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Thursday 31st August 2017

Public transport and its implications on health

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Doctoral Researcher, Dennis Van Soest discusses a growing skepticism towards climate change and the impact this may have across many sectors.
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Thursday 31st August 2017
Thursday 27th July 2017

Welcoming the government's 'Smart Systems and Flexibility Plan', but challenges lie ahead

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New plans announced by the Business and Energy Secretary this week to give homes and businesses more control over their energy use and support innovative new technologies, are a welcome and interesting move by the government.
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Thursday 27th July 2017
Thursday 13th April 2017

Brexit, Brum and Big Science

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Last week, we hosted a major international particle physics conference on campus at The University of Birmingham. Over 300 participants from 41 countries discussed a wide range of scientific questions connected to the CERN Large Hadron Collider where five years ago the University played a central role in the Nobel-prize recognised Higgs boson discovery.
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Thursday 13th April 2017
Thursday 16th March 2017

A cool change is coming and business needs to get ready

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The Government announced in it's Spring Budget this month that it would publish a call for evidence on the use of red diesel, especially in urban areas, suggesting the refrigerated logistics industry needs to brace for change.
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Thursday 16th March 2017
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