The first volume has been published and is available online.
Students at UEA and INTO UEA have free access to all of Norfolk’s museums.
There are 10 museums, three of them in Norwich:
Norwich Castle includes the Art Gallery and (until September) an exhibition of Viking objects.
To get in free, just show your campus card at the front desk of each museum.
Pictured: a coin of King Prasutagus.
For more information, see the National Autistic Society website.
From the page, What is Autism?:
Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people perceive the world and interact with others.
Autistic people see, hear and feel the world differently to other people. If you are autistic, you are autistic for life; autism is not an illness or disease and cannot be ‘cured’. Often people feel being autistic is a fundamental aspect of their identity.
Autism is a spectrum condition. All autistic people share certain difficulties, but being autistic will affect them in different ways. Some autistic people also have learning disabilities, mental health issues or other conditions, meaning people need different levels of support. All people on the autism spectrum learn and develop. With the right sort of support, all can be helped to live a more fulfilling life of their own choosing.
The Royal Economic Society holds an annual essay competition for sixth form students. Recent titles have included:
- Does economics have the answer for the global problem of plastics pollution?
- “GDP does not measure the output of the economy any more”. Do you agree, and if so, what improvements would you suggest?
- “Some internet companies have become too big for the good of society and should be broken up”. Do you agree?
- “If you don’t look after your health, you can’t expect free access to healthcare”. Is this wrong? What are the economic arguments?
- Should internet companies like Uber and Airbnb be regulated?
You can read the winning essays online.
(There is no mention of the competition for this year, so perhaps it has been abandoned.)
Update: There is a competition in 2019 after all. See here.
Norwich Economic Papers is a journal written and edited by UEA School of Economics students, some of them graduates of INTO. In fact, one of our student wardens is the current editor.
There are 18 volumes so far, dating from 2010 to 2018. The latest volume includes articles on:
- wage discrimination on Irish immigrants
- the environmental impact of plastic waste
- why people smoke
- the fiscal viability of Universal Basic Income.
You can read all of the volumes online.
Can’t concentrate or sleep because your neighbours are talking too loudly? Read What’s the best way to block the sound of a voice? from the blog Making Noise & Hearing Things.
According to the author, there are three ways to block out sound waves:
- Isolation: e.g. earplugs, earbuds, headphones
- Damping: e.g. wall-hangings, rolled-up towels under doors, heavy curtains, rugs
- Masking: e.g. a fan, white noise or music, noise-cancelling headphones or earbuds.