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25 May 2023

Anwar Akhtar delivers powerful keynote at theme launch

Critically acclaimed British Pakistani writer, journalist, theatre producer and documentary filmmaker Anwar Akhtar delivered a powerful keynote talk at the second Safe and Inclusive Communities launch event at ARU in Chelmsford on 8 March 2023.

Read more about Anwar Akhtar's talk
4 May 2023

Sustainable Futures announces speakers for first annual conference

The Sustainable Futures team have announced the speakers for their forthcoming conference on resilience to extreme events. Delegates will hear from professionals and experts on the themes of Cultural Heritage, Healthcare, and Infrastructure in Cambridge on 21-22 June 2023.

Find out more about the Sustainable Futures Conference on resilience to extreme events
13 April 2023

Sustainable Futures to hold conference on resilience to extreme events

The Sustainable Futures team have organised a conference on resilience to extreme events. Taking place on ARU's Cambridge Campus on 21-22 June 2023, the event aims to bring together experts and professionals from around the globe to share knowledge and practical insights on how to prepare for, and respond to extreme events.

Find out more about the Sustainable Futures Conference on resilience to extreme events
17 March 2023

In Fair Health? team to introduce new research at Cambridge Festival

On 22 March 2023, Prof Margaret Greenfields, Research Assistant and PhD student Sophie Coker, and Sheldon Chadwick of the Showmen’s Mental Health Awareness Charity will present their research findings on the health experiences of Travelling Showmen, followed by a panel discussion. There will also be the opportunity to view Mary Humphrey's Images from Showmen’s Lives photography exhibition.

Find out more about the In Fair Health? event at the Cambridge Festival
29 November 2022

Academics present diabetic health research at Health, Performance and Wellbeing launch

Dr Raju Sapkota, Dr Pamela Knight, and Dr Justin Roberts gave a poster presentation, 'Barriers to the uptake of diabetic health services among Black Caribbean people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in the UK' at the Health, Performance and Wellbeing research theme launch in Cambridge on 28 November 2022. They discussed the aims, methods, and findings of their research into Black Caribbean patients' healthcare experiences.

View the 'Barriers to the uptake of diabetic health services among black Caribbean people diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes in the UK' poster (PDF)
29 November 2022

Academics present contraception access research at Health, Performance and Wellbeing launch

Dr Susan Walker and Claire Hooks gave a poster presentation, 'Improving access to contraception for women experiencing drug addiction' at the Health, Performance and Wellbeing research theme launch in Cambridge on 28 November 2022. They summarised the aims, outcomes, and future of their project, which involved developing a network of public and third sector stakeholders who work with women with drug addiction who also required contraception.

View the 'Improving access to contraception for women experiencing drug addiction' poster (PDF)
24 November 2022

Read the latest IRENES newsletter

Find out about the latest IRENES project developments in the UK and internationally in our newsletter.

Read the fifth IRENES newsletter
6 October 2022

In Fair Health? team to showcase research at Chelmsford Science Festival

Members of the In Fair Health? team will be at Chelmsford's Meadows Shopping Centre on 13 October 2022 with fun, interactive fairground activities for all the family. Drop by to learn more about the life, culture and work of Travelling Showmen and the health and wellbeing challenges that they face.

Find out more about the In Fair Health? event at the Chelmsford Science Festival
22 September 2022

Safe and Inclusive Communities hosts festival event

The Safe and Inclusive Communities team will be discussing their experiences of working with ‘hard to reach groups’ from marginalised and often vulnerable communities, as well as the difficulties in researching politically sensitive themes, at the Chelmsford Science Festival on 12 October 2022.

Find out more about our Chelmsford Science Festival event
22 September 2022

Sustainable Futures to launch to the public with appearance from first British astronaut

The Sustainable Futures theme launches to the public at Chelmsford Cathedral on Tuesday 18 October 2022, with a keynote speech by Helen Sharman OBE, the first British astronaut. Helen will also answer questions in discussion with Abigail Blake, ARU Masters student in Sustainability.

Find out more about the Sustainable Futures launch event with Helen Sharman OBE
22 September 2022

Sustainable Futures to hold event as part of ARU Family Science Day

The Sustainable Futures team is holding an event alongside the Gaia exhibition at Chelmsford Cathedral, in support of the ARU Family Science Day on Saturday 15 October 2022 at the Chelmsford Science Festival.

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22 September 2022

Sustainable Futures to hold launch event

ARU researchers are invited to attend the launch of the Sustainable Futures research theme in Cambridge on 27 September 2022. This is a great opportunity to network with colleagues, meet regional leaders in sustainability, and collectively brainstorm new, exciting areas for research activity.

5 September 2022

Sustainable Futures members discuss direction for 2022/23

The Sustainable Futures leadership team met with representatives from ARU research groups aligned to the theme to feedback on internal and external research and stakeholder engagement about the theme and to discuss priorities and planning for 2022/23.

1 September 2022

Images from Showmen's Lives exhibition comes to ARU's Cambridge campus

Images from Showmen's Lives, an exhibition of photos created by Mary Humphrey to engage participants in the In Fair Health? project, will be on display on ARU's Cambridge campus throughout September for World Fun Fair Month 2022.

17 June 2022


A word game! I'm good at word games! Use cards to make words, use the points from the letters you use to buy more letters, as well as blanks that can be used as any letter and tallied up at the end. Some letter cards have additional powers!
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11 November 2021

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8 November 2021

Publishing: is it worth it?

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4 November 2021

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3 November 2021

Chaos at the conference

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Chaos map at COP26
1 November 2021

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5 September 2021


Collect bird cards and place them in your forest, wheat fields and wetlands. Roll dice to get mice, worms, fish, berries and wheat to feed them. Lay eggs. Go hunting.

Find out more about Wingspan
14 July 2021


Use lots of different coloured dice to fill in a stained-glass window without having two of the same colour or value next to each other. Pretty.

Find out more about Sagrada
19 May 2021

Port Royal

Push your luck. Turn over cards until you see something you want to claim or buy, or until you have two ships of the same colour and ignominiously go bust.

Find out more about Port Royal
14 April 2021


Colourful tiles! Addictive mechanics! Really annoying when the other player takes the tiles you had your eye on, or leaves you with a load of tiles you can't use, losing you loads of points!

Find out more about Azul
4 January 2021

King of Tokyo

Start off with 10 hearts and 0 victory points. Roll the dice to hit other players, regain lost hearts (as long as your character isn't in Tokyo), and accrue energy cubes and victory points. Use your energy cubes to buy cards that advantage you/disadvantage the other players. Get 20 victory points, or be the last one standing, to win.

Find out more about King of Tokyo