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New data highlights changes in public perception of UK charities

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Figures published in a new book explore public perception of charities and show how attitudes have changed since 1991. In comparing public responses to the original British Social Attitudes Survey, to the same questions in 2015, the authors believe that while there are changes in the expectations for priorities in the sector, negative perceptions of charity have barely shifted at all.
Date:
22/12/2015
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences

Women experiencing delay in labour willing to forsake their own birth plans

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A new study of women's experiences of delay in labour has revealed that many mums-to-be are prepared to abandon their antenatal plans for how they wanted their labours and births to be.
Date:
21/12/2015
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

World Congress to celebrate Shakespeare's 400-year legacy

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Distinguished theatre directors from around the world, musicians, actors, and novelists, as well as academics from the University of Birmingham, are to come together in a special programme of talks, seminars and debates-at a landmark 2016 World Shakespeare Congress, marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death.
Date:
15/12/2015
Categories:
Arts and Law, Research

University of Birmingham accompanies Secretary of State to Delhi for Indian launch of Midlands' Engine

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University of Birmingham Chancellor Lord Bilimoria, and Provost and Vice Principal Adam Tickell, accompanied Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills, Sajid Javid, and Universities Minister Jo Johnson, to New Delhi, for the India launch of the Midlands' Engine.
Date:
10/12/2015
Categories:
Corporate Services, Engineering and Physical Sciences, International, Research

Behavioural problems in youths are associated with differences in the brain

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Young people with behavioural problems, such as antisocial and aggressive behaviour, show reduced grey matter volume in a number of areas of the brain, according to a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry.The researchers from the University of Birmingham found that, compared to typically developing youths, those with behavioural problems show grey matter reductions specifically within the amygdala, the insula, and the prefrontal cortex.
Date:
09/12/2015
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
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