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    IDC: Calling for Speakers, Workshops and Stalls

    November 8th, 2015 by to Event General

    We are inviting you to get involved at the upcoming International Development Conference (IDC) at Newcastle University on 20th and 21st of February 2016. The conference is designed to create a forum to address contemporary issues in development, challenge perceptions, stimulate debate and facilitate reflection. This year, we will be focusing on the topic of mobility, looking […]



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    IDS General Election Debate

    May 8th, 2015 by Joe to Blog

    With the recently announced General Election results, IDS thought it was apt to make a reference about it on its website. Though IDS are naturally focussed on international development and are firmly neutral in regards to political parties, we could not pass up the chance to debate this very important General Election. In any case, they […]



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    IDS Newcastle Conference 2015: Looking Back, Moving Forward

    February 26th, 2015 by Joe to Event

    Day One After months of anticipation, the conference was finally here! Over 150 attendees and more than 25 speakers had given up their time and money to discuss the post-2015 development agenda. Specifically, the conference focussed on the sustainable development goals due to be implemented by the United Nations in September 2015 (if you didn’t […]



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    Freedom of Speech and Charlie Hebdo

    February 19th, 2015 by Joe to Event

    Did you think IDS is all about the conference? If so, you were wrong. We are always busy and pride ourselves on being one of the most active societies in the university. This week has been no different with the society hosting an event debating free speech in light of the scarring events involving Charlie […]



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    New year, new website…

    December 22nd, 2014 by Olivia to General

    Hello everyone! Merry Christmas to you all, and a happy new year! First of all, I want to welcome you to our exciting new website which we’ve set up to keep everyone updated with all of our latest news, events and opportunities to get involved! As we enter the new year, and in connection with […]