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11 January 2021

Reviving a forgotten playwright for a new era

John Ford shaped the history of theatre, but most of his work is forgotten. Professor Lisa Hopkins has staged a revival of this neglected but fascinating 17th century playwright.

10 December 2020

Harnessing the power of song to spread life-saving health messages

Mothers have sung lullabies to their babies for thousands of years. We’ve found a new way to use this age-old tradition.

19 November 2020

The problem with online shopping

Covid-19 has made online shopping a necessity. But when you change your mind and return a product, the real cost is much more than the postage.

26 October 2020 | 3 minutes

Dylan Thomas: ‘lost’ fifth notebook reveals how the great Welsh poet changed his style

A recently discovered Dylan Thomas notebook has shed new light on the poems, career and creativity of a literary master.

09 October 2020

Black authors are still underrepresented in UK publishing

A third of English primary pupils are from a BAME background. But in 2017, 99% of children's book characters were white. Our research looks at how children's publishing has a diversity problem.

21 August 2020

Why boxing is still a grassroots sport

In England, 1 in 4 boxing clubs are located in the most deprived 10% of neighbourhoods. Our research sheds new light on their important community role.

24 July 2020 | 2 minutes

Supporting farmers at the front line of climate change

Farming communities in West Bengal bear the brunt of the climate emergency. We worked with them on a scheme to better protect their livelihoods.

17 July 2020 | 2 minutes

Could buffalo milk lead to safer pregnancy in Indonesia?

In West Sumatra, pregnant women and their babies face huge health risks. We're finding a new way to help them stay safe.

27 May 2020

Uncovering the regional cost of welfare reform

Sheffield Hallam researchers have charted how a decade of sweeping welfare reforms hit the poorest areas hardest.

18 May 2020

Depression memes may be a coping mechanism for people with mental illness

Up to 27% of people in the UK experience depression. Our research shows that online memes can help them cope with their symptoms.

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