University of Southampton


Lutist Liz Kenny

Performance revives masque music tradition of Jacobean England

22 May 2015

Operatic music of Royal court masque balls is being brought back to life by a group of players and singers led by a University of Southampton musician. Head of Early Music and leading lute player Liz Kenny will perform A Masque of Moments with her ensemble Theatre of the Ayre at the Salisbury International Arts Festival.

Prostate Cancer UK awards Southampton researchers crucial grant thanks to Movember funds

22 May 2015

Researchers from the University of Southampton have received a grant of over £230,000 to explore a new way to reduce unnecessary treatment of non-aggressive prostate cancers.

Surviving harsh environments becomes a death-trap for specialist corals

21 May 2015

The success of corals that adapt to survive in the world’s hottest sea could contribute to their demise through global warming, according to new research.

Southampton’s EPSRC grants break the £200 million mark

20 May 2015

The University of Southampton has, for the first time, surpassed £200m active funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

New project to reveal the secrets of the ocean’s ‘twilight’ zone

20 May 2015

The University of Southampton is to share in a £3.7m grant to investigate the ocean’s ‘twilight’ zone, which plays a key role in storing carbon to keep atmospheric CO2 30 per cent lower than it would otherwise be.

Family history of breast cancer doesn’t mean a poor prognosis for women who develop the disease

20 May 2015

A new study has found that women who are diagnosed with breast cancer and have a family history of the disease face no worse of a prognosis after treatment than other women with breast cancer.

New Europe-wide open data incubator programme offers startups €100k equity free funding

19 May 2015

The new EU funded Open Data Incubator for Europe (ODInE), which involves the University of Southampton, is today calling out to startups across the UK and Europe to apply for a place on its new programme, with the chance to secure up to €100k of grant funding.

Southampton scientists identify breakthrough to help prevent Hepatitis C virus replicating

19 May 2015

New research from the University of Southampton has identified how changes in the cell membrane play a pivotal role in how the Hepatitis C virus replicates.

Southampton academic to head polling inquiry

18 May 2015

Patrick Sturgis, Professor of Research Methodology in Social Statistics and Demography at the University of Southampton, has been announced as Chair of an inquiry set up to examine errors in the pre-election opinion polls for the 2015 General Election campaign.

Ancient skeleton shows leprosy may have spread to Britain from Scandinavia

14 May 2015

An international team, including archaeologists from the University of Southampton, has found evidence suggesting leprosy may have spread to Britain from Scandinavia. The team, led by the University of Leiden, and including researchers from Historic England and the universities of Southampton, Birmingham, Surrey, and Swansea, examined a 1500 year old male skeleton, excavated at Great Chesterford in Essex, England during the 1950s.

Can diet and exercise prevent muscle loss in old age?

13 May 2015

Scientists at the University of Southampton have shown that although some studies find diet can enhance the effects of exercise to prevent muscle loss in later life, current evidence about what works is inconsistent.

Did ocean acidification from the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs cause marine mollusc extinction?

12 May 2015

New research, led by the University of Southampton, has questioned the role played by ocean acidification, produced by the asteroid impact that killed the dinosaurs, in the extinction of ammonites and other planktonic calcifiers 66 million years ago.

New national database of coastal flooding launched

12 May 2015

Scientists have compiled a new database of coastal flooding in the UK over the last 100 years, which they hope will provide crucial information to help prevent future flooding events.

Research shows nurses are short on time, not compassion

12 May 2015

Jane Ball, Principal research fellow at University of Southampton, writes for The Conversation on International Nurses Day about how time - or specifically the lack of it - is arguably the most pressing challenge facing the delivery of nursing care.

Gender difference in vital cell count of HIV patients

12 May 2015

Male HIV patients in rural South Africa reach the low immunity levels required to become eligible for antiretroviral treatment in less than half the time it takes for immunity levels to drop to similar levels in women, according to new research from the University of Southampton.

Professor Dame Jessica Corner

Professor Dame Jessica Corner recognised for excellence in medical research

11 May 2015

Professor Dame Jessica Corner has been made a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in recognition of her contribution to medical science.

Dame Jessica, who is Dean of Health Sciences at the University of Southampton, is a world-leading expert on cancer and palliative care. In June 2014, she was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to healthcare research and education.

Sounds of 18th century India brought back to life

8 May 2015

The music of 18th century Indian musicians and dancers has been revived, recorded and reinterpreted for the 21st century by highly acclaimed harpsichordist and University of Southampton Turner Sims Fellow, Jane Chapman.

‘Make like a bat’: study finds two ears attuned to high frequencies help us find objects using echoes

8 May 2015

The ability that some people have to use echoes to determine the position of an otherwise silent object, in a similar way to bats and dolphins, requires good high-pitch hearing in both ears, according to new research from the University of Southampton.

Space debris from satellite explosion increases collision risk for space craft

6 May 2015

Debris from the US Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP) F13 satellite, which recently exploded in orbit, could pose a threat to other spacecraft and missions according to new research from the University of Southampton.

Professor receives top honour from Royal Geographical Society

6 May 2015

David Martin, Professor of Geography at the University of Southampton, is to be awarded the prestigious Back Award (2015) by the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers). Professor Martin will receive the honour in recognition of outstanding research which has led to a new approach for compiling and analysing official statistics – in particular for the UK Census. His work to demonstrate the importance of small area data contributed to a government decision to retain the census for 2021.

New European project shines a light on the importance of Photonics

30 April 2015

The University of Southampton is marking the 2015 International Year of Light, by taking part in a new project to help people and businesses throughout Europe understand the importance of photonics, the science of light.

Auditory Implant Service wins innovation award to improve quality of health care

30 April 2015

Dr Helen Cullington from University of Southampton Auditory Implant Service has been selected by the Health Foundation, an independent health care charity, to be part of its new £1.5 million innovation programme, Innovating for Improvement.

Students in Hartley Library

Highest QAA rating for Southampton’s enhancement of student learning

30 April 2015

The University of Southampton has been commended by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) for its enhancement of student learning opportunities.

Gender equality linked with higher condom use in HIV positive young women in South Africa

30 April 2015

Young HIV positive women are more likely to practice safer sex if they have an equitable perception of gender roles, according to new research involving the University of Southampton.

Southampton graduate to make record-breaking North Atlantic rowing attempt

29 April 2015

On Friday 1 May, University of Southampton alumnus Lawrence Walters (Ship Science, 2014) will be rowing the Atlantic Ocean in support of The Brain Tumour Charity.

Students demonstrate traditional shipbuilding skills

29 April 2015

Archaeologists from the University of Southampton are set to demonstrate shipbuilding skills from the days of Britain’s most famous Royal Navy flag officer, Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson.

Southampton’s Auditory Implant Serv

Centre celebrates 25 years of bringing sound to deaf ears

27 April 2015

Southampton’s Auditory Implant Service celebrated 25 years of helping deaf adults and children to hear on Saturday.

Exhibition gives unique insight into Wellington and Waterloo

24 April 2015

The University of Southampton has launched a new exhibition which gives a unique perspective on the Duke of Wellington’s role in the Battle of Waterloo.

Paulasteriidae starfish

New family of starfish named after Southampton marine biologist

22 April 2015

A newly-discovered family of starfish species has been named after University of Southampton Professor Paul Tyler MBE.


Active ageing on the up in EU, despite economic crisis and austerity

16 April 2015

A healthy and active old age is a reality for many Europeans and is a genuine possibility for many more, despite the 2008 economic crash and years of austerity measures, according to a new United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and European Commission (EC) report, produced at the University of Southampton.