University Centre Shrewsbury

Anna Sutton, Isabel Thomas, Katie McPartland and Robin Morris
12 Feb 2018
The DarwIN Shrewsbury Festival kicked off with an explosion of independent thinking on Thursday February 8th with the Finals of the first ever Shropshire Young Thinkers’ Competition - a spectacular challenge dreamt up and staged by Morris & Company and University Centre Shrewsbury.  Last night saw 20 finalists competing in front of a packed audience of parents, teachers, supporters and judges...
Professor Gary Warnaby
01 Feb 2018
The use of famous residents such as Charles Darwin to build the reputation of places will be the subject of a free lecture at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS). Professor Gary Warnaby will discuss ‘The Evolution of Place Branding: A Darwinian Perspective’ at Guildhall, UCS’s learning and research base in Frankwell Quay, on Monday February 12. Gary is Professor of Retailing and Marketing at...
Professor AC Grayling
01 Feb 2018
The challenges posed for the future of education in a complex and uncertain world will be addressed by renowned philosopher and author Anthony Clifford Grayling at a free University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) event. The UCS team is delighted to welcome Professor AC Grayling CBE to Guildhall, its learning and research base, on Tuesday February 13, 2018. Prof Grayling will deliver a keynote speech as...
04 Jan 2018
The role of the British boy detective, made famous in children’s literary favourites such as Enid Blyton’s Famous Five, will be the focus of discussion at a free event being held at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) this month. Dr Lucy Andrew will officially launch her new book, The Boy Detective in Early British Children’s Literature: Patrolling the Borders between Boyhood and Manhood (Palgrave...
03 Nov 2017
Young people in Shropshire have just a month to get their thinking caps on and come up with a big idea to win exciting prizes from a hot air balloon ride to a Night with Dinosaurs experience in London’s Natural History Museum. The Charles Darwin-inspired competition from Morris & Company and University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) wants the county’s young minds to come up with one great idea to...
University Centre Shrewsbuyr reading group
02 Nov 2017
A free event is taking place at University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) to discuss the Victorian classic novel, The History of Sir Richard Calmady by Lucas Malet. The book, written in 1901, was outsold only by Rudyard Kipling’s Kim and caused much controversy, prompting one commentator to remark that “certain passages of it are quite as bad and immoral as anything that Zola has written.” But who is...
(L-R) Professor Anna Sutton, Provost Of University Centre Shrewsbury and Robin Morris, Chairman of Morris & Company
04 Oct 2017
Morris & Company and University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS) have joined together to find Shropshire’s greatest Young Thinkers of 2018 in a creative competition launched this month to discover ‘ONE Great Idea to Change the World’. With one of the world’s greatest minds, Charles Darwin, growing up and forming his brilliant thinking right here, it is only fitting that young Shropshire talent comes...
14 Sep 2017
Homeowners and landlords aiming to capitalise on Shrewbury’s growing student population are being urged to get planning advice before letting their properties. Although current law allows family homes to be adapted for small Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) without planning permission under Permitted Development rules, a number of local authorities have introduced new measures requiring...
02 Sep 2015
An award-winning Shropshire surveyors has been asked to explore the feasibility of converting redundant residential housing in Shrewsbury town centre into student accommodation.   Record number of students are planning to head to university after completing their A-Levels.   Towler Shaw Roberts, who have offices in Shrewsbury, Telford and Wolverhampton, have been asked to lend an expert hand to...
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