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Devon and Cornwall’s creative communities invited to show that “home is where the art is”

A playful and innovative set of new small-scale arts commissions, designed to harness Devon and Cornwall’s creative talents by showing that ‘home is where the arts is’, have been launched.

Arts and Culture, University of Exeter has partnered with the Exeter Phoenix, Kaleider and Exeter Northcott Theatre to unveil this new initiative to encourage freelance artists across Devon and...

Sitting for long periods not bad for health

New research from the University of Exeter and University College London has challenged claims that sitting for long periods increases the risk of an early death even if you are otherwise physically active.

The study, which is published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, followed more than 5,000 participants for 16 years (making it one of the longest follow-up studies in...

School recruiting talent of the future

Tomorrow’s scientists and engineers can now apply for places at the county’s newest school, the South Devon University Technical College in Engineering, Water and the Environment, which opens its doors to the first intake of students this time next year.

The innovative UTC has been established by the University of Exeter and South Devon College alongside key local and regional...

Medicines should 'mimic' the body to avoid side effects

Debilitating side effects associated with prescription medication for some of today’s most common conditions could be eradicated if they mimicked the body’s natural hormone secretion cycles, a new report has said.

Scientists from Exeter and Bristol have studied how conventional steroid treatments – commonly used to treat a range of conditions from steroid deficiency to inflammatory...

Meditation technique enhances children’s mental health

Teachers in schools across the globe are turning to a new philosophy to help improve the behaviour and well-being of students.

Mindfulness, a form of meditation, has been shown to help with a wide range of mental health conditions and improve well-being in adults. However, few trials have evaluated its effectiveness in children.

Professor Willem Kuyken from the Mood Disorders...

Children shine at School Games despite icy conditions

Over a thousand young people from across Devon braved freezing conditions to shine at this week’s Devon Winter School Games, part of the national Sainsbury’s School Games, held at the University of Exeter at St Luke’s Science and Sports College.

Nine different sports were on offer, with the only casualty of the poor weather conditions being the cycling competition, cancelled due to a...