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Professor Francis Davis talks about religion as an industrial factor and its implications

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Professor Francis Davis gave a paper at an international conference hosted by the University of Leuven on May 19, 2017.
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23/05/2017

Final phase of biggest China-UK joint air pollution campaign set to launch in Beijing

Final phase of biggest China-UK joint air pollution campaign set to launch in Beijing
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Top UK and Chinese scientists are working together on the biggest-ever China-UK joint campaign in the megacity of Beijing to study air pollution and how it affects human health.
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22/05/2017

Birmingham scholars take on unrealistic optimism, a love diary in Cairo and regulating dementia care at Hay

Birmingham scholars take on unrealistic optimism, a love diary in Cairo and regulating dementia care at Hay
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Can unrealistic optimism improve our well-being? Why do victims of dementia need a new approach to how their care is regulated? And what does a love diary written by a young man in the 1940's tell us about 1940'sCairo?
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22/05/2017

Migrant children less obese due to absent grandmothers - study

Migrant children less obese due to absent grandmothers - study
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Children of migrants to Chinese cities have lower rates of obesity than youngsters in more affluent established urban families - probably because their grandparents are not around to over-feed them, a new study has found.
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18/05/2017

University of Birmingham backs Chinese orchestra's first concert in Britain

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One of China's most prestigious orchestras performed in the UK for the first time – backed by the University of Birmingham.
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18/05/2017

The Other Place PhD Scholarship awarded

The Other Place PhD Scholarship awarded
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Congratulations to Elinor Davies who has been awarded the RSC/UoB The Other Place PhD Scholarship.
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18/05/2017

Professor Fiona de Londras awarded a British Academy Small Research grant

Professor Fiona de Londras awarded a British Academy Small Research grant
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Professor Fiona de Londras has been awarded a British Academy Small Research Grant, for the project 'China's National Security: Endangering Hong Kong's Rule of Law?'.
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18/05/2017

Merete Bilde talking about religion and foreign policy in the European Union

Merete Bilde talking about religion and foreign policy in the European Union
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Merete Bilde, policy advisor at the European External Action Service (EEAS) of the European Union in Brussels, came to the University of Birmingham on 16 May 2017 to speak about the role of religion in EU foreign politics
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17/05/2017

United for Peace - Unity through Poetry celebrated common values of love, peace and understanding

United for Peace - Unity through Poetry celebrated common values of love, peace and understanding
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United for Peace – Unity through Poetry took place on May 10, 2017 in the Multi Faith Chaplaincy at the University of Birmingham. It was an evening of poetry, music and silent reflection that celbrated, through the medium of poetry, the common values of respect, love, peace, compassion and understanding.
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17/05/2017

Why do the French fear Islam?

Why do the French fear Islam?
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Professor Jocelyne Cesari writes about the fear of Islam in France. She argues that this fear is fuelled by three political and cultural factors: War on Terror, Salafization of Islamic thinking, and French laicite.
Date:
17/05/2017
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