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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

What did Europe mean to William Shakespeare?

Description
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.
Date:
28/07/2016

University of Birmingham athletes on the road to Rio

University of Birmingham athletes on the road to Rio
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One current student and eight alumni athletes from the University of Birmingham Sport have now been confirmed for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. This is a record breaking number of Birmingham-educated athletes to be selected for the Olympics, showing that the sport programme at Birmingham continues to thrive.
Date:
28/07/2016

Best Publication Award for PhD Student

Best Publication Award for PhD Student
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Eva Reindl, third-year PhD student in the School of Psychology, has been awarded with The Michael K. O'Rourke Best Publication Award for the best PhD publication in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences 2016, receiving £400.
Date:
28/07/2016

EEG could indicate levels of awareness in a vegetative state

EEG could indicate levels of awareness in a vegetative state
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New research suggests that an electroencephalogram (EEG) could be a strong indicator of the level of awareness of patients in a vegetative state after a severe brain injury.
Date:
27/07/2016

International Shakespeare Scholars meet for 10th World Congress in London and Stratford Upon-Avon

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Over 800 Shakespeare scholars from more than 48 countries are gathering in Stratford Upon-Avon and London for the 10th World Shakespeare Congress, to explore and honour the Bard's work some 400 years after his death.
Date:
27/07/2016

EEG scans could help diagnose levels of awareness in patients with a disorder of consciousness

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New research suggests that an electroencephalogram (EEG) could be a strong indicator of the level of awareness of patients in a vegetative state after a severe brain injury.
Date:
27/07/2016

CARISCC Artwork Competition - Call for Submissions

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CARISCC call for artwork.
Date:
25/07/2016

Sport Policy Centre Hosts Olympian Workshop

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On Thursday 30th June 2016, the Sport Policy Centre at the University of Birmingham held a workshop for the Olympian Project entitled; 'Giving Voice to GB Olympians'.
Date:
25/07/2016
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