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Orson Welles plays starring role in creating Brazilian folklore

Orson Welles plays starring role in creating Brazilian folklore
Description
American filmmaker Orson Welles changed the perception of the Brazilian Northeast when he filmed the story of four campaigning fishermen for an ill-fated and uncompleted movie, a study reveals.
Date:
20/03/2017
Categories:
Arts and Law, International, Research

The making of Planet Earth II comes to the University of Birmingham

The making of Planet Earth II comes to the University of Birmingham
Description
The BBC's hugely popular wildlife series Planet Earth II is coming to the University of Birmingham, as part of the 2017 Royal Television Society Baird Lecture: The Making of a Natural History 'Blockbuster'.
Date:
14/03/2017
Categories:
Arts and Law, Corporate Services

Scientists at Birmingham use trees to help unpick secrets held in archaeological sites

Scientists at Birmingham use trees to help unpick secrets held in archaeological sites
Description
Researchers at the University of Birmingham will discuss the archaeology of trees, including how a burial date of an Iron Age princess was discovered thanks to tree rings.
Date:
14/03/2017
Categories:
Arts and Law, Engineering and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Students

Making Space: Exploring issues of gender representation in Higher Education on International Women's Day

Making Space: Exploring issues of gender representation in Higher Education on International Women's Day
Description
The University of Birmingham is marking International Women's Day with a special exhibition celebrating the incredible achievements of its inspirational female staff, students and alumni.
Date:
08/03/2017
Categories:
Arts and Law, International, Research, Vice Chancellor

Solar geometry sheds new light on a major Constable work

Description
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.
Date:
20/02/2017
Categories:
Arts and Law, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
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