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Understanding how chimpanzee behaviour in zoos differs from their natural environment

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Going to see great apes in the zoo has been part of UK culture since 1835, when the first chimpanzee arrived at London Zoo. But our understanding of great apes' natural behaviour, and thus their welfare needs while in captivity, has changed radically following decades of field studies on wild apes. This includes our own five-year study on orangutans in Indonesia. This improved knowledge has led some to question if we should continue to keep great apes in captivity.
Date:
26/05/2016

Understanding how chimpanzee behaviour in zoos differs from their natural environment

Description
Going to see great apes in the zoo has been part of UK culture since 1835, when the first chimpanzee arrived at London Zoo. But our understanding of great apes' natural behaviour, and thus their welfare needs while in captivity, has changed radically following decades of field studies on wild apes. This includes our own five-year study on orangutans in Indonesia. This improved knowledge has led some to question if we should continue to keep great apes in captivity.
Date:
26/05/2016

Unthinkable: Why are beauty standards becoming more onerous?

Unthinkable: Why are beauty standards becoming more onerous?
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You are not going to be thin, with curves, on your deathbed, says philosopher Heather Widdows in an article for The Irish Times.
Date:
25/05/2016

Birmingham hosts 2016 Annual Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Technical Conference

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The University of Birmingham is set to host the 2016 Fuel Cell & Hydrogen Technical Conference (FCH2) at Millennium Point in Birmingham this week on Wednesday 25 - Thursday 26 May 2016.
Date:
25/05/2016

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - May 2016

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Restarting the Large Hadron Collider, 'cold-power' technologies, backed by the Government's Thermal Energy Research Accelerator and more...
Date:
25/05/2016

Government Chief Scientific Advisor visits College

Government Chief Scientific Advisor visits College
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The University welcomed Professor Sir Mark Walport, Government Chief Scientific Adviser, to campus yesterday for the official opening of Phenome Centre Birmingham, a pioneering £8m life sciences facility designed to study metabolism in global human health and disease, based within the School of Biosciences in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences.
Date:
24/05/2016

University of Birmingham launches £5m investment to double business spinouts

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The University of Birmingham has launched a £5m investment plan to double the number of commercial spin outs within five years.
Date:
24/05/2016

Ecocriticism keynote at Durham IAS

Ecocriticism keynote at Durham IAS
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On Friday 13 May, Dr Louise Hardwick gave a keynote paper at the international symposium 'Aesthetics of Crisis: Ecology, Disaster, Representation' which was held at the University of Durham's Institute of Advanced Study.
Date:
24/05/2016

No 'I' in 'teams' but it's the start of 'integrate'

No 'I' in 'teams' but it's the start of 'integrate'
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The importance of teams to the successful delivery of health and care services is now well established. There is an overwhelming evidence base that teams of relevant professionals coming together to achieve a shared goal can lead to genuine improvements in patient care.
Date:
24/05/2016

Religion in public life: levelling the ground

Religion in public life:  levelling the ground
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Report and videos from the 2016 Edward Cadbury Lectures, given by Professor Grace Davie (University of Exeter).
Date:
23/05/2016
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