Grenfell Tower inquiry: expert explains four main findings – and how emergency services must improve

Focus on the fire service. John Gomez/Shutterstock.   Paresh Wankhade, Edge Hill University The long-awaited phase one report of the public inquiry led by Sir Martin Moore-Bick into the fire at the Grenfell Tower has been published. This report examines the events of an extremely complicated situation on the night of June 14, 2017, which […]

Edge Hill University student selected for England Women’s Rugby squad

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Edge Hill University rugby star Rebecca Greenfield is on the England squad selected for the Women’s Rugby League historic tour of Papua New Guinea. Rebecca is one of the 23-strong team confirmed for what will be a poignant moment not only for England Women but also for international Women’s Rugby League as a whole. Women’s […]

The UK’s only all-female contesting brass band performs at Edge Hill University

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As part of the year of celebrations, the band presented a wide range of pieces from their repertoire at Edge Hill University’s Hale Hall including classical overture, traditional brass band marches and well-loved tunes from stage and screen.

Acclaimed author Tessa Hadley commends ‘gathering prestige’ of Edge Hill Short Story Prize

The winner of last year’s Edge Hill Short Story Prize, acclaimed author Tessa Hadley, has commended the award’s ‘gathering prestige’ ahead of this year’s ceremony.

Cambridge-based author gives insight into WW2 ‘Brown Babies’ at intimate event

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As part of Edge Hill University’s Festival of Ideas – a fortnight of talks, exhibitions, and performances – Cambridge-based author Lucy Bland was invited to introduce her book ‘Brown Babies: the stories of children born to black GIs and white woman in the Second World War’ and answer questions from attendees in an intimate setting.

Edge Hill set for fortnight of entertainment and inspiration

Programmed by Edge Hill’s three Research Institute, the Festival of Ideas is a series of talks, exhibitions and performances featuring famous faces and industry influencers to engage academics, students and members of the public in topical conversations and debates.