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The Conversation: Forgotten South Sudan tangled in factionalism and failed politics

The Conversation: Forgotten South Sudan tangled in factionalism and failed politics
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Written by Dr Jonathan Fisher. Largely knocked out of the news by the crises in Ukraine, Iraq, Syria and Gaza (to name a few), a civil war has nonetheless devastated South Sudan since December 2013. It has left thousands dead, and more than a million have been internally displaced or forced into refugee camps.
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03/09/2014

Global health care justice: the demands of the basic right to health

Global health care justice: the demands of the basic right to health
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Philosophy Doctoral Research student Peter West-Oram writes the latest Birmingham Brief
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02/09/2014

Agent-responsibility and psychiatric diagnosis

Agent-responsibility and psychiatric diagnosis
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PhD student Benjamin Costello talks about his research which is concerned with the relationship between mental illness, involuntary hospitalisation, and the sequencing of actions and personal identity.
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02/09/2014

Whizz, Bang, Roar - come and design a dinosaur!

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The University of Birmingham is counting down the days to the launch of the biggest celebration of science in the UK.
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02/09/2014

University opens its doors for rocket-fuelled Community Day!

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The University of Birmingham's Community Day returns this year with a scientific theme to celebrate the British Science Festival.
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02/09/2014

Blog: Councils should have the power NOT to tax supermarkets

Blog: Councils should have the power NOT to tax supermarkets
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Written by Chris Game. There's no shortage of reasons to dislike supermarkets generally and Tesco in particular – their flimsy carrier bags, their irritating BOGOFs and BOGOHOs (Buy One, Get One Half Off), their unpoliced disabled parking bays, their Everyday Value instant coffee granules. Then there are all the economic, environmental and social reasons – the ones understandably more emphasised in Derby City Council's recent proposal that local authorities be given the power to introduce a levy of 8.5% of rateable value on large retail outlets: a supermarket or Tesco tax, as it was instantly labelled by the media.
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01/09/2014

New book launch: A Midlands Odyssey

New book launch: A Midlands Odyssey
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CAHA PhD student co-edits collection of stories inspired by the Oddyssey and set in the Midlands today.
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01/09/2014

ITSEE at the British Patristics Conference 2014

ITSEE at the British Patristics Conference 2014
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Members of ITSEE and other Birmingham theologians are giving papers are at the Fifth British Patristics Conference in London from 3-5 September 2014.
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01/09/2014

Friends of the Centre for West Midlands History newsletter

Friends of the Centre for West Midlands History newsletter
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The April 2014 issue of the Friends Newsletter is now available.
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31/08/2014

The Conversation: Douglas Carswell by-election is a rare and honourable event

The Conversation: Douglas Carswell by-election is a rare and honourable event
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Written by Chris Game. The least surprising part of Douglas Carswell's defection to UKIP was surely his decision to resign his Clacton seat and seek re-election in a by-election.
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29/08/2014
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