Combining the sciences to tackle health challenges: UTI diagnosis, social science and SLIC

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are among the most common infections investigated in clinical settings, affecting more than 404.6 million individuals in 2019. These bacterial infections are usually treated with antibiotics, but a global rise in antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has meant that diagnosing and treating UTIs increasingly requires a high level of specificity, in order to … Read more

Theology for a new conversation: disability and healthcare rationing

What comes to mind when you think of ‘the perfect human?’ Are they athletic, musical, intelligent – or just able-bodied? Whether we realise it or not, the concept of an able-bodied ‘perfect human’ is something that permeates our lives, from daily social interactions to healthcare – having deep-seated effects on how disabled and neurodivergent people … Read more

A Deep Dive into History: Viewing heritage through the lens of climate change

A familiar threat and a global catastrophe, climate change has had adverse effects on every aspect of our day-to-day lives. Most can list the primary repercussions of climate change, but few recognise the impact it has on human-made and naturally occurring heritage sites. Heritage sites have “Outstanding Universal Value,” as they have immense cultural significance … Read more

‘Sacred Space and Social Memory’: lessons from the land in the Grenadines and the Isle of Skye 

On opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean lie Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and the Isle of Skye. The cultures of these two islands have unique connections to land, in which the natural environment is deeply intertwined with culture and community. These connections have endured through a long history of challenge: clearances, dispossession, and displacement … Read more

Silico: A chemist’s new best friend?

Oliver Lee is a postgraduate student working in the School of Chemistry. Under the guidance of Professor Eli Zysman-Colman, Oliver’s primary focus comprises designing efficient Organic Light-Emitting Diodes (OLEDs).  OLEDs are used primarily in devices such as smartphones, computers, light panels, and other tools requiring screens that emit light. These devices can emit across the … Read more