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Economics and Culture Reading Group

Economics and Culture Reading Group
Description
A new reading group to discuss recent significant scholarship at the intersection of economics and cultural studies, convened by Mo Moulton for BRIHC.
Date:
23/09/2016

I Love Dick and Bridget Jones are back, but not much has changed for women since the 90s

I Love Dick and Bridget Jones are back, but not much has changed for women since the 90s
Description
The enduring appeal of Bridget Jones and why nothing has changed for women since the 1990s - Lecturer in Contemporary American Literature, Rachel Sykes, writes for The Conversation.
Date:
23/09/2016

Hinkley Point: For a prosperous, low-carbon future, the stakes could not be higher

Hinkley Point: For a prosperous, low-carbon future, the stakes could not be higher
Description
In September 2016, the UK Government gave final approval for the £18m Hinkley Point C (HPC) nuclear plant in Somerset - Britain's first new nuclear plant in a generation.
Date:
22/09/2016

Zimbabwe's Migrants and South Africa's Border Farms : the Roots of Impermanence

Zimbabwe's Migrants and South Africa's Border Farms : the Roots of Impermanence
Description
Book review of Dr Maxim Bolts new book by Reviews in History.
Date:
22/09/2016

Hinkley C power project offers a lesson in how not to deal with China

Hinkley C power project offers a lesson in how not to deal with China
Description
Written by Adrian Campbell. The decision to review Hinkley Point C was carried out in a way that quite unnecessarily put Britain's future relations with China in jeopardy.
Date:
21/09/2016

National evaluation of Integrated Care Pioneers

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Professor Judith Smith and Dr Robin Miller from HSMC led a workshop last week for the Integrated Care Pioneers.
Date:
21/09/2016

IRiS delegation to visit the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

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An IRiS delegation is to visit the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign hosted by Professor Jonathan Xavier Inda of the Department of Latina/o Studies.
Date:
21/09/2016

AltaBioscience announces UKAS accreditation of new 'hormone fingerprint' test: application as an aid to diagnosis of adrenal cancer

Description
A new analytical test has been launched in the UK that provides sensitive, specific and efficient predictive analysis of a rare form of cancer from a simple urine sample. The ACC steroid analysis service will be marketed by Birmingham-based AltaBioscience, which has an exclusive licence on this patented technology from the University of Birmingham.
Date:
21/09/2016

AltaBioscience announces UKAS accreditation of new 'hormone fingerprint' test: application as an aid to diagnosis of adrenal cancer

Description
A new analytical test has been launched in the UK that provides sensitive, specific and efficient predictive analysis of a rare form of cancer from a simple urine sample.
Date:
21/09/2016

Climate change means land use will need to change to keep up with global food demand, say scientists

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A team of researchers led by the University of Birmingham warns that without significant improvements in technology, global crop yields are likely to fall in the areas currently used for production of the world's three major cereal crops, forcing production to move to new areas.
Date:
20/09/2016
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