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Celebrating the Harding Law Library

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The Harding Law Library has served the Law School since 1961 and, on the eve of its closure and relocation to the new, state-of-the-art main library, we invited alumni to reminisce with peers, academics, and library staff. The move marks an exciting new phase for the Law School as the development of the space will include new facilities for mooting and advocacy.
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17/08/2016

Top award for Law School alumna

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Alumna Tiffany Lathe (Undergraduate Diploma, Legal Studies, 2003), Vice President & General Counsel - International at Rackspace, was recently named one of the 'Top 50 Most Powerful Women' working in Technology, by the National Diversity Council. We interviewed Tiffany to find out more about the award and how Birmingham Law School helped to shape her career.
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17/08/2016

CEPLER rise to Birmingham Challenge

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A team of students have won the CEPLER challenge, sponsored by IBM as part of the annual Birmingham Project, for their app that provides an interactive step-by-step guide through the court process. The app, JustEase, was the team's response to the challenge 'how can technology assist with access to justice?'
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17/08/2016

Birmingham athletes excel in Rio

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The first 10 days of the 2016 Rio Olympics have seen athletes from University of Birmingham Sport's past and present excel towards finals and secure medals for Team GB.
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16/08/2016

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - July 2016

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Potential for chaos on the London underground, using Virtual Reality for military training and more...
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10/08/2016

University of Birmingham signs agreement with forward-thinking Chinese institution

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The University of Birmingham has signed an agreement with the Shenzhen-based Southern University of Science and Technology of China (SUSTech), in a partnership that will explore opportunities for research collaboration and a collaborative programme of doctoral studies.
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10/08/2016

Much ado about Shakespeare: UK hosts global Bard summit

Much ado about Shakespeare: UK hosts global Bard summit
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An article in The Guardian about the World Shakespeare Conference 2016, co-hosted by the Shakespeare Institute, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Shakespeare's Globe, the London Shakespeare Centre and King's College London.
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03/08/2016

What did Europe mean to William Shakespeare?

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Shortly after the news of the referendum result, I heard some English politicians being interviewed on BBC radio. One of them remarked with apparent satisfaction that membership of the European Union had now been rejected by a majority of 'our countrymen.' Another, a woman, observed that the entire referendum campaign had been a very masculine affair, and pointed to her adversary's telling use of the word 'countrymen.' 'I'm sorry,' he replied, 'I have been reading the works of our national poet, and it must have affected my vocabulary.'
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28/07/2016

What did Europe mean to William Shakespeare?

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Shortly after the news of the referendum result, I heard some English politicians being interviewed on BBC radio. One of them remarked with apparent satisfaction that membership of the European Union had now been rejected by a majority of 'our countrymen.' Another, a woman, observed that the entire referendum campaign had been a very masculine affair, and pointed to her adversary's telling use of the word 'countrymen.' 'I'm sorry,' he replied, 'I have been reading the works of our national poet, and it must have affected my vocabulary.'
Date:
28/07/2016

Macbeth Macbeth; Birmingham Shakespeare scholar creates new fiction inside the King's murder chamber

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University of Birmingham Shakespeare Institute scholar, Professor Ewan Fernie, of the Shakespeare Institute has co-authored a new work of fiction, Macbeth Macbeth, based on the Scottish play. The novel, by Fernie and Professor Simon Palfrey of the University of Oxford, is a response to Shakespeare's play that turns into its own entirely new work of fiction.
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28/07/2016
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