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Aston in Touch

Aston in Touch Alumni

2017 Edition

Includes:

  • Inside the Secret State: How an Aston academic ran a 10km race in North Korea
  • West Midlands Mayor and alumnus Andy Street on the fall and rise of Birmingham
  • Aston's new Vice-Chancellor, Alec Cameron, reflects on his career journey from Perth to Birmingham
  • Alumnus and Executive Editor of The Economist, Daniel Franklin, on the pitfalls of trend forecasting.


Back copies of Aston in Touch

Includes: 

  • Wash Your Mouth Out: Twitter's swear words mapped by Dr Jack Grieve
  • Aston Underworld: Annette Rubery takes a trip into the basement to find out if the Main Building has a nuclear bunker
  • Meet the Executive: Aston's departing Vice-Chancellor, the Baroness Brown of Cambridge, looks at what's changed at Aston over her ten-year tenure
  • Alumna Abigail Skinner on the science of walking boots.

Includes:

  • The Charge of the Light Brigade: Professor Andrew Ellis on the future of fibre-optics
  • Doors Open for Business: former Birmingham Post journalist Anna Blackaby interviews Professor Mark Hart on Aston's expertise on small businesses and entrepreneurship
  • Room at the Top: Annette Rubery discovers what Aston is doing to encourage more women into science
  • Plus regular features - The Year in Pictures, Where are They Now?, Meet the Executive and Colin Whittock's Campus Life cartoon.

Includes:

  • Magic Numbers: New Scientist's Catherine de Lange talks to an Aston mathematician who is diagnosing Parkinson's through voice recordings.
  • Forward: Annette Rubery glimpses the future of Aston's campus.
  • Our greatest alloy: Hospital-acquired infections are costing the NHS £1 billion but copper alloys are a powerful antidote say Aston scientists.
  • Keep calm and carry on: An archive of personal papers offers a fascinating glimpse into the life of a 1940s pharmacy alumna.
  • Find out what happened when Mrs Thatcher visited Aston's campus.
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