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Thursday 9th March 2017

Making Space: Celebrating Women at the University of Birmingham

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Following traditions established by the oldest academic bodies, the University of Birmingham has always immortalised its key protagonists, its figureheads and academics in portraits since its foundation in 1900. However, the portraits, which adorn public spaces around campus, are almost all of brilliant men.
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Thursday 9th March 2017
Thursday 24th November 2016

Should universities be charged with opening or sponsoring schools?

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The Prime Minister, Theresa May, has twice praised the University of Birmingham in recent months for what we have done in setting up our own fully comprehensive secondary school – the first of its kind in England. In fact, the Prime Minister has gone further, saying she wants to see other universities setting up schools or sponsoring existing underperforming ones.
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Thursday 24th November 2016
Thursday 23rd May 2013
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