Geography, geology and environment at Brighton

Where did we come from?

The American weekly news magazine Newsweek has interviewed Dr James Cole, our expert in Human Origins and Senior Lecturer in Archaeology, on the new theory that our ancestors came from Europe, not Africa.  

Moulsecoomb Campus Open Day

Open days are a great way to find out about the local area and the campus where you will be studying. You will also be able to hear more about your chosen subject and talk to our staff and current students. If you are thinking of beginning your studies in 2018 come along to our…

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Castles and Roses: University of Brighton research project

University of Brighton research project helps Canal and River Trust develop canal heritage in post-industrial Manchester  As part of the European Waterways Heritages project, SECP researchers Abigail Wincott and Paul Gilchrist, with PI Professor Neil Ravenscroft, have unveiled three new canal heritage trails for three under-appreciated areas of Manchester. For the two-year project, the team…

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School BBQ

Take a well earned break from end of semester revision and join us for some fun outdoor games, a BBQ and a some drinks on Friday 19 May. Open to all students and staff in our school. Let Daisy Kyle in the school office know if you are coming along. See you there! Dr Cyprian Njue…

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Dinosaur expert’s double award

The University of Brighton’s dinosaur expert, Dr Susannah Maidment, has won two top awards. Dr Susannah Maidment has collected the Palaeontological Association’s Hodson Award for her 10 years research following her PhD and her contribution to science. Her nominee said: “Susie is an outstanding early career palaeontologist who has made several highly significant and substantial…

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Why our ancestors turned to cannibalism

Research undertaken by Dr James Cole has quantified the calorific value of the human body to shed more light on the habits of our ancient human ancestors. Source: Why our ancestors turned to cannibalism

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