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The Conversation: Will 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics fall victim to mega-event syndrome?

The Conversation: Will 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics fall victim to mega-event syndrome?
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Beijing has successfully fought off Almaty, Kazakhstan for the 2022 Winter Olympics. China's capital forged ahead with its bid despite concerns that its games will take place over an unprecedented geographical area and will require a set of colossal construction projects, and now the work will begin.
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31/07/2015

Dr Andrew Davies to deliver lecture at the Social Justice Institute

Dr Andrew Davies to deliver lecture at the Social Justice Institute
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Dr Andrew Davies, Director of Edward Cadbury Centre for the Public Understanding of Religion and Professor of Biblical Interpretation, is to deliver a lecture on 'The Public Understanding of Religion: Social and Public Policy' at this week's Social Justice Institute event at Boston University.
Date:
31/07/2015

My Indiana Jones moment: the day I uncovered an error in the archives

My Indiana Jones moment: the day I uncovered an error in the archives
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Dr Louise Hardwick has just had an article published by The Guardian Higher Education Network on her AHRC Joseph Zobel research project. The article describes Louise's "Indiana Jones moment" when she realised that a watercolour in the British Library was mislabelled, and held a secret connection to Joseph Zobel.
Date:
31/07/2015

UBRacing gain their best result at Formula Student

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UBRacing recently celebrated their best ever performance at Formula Student. The team tell us more.
Date:
31/07/2015

Biosciences Professor receives prestigious Royal Society award

Biosciences Professor receives prestigious Royal Society award
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Professor Robin May, Lister Fellow and Professor of Infectious Disease at the School of Biosciences, has been appointed as a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award holder. The Royal Society is the UK's national academy of science.
Date:
31/07/2015

ITSEE at the XVII International Conference on Patristic Studies 2015 in Oxford

ITSEE at the XVII International Conference on Patristic Studies 2015 in Oxford
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Several members of ITSEE will be presenting at the XVII International Conference on Patristic Studies 2015 in Oxford.
Date:
31/07/2015

Ancient Qur'an just one of many 'hidden treasures' at the University of Birmingham

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Last week, the University of Birmingham announced that within its collections it holds one of the earliest Qur'anic manuscripts in existence. Radiocarbon analysis revealed that the document dates from within a few decades of the lifetime of the Prophet Muhammad.
Date:
30/07/2015

Ancient Qur'an just one of many 'hidden treasures' at the University of Birmingham

Description
Last week, the University of Birmingham announced that within its collections it holds one of the earliest Qur'anic manuscripts in existence. Radiocarbon analysis revealed that the document dates from within a few decades of the lifetime of the Prophet Muhammad.
Date:
30/07/2015

The Conversation: 'Is this really Europe?': refugees in Calais speak of desperate conditions

The Conversation: 'Is this really Europe?': refugees in Calais speak of desperate conditions
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Cameron has pledged that the UK government will do everything it can to deal with this situation, but sitting in the detritus of the Calais camp, it is clear that the real crisis is humanitarian and is being fatally overlooked.
Date:
30/07/2015

Grant from the Bial Foundation to examine hallucinatory anomalous body experiences

Grant from the Bial Foundation to examine hallucinatory anomalous body experiences
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Dr Jason Braithwaite (pictured right) has been awarded a grant for €41,600 from the Bial Foundation to examine anomalous body experiences in non-clinical populations.
Date:
29/07/2015
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