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Pint of Science Festival 2015

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Leading academics from the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences at the University of Birmingham will be taking part in the Pint of Science Festival across two venues in Birmingham City Centre from Monday 18 – Wednesday 20 May 2015.
Date:
29/04/2015

Blown away by weather monitoring technology

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£15,000 has been awarded to entrepreneurial academic, Dr Lee Chapman, from the School of Geography at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
29/04/2015

Bizarre 'platypus' dinosaur discovered

Bizarre 'platypus' dinosaur discovered
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Although closely related to the notorious carnivore Tyrannosaurus rex, a new lineage of dinosaur discovered in Chile is proving to be an evolutionary jigsaw puzzle, as it preferred to graze upon plants. Palaeontologists are referring to Chilesaurus diegosuarezi as a 'platypus' dinosaur because of its extremely bizarre combination of characters that include a proportionally small skull and feet more akin to primitive long-neck dinosaurs.
Date:
27/04/2015

Good grief! Epistemic and psychological benefits of depressive mood

Good grief! Epistemic and psychological benefits of depressive mood
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PhD student to present paper at two major conferences.
Date:
27/04/2015

Bizarre 'platypus' dinosaur discovered

Bizarre 'platypus' dinosaur discovered
Description
Although closely related to the notorious carnivore Tyrannosaurus rex, a new lineage of dinosaur discovered in Chile is proving to be an evolutionary jigsaw puzzle, as it preferred to graze upon plants. Palaeontologists are referring to Chilesaurus diegosuarezi as a 'platypus' dinosaur because of its extremely bizarre combination of characters that include a proportionally small skull and feet more akin to primitive long-neck dinosaurs.
Date:
27/04/2015

Honorary Fellow Sir Kenneth Branagh visits the Shakespeare Institute to salute 'fantastic' collaboration with Royal Shakespeare Company

Honorary Fellow Sir Kenneth Branagh visits the Shakespeare Institute to salute 'fantastic' collaboration with Royal Shakespeare Company
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Sir Kenneth Branagh visited the Shakespeare Institute to discuss his forthcoming season in the West End and the Institute's forthcoming partnership with the RSC.
Date:
27/04/2015

Why the zero-carbon homes policy hasn't gone to plan

Why the zero-carbon homes policy hasn't gone to plan
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Written by Max Lempriere, PhD Researcher in Political Science. One of the UK's flagship sustainability policies is in big trouble. Less than a year from now, the theory goes, all new homes will be "zero-carbon". The reality is rather different. Economic meltdown, a housing crisis, pressure from developers and poorly designed legislation have all combined to leave the country way behind schedule.
Date:
24/04/2015

What Britain should learn from Syriza and Greek eurosceptics

What Britain should learn from Syriza and Greek eurosceptics
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Written by Dr George Kyris, Lecturer in International and European Politics. The last few years have been remarkable for Greece's relationship with the EU. The bail-out agreements between the country and the EU-IMF, the interference of the latter two in domestic affairs and the imposition of austerity have caused a sharp rise in euroscepticism.
Date:
24/04/2015

Blog: Deaths in the Mediterranean are a direct result of ongoing crisis in north Africa

Blog: Deaths in the Mediterranean are a direct result of ongoing crisis in north Africa
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Written by Professor Paul Jackson, a political economist working predominantly on conflict and post-conflict reconstruction. A core area of interest is decentralisation and governance and it was his extensive experience in Sierra Leone immediately following the war that led him into the area of conflict analysis and security sector reform.
Date:
24/04/2015

Philosophy for the curious: why study Philosophy?

Philosophy for the curious: why study Philosophy?
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Professor Lisa Bortolotti interviewed about the benefits of studying Philosophy.
Date:
22/04/2015
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