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Tuesday 25th June 2013

Weighing up the real value of the G8 summit

Description
It is easy to be cynical over the value of summits such as the G8 meeting recently concluded in Northern Ireland. After all, this year's meeting was preceded by the erection of fake shop fronts in Northern Ireland to disguise empty businesses, and when Birmingham played host in 1998 the city council sprayed the grass verges green.
Date:
Tuesday 25th June 2013
Categories:
International, Research, Social Sciences
Thursday 9th May 2013
Friday 5th April 2013

World Autism Day: Illustrating how good autism practice constitutes good educational practice for all children

World Autism Day: Illustrating how good autism practice constitutes good educational practice for all children
Description
From the Empire State Building to the pyramids, members of the global autism community shone a lens on autism this week by lighting many iconic landmarks in blue. This was in celebration of World Autism Day, which is a global initiative instigated by the United Nations to help raise awareness. It marks the start of autism awareness month.
Date:
Friday 5th April 2013
Categories:
Research, Social Sciences
Thursday 31st January 2013

The HS2 Rail Proposal: a difficult political decision

Description
Many years ago a British politician, on learning that he was about to be appointed Minister for Transport, exclaimed: 'Some enemy hath done this!' It is not hard to see why he might have said this. The transport portfolio is often brimming over with some extremely difficult issues; and the HS2 (High Speed Rail 2) proposal is certainly no exception.
Date:
Thursday 31st January 2013
Categories:
Engineering and Physical Sciences, Research, Social Sciences
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