The University of Worcester is preparing to celebrate the graduation of over 3,000 students in a series of ceremonies at Worcester Cathedral from September 12-14, with celebratory events to follow at the University’s City Campus. The largest groups of graduates will be from health professions, including Nursing, Midwifery, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Physician Associate, and Paramedicine. The university will also confer Honorary Fellowships and Honorary Doctorates to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to society, science, the arts, and education. The article provides information on how to inquire about limited places available for the September intake.
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The Battle of Worcester, the final battle of the English Civil War, resulted in the defeat of Charles Stuart’s Royalist forces by Oliver Cromwell’s Parliamentarians. The battle’s outcome forced Charles Stuart to flee. This marked the end of the Divine Right of Kings and paved the way for a constitutional monarchy. The Battle of Worcester Society annually commemorates this event through various activities, including the Drumhead Service. Worcester Guildhall hosts displays and artifacts from the era. Living history demonstrations provide insights into the battle’s brutality. The battle is considered significant for its impact on the foundation of modern democracy and parliamentary sovereignty, both locally and internationally.
The Department for Education in England has reached out to 104 schools over concerns regarding reinforced autoclaved aerated concrete (Raac), with an estimated 24 schools being directed to close completely due to the presence of this material; the government has not yet released an official list of the affected schools, but several have been identified as being impacted by the Raac issue.
Police were called to reports of multiple gunshots in Worcester on August 29th.
Ben Cox, a seasoned player for Worcestershire, has left the team to join Leicestershire on loan until the end of 2023.
Cricketer Olly Cox has signed an extension to remain with Worcestershire for another year, showcasing his skills and potential in recent matches and expressing enthusiasm for his continued career with the county.
A 22-year-old resident of Willow Road, Bromsgrove, named Benjamin Bonds, has been convicted of using his mobile phone while driving on the M5 near Worcester. The offense occurred on January 23 and carries a maximum penalty of six penalty points. Bonds was scheduled to appear at Worcester Magistrates Court to face charges related to this incident. The court will review the evidence and determine an appropriate punishment based on the severity of the offense. Using a mobile phone while driving is considered dangerous and illegal, compromising road safety for both the offender and other road users. Authorities and law enforcement agencies continuously promote awareness campaigns to educate drivers about the dangers of distracted driving.
The Worcester Derby at Sixways Stadium is generating excitement among football enthusiasts in Worcester, with ticket sales already surpassing 1000 and a record-breaking crowd expected for the Raiders fixture.
Worcestershire County Cricket Club has signed all-rounder Tom Taylor from Northamptonshire on a four-year deal, adding a valuable asset to their team. Taylor’s impressive track record, including scoring a century in a recent match, and his versatile skills make him a strong addition. Head coach Alan Richardson has expressed confidence in Taylor’s potential, highlighting his bowling abilities and well-rounded contributions. With Taylor’s signing, Worcestershire aims to strengthen their team across all formats of the game, enhancing their prospects for the upcoming season.
Worcester’s city council has endorsed a comprehensive 20-year transport strategy, aiming to revitalize the city center and promote sustainable modes of transportation. The plan includes proposals to reduce traffic congestion, enhance cycling infrastructure, and improve air quality. While some residents have concerns about reduced parking options, the collaboration between Worcester City Council and Worcestershire County Council demonstrates a commitment to prioritizing sustainable transportation and the long-term development of the city.