Roehampton Zoologists to provide new home for endangered iguana species 2015-11-16 Roehampton Zoologists are playing a key role in a project to reintroduce the endangered Lesser Antillean Iguana to an island in the Caribbean – and they will monitor the animals’ future progress using miniature radio transmitters

 A £105,000 grant has been secured by Adam Ockelford, Professor of Music at Roehampton’s School of Education, to fund the development and creation new musical learning resources for visually impaired children with learning difficulties, as part of the Sounds of Intent project.


Being a travel journalist is about much more than free holidays and sunny beaches, according to Andy Pietrasik, from The Guardian newspaper, who has just given a presentation to Roehampton journalism degree students.
A new £350,000 project to help nurseries, schools and health workers better classify and understand children’s special educational needs and disabilities has been launched by academics, who say it is expected to provide greater detail and improve inter-agency co-ordination.
The oldest known drawing of a Chartist rally has been uncovered by University of Roehampton professor Ian Haywood, after lying untouched in a sketchbook in the US Library of Congress for more than 175 years.
For teenagers, the number of Facebook friends is a sign of popularity, but the number of relationships in a macaque monkey’s social network can literally be a matter of life or death, according to university researchers.
The University’s Chancellor, Professor Dame Jacqueline Wilson, has received a lifetime achievement award in recognition of her significant contribution to children’s enjoyment of reading around the world.
Highly respected choreographer Akram Khan has been commissioned to make a new dance which will be performed around the world – and students from Roehampton’s Department of Dance are playing a vital role in its creation.
A group of experts advising the United Nations on gender perspectives on torture and ill-treatment will take evidence from Roehampton Criminologist Professor Aisha K Gill from the Department of Social Sciences early next month.
A four year study into the English National Ballet’s Dance for Parkinson’s programme, undertaken by academics from the University’s Department of Dance, has found organised dancing offers those with the condition a physical activity which resonates deeply on intellectual, social, and emotional levels.
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