People features

Reality check

14 February 2018

For the Brighton Science Festival this month, Dr David Schwartzman and Dr Keisuke Suzuki are showcasing their research on visual hallucinations.


Spring season at Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts announced

18 January 2018

ACCA's spring 2018 programme draws on some of the most important themes of our times for inspiration: power, equality, protest and the environment.


“We look at other youth brands – and then we innovate”

16 January 2018

Liam Hackett, head of anti-bullying charity Ditch the Label and a Sussex alumnus, reveals the personal challenges that drive him.


Be persistent, be focused, but start with your own community, says Lady Hollick

16 January 2018

Lady Hollick OBE, Sussex alumna and campaigner for human rights, is receiving an honorary doctorate at the University’s Winter Graduation (2018).


The power of citizen science

16 January 2018

Sussex academics describe how collaborating with research volunteers can benefit everyone.


It is "sheer fantasy" to think AI will ever match an intelligent human

15 January 2018

Professor Maggie Boden, one of the most eminent experts in artificial intelligence, reflects on her 50 years of puzzling the mind-brain problem.


31 of Sussex's past honorary graduates you might have heard of ...

12 January 2018

The University of Sussex's Winter Graduation ceremonies take place next week and the University will be awarding two new honorary degrees.


On the edge: Why our coastline is crumbling

30 November 2017

Geomorphologist Dr John Barlow is using drones to understand how and when coastal rockfalls happen.


Street marshal scheme aims to make Brighton safer and quieter at night

11 October 2017

A new University of Sussex initiative is helping neighbourhoods to stay peaceful after dark.


The bar where it all began for Miriam and Tan

4 September 2017

East Slope bar will always be special for Tan and Miriam Sharma. It’s where they met in 2005 – and where they celebrated their marriage this year.


Sussex alumni bid farewell to the digs where they loved, lived and laughed

4 September 2017

Nearly 200 former residents gathered for a special party at East Slope to reminisce about life in the hillside warren that's soon to be replaced.


Academics bring rational scrutiny to politics, says Yanis Varoufakis

20 July 2017

The political economist and University of Sussex honorary graduate argues the case for the "unalloyed truth".


Sussex honours Debenhams designer who “came from absolutely nowhere”

19 July 2017

Clothes and homeware designer John Rocha describes his journey from a high-rise in Hong Kong to the height of haute couture.


Sussex researchers record soundscapes for BBC's Springwatch

16 June 2017

Biologist Dr Mika Peck and musician Dr Alice Eldridge are using their expertise to find out what's happening soundwise in our natural environments.


Newhaven Fort’s new musical role in the story of conscientious objectors

5 June 2017

The experiences of conscientious objectors during the First World War has inspired a choral performance at Newhaven Fort in East Sussex this weekend.


Flying off the page - Exhibition celebrates birds in literature

1 June 2017

Birds have been a constant source of inspiration for writers, says Dr Will Abberley, curator of 'Stories on the Wing' at Brighton's Booth Museum.


What makes a heartthrob? It's not what men think

14 February 2017

Historian Professor Carol Dyhouse's new book shows how economics, technology and politics have helped to shape women's desire.


“I wanted something that embraces diversity and brings people together”

5 December 2016

Rev Chris McDermott, University of Sussex Lead Chaplain, talks about how to cross religious boundaries.