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From Chernobyl and cholera to reworking Shakespeare, Birmingham scholars take to the stage at Hay

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How are victims of Haiti's cholera outbreak being supported six years on? What can a new generation of nuclear reactors learn from Chernobyl and Fukushima? And how can one of Shakespeare's darkest plays become an even darker work of fiction?
Date:
23/05/2016
Categories:
Alumni, Arts and Law, International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Social Sciences

Policy chiefs urged to make financial education compulsory in primary schools

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Primary school children should receive age-appropriate lessons in financial education to encourage positive attitudes towards budgeting and savings, according to new research published today.
Date:
23/05/2016
Categories:
Arts and Law, Research, Social Sciences

Birmingham continues to climb university league table

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The University of Birmingham has risen to 15th in the UK university league tables with 50 per cent of its subjects in the top 10 and three subjects rated number one in the country.
Date:
25/04/2016
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Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Social Sciences

Shakespeare's 400th anniversary launches with a revival of the original Garrick Ode to Shakespeare and a new tribute from the Poet Laureate.

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Scholars from University of Birmingham's Shakespeare Institute in partnership with Ex Cathedra Choir and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust have commissioned a project for the 2016 Shakespeare anniversary in which renowned actor Sam West and Ex Cathedra Choir will revive David Garrick's historic 1769 Shakespeare Ode performed in Stratford Upon-Avon's Holy Trinity church where Shakespeare is buried.
Date:
19/04/2016
Categories:
Arts and Law

Birmingham and Illinois recruiting top researchers to tackle global challenges

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The University of Birmingham and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign are jointly recruiting top postdoctoral researchers in areas of common interest that also address major global challenges.
Date:
14/04/2016
Categories:
Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Life and Environmental Sciences, Medical and Dental Sciences, Research, Social Sciences
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