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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

BJLL call for submission

BJLL call for submission
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With this year being the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, we would like to make a special appeal for Shakespeare-themed submissions. In particular, we are looking for pieces focused on his lesser-known plays and poems.
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

"This is all artificial": An Interview with Jennifer Egan

"This is all artificial": An Interview with Jennifer Egan
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Dr Zara Dinnen interviews American author Jennifer Egan on Post45.
Date:
25/05/2016

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

Guardian League Tables 2017

Guardian League Tables 2017
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BA English Language at the University of Birmingham stands at 6th place in the newly released Guardian League Tables.
Date:
24/05/2016

Pint of science

Pint of science
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Paula Pérez-Sobrino will participate in Pint of Science - Logroño (Spain) with her talk "Everyday creativity: Metaphor & Advertising".
Date:
24/05/2016

Exploring the mind through music

Exploring the mind through music
Description
Dr Paula Pérez-Sobrino is invited as Science Fellow to the "Exploring the Mind Through Music" workshop at Rice University.
Date:
24/05/2016
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