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Posted 24 February 2017

New heights for University accommodation

The newest addition to Selly Oak's residential development was officially 'topped out' at a ceremony last week (Wednesday 15 February). The Bournbrook development is part of the University's ongoing commitment to invest in high-quality accommodation in a vibrant community.

Posted 20 February 2017

Solar geometry sheds new light on a major Constable work

A re-examination of the iconic John Constable work, Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows, has found that the original 1831 exhibited version of the painting did not have a rainbow – and that it was added later to correspond with the time of his best friend's death over a year later.

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