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The appliance of science and the taming of artistic licence

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To what extent can we use works of landscape art as proxy data for what the environment was actually like at the time of painting? Artists like Monet and John Constable can be trusted if care is taken to understand what the artist was trying to achieve. Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows was first exhibited in 1831 at the Royal Academy by John Constable.
Date:
23/02/2017

The appliance of science and the taming of artistic licence

Description
To what extent can we use works of landscape art as proxy data for what the environment was actually like at the time of painting? Artists like Monet and John Constable can be trusted if care is taken to understand what the artist was trying to achieve. Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows was first exhibited in 1831 at the Royal Academy by John Constable.
Date:
23/02/2017

Birmingham - Beijing energy partnership wins Chinese funding for joint research programme

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Energy storage experts at the University of Birmingham and the University of Science & Technology Beijing (USTB) have won a major funding award from the Chinese government for a joint doctoral research programme.
Date:
22/02/2017

UAE Ambassador visits Birmingham to learn more about University plans

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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ambassador to the Court of St. James's visited the University of Birmingham today to learn more about the University's work and its plans for deepening its engagement with the Emirates.
Date:
22/02/2017

Solar geometry sheds new light on a major Constable work

Solar geometry sheds new light on a major Constable work
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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

European Lecture Tour of Professor Trybus

European Lecture Tour of Professor Trybus
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In November 2016 IEL Director Professsor Martin Trybus returned from a lecture tour of the European mainland.
Date:
20/02/2017

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

Responses to emotive and social cues in Tourette Syndrome

Responses to emotive and social cues in Tourette Syndrome
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A new study conducted by Dr Clare Eddy and Dr Peter Hansen may help to explain the social content and emotional tone of many tics and compulsive urges in Tourette Syndrome (TS) patients.
Date:
17/02/2017

Brain Awareness Week at the University of Birmingham

Brain Awareness Week at the University of Birmingham
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Join us to celebrate the international Brain Awareness Week: a Public Engagement event celebrated worldwide, to raise public awareness of the importance of brain research.
Date:
16/02/2017

Birmingham develops blueprint for future Indian cities

Birmingham develops blueprint for future Indian cities
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Researchers at the University of Birmingham worked with children, young people and their families living in a new urban development in India to understand the everyday experiences of urban transformation – with the results informing the future development of Indian cities.
Date:
16/02/2017
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