 2014

A University of Sussex historian is the advisor on a major new BBC radio series this summer documenting the growth of Kew’s Royal Botanic Gardens.


New internal funding scheme launched through Sussex Research

4 July 2014

Sussex Research is launching a new scheme called the Research Opportunities Fund.


The QSHE Team have moved!

24 June 2014

The QSHE Team have moved from the Hastings Building, and are now located on the 4th floor of Bramber House.


Historians become scientists to reveal the real reason for a decline in violent crime

17 June 2014

A scientific analysis of words recorded at the Old Bailey reveals how changes in culture rather than law helped to reduce violent crime.


Strategic Competition leads to funding for two research programmes

5 June 2014

The first ever Strategic Competition for substantial investment in a research programme has been run by Sussex Research.


Sussex Research funds seven new projects

20 May 2014

Sussex Research has made seven awards in the second round of the Research Development Fund.


Head of School of History, Art History and Philosophy to leave Sussex

15 May 2014

Professor Matthew Cragoe is to step down as Head of the School of History, Art History and Philosophy (HAHP) at Sussex.


Former Lib Dem leader visits campus to talk wartime resistance

14 May 2014

Lord (Paddy) Ashdown visited campus today (Wednesday 14 May) to talk about resistance in the Second World War, as part of a two-day University event.


University archive’s poignant Kipling letter ‘moves’ royal visitors

21 March 2014

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall viewed items from the Kipling archive when they visited Bateman's, the writer's former Sussex home.


Sussex launches Resistance Studies initiative

13 March 2014

A new initiative that will explore the historic and contemporary meanings of resistance is being launched at Sussex this spring with two events.


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