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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

Institution of Civil Engineers holds a CPD event at the University of Birmingham

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Academic colleagues from the School of Engineering recently discussed the need for reducing the risk of undetected buries pipes and cables in order to increase safety when carrying out any ground investigations with engineering professionals.
Date:
23/02/2017

Terry O'Connor: a profile of our newest Creative Fellow

Terry O'Connor: a profile of our newest Creative Fellow
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Meet our wonderful new Creative Fellow: performer and theatre maker Terry O'Connor.
Date:
22/02/2017

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

Caribbean film screenings - 2-8 March 2017

Caribbean film screenings - 2-8 March 2017
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2-8 March sees a series of unique Caribbean events across campus, featuring Visiting Fellow Dr Jean Antoine-Dunne of the University of the West Indies.
Date:
22/02/2017

Revolutions, the Byzantine, and the Cyclical Conception of History

Revolutions, the Byzantine, and the Cyclical Conception of History
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Review of the recent BRIHC roundtable.
Date:
22/02/2017

Of the State of the (European) Union and of Trade Deals

Of the State of the (European) Union and of Trade Deals
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Report on the Institute of European Law Annual Lecture 2017, which was delivered by Eleanor Sharpston QC, Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union.
Date:
21/02/2017

RSK Director accepts Honorary Professorship within the School of Engineering

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The School of Engineering is delighted to announce that George Tuckwell, Divisional Director for Geoscience and Engineering at RSK, has accepted an Honorary Professorship within the School.
Date:
20/02/2017
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