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Thursday 27th February 2014

Should 'life' mean life?

Description
Last week the Court of Appeal decided that the 'life' sentences of two murderers really will mean 'life' in prison, exceptional circumstances aside.
Date:
Thursday 27th February 2014
Categories:
Arts and Law, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research, Social Sciences
Thursday 20th February 2014

Being of good character

Being of good character
Description
Calls have been made recently for the renewal of public and private virtues, not least because of the serious scandals that have beset our banks and political system, as well as our health and social welfare provisions.
Date:
Thursday 20th February 2014
Thursday 13th February 2014

A Gay Rights Mountain to Climb?

A Gay Rights Mountain to Climb?
Description
On 29 June 2013, the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin signed a law banning the 'propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations' among people below the age of consent (18 years). For breaking the law, especially in the mass media or on the internet, individuals can be fined up to one million roubles.
Date:
Thursday 13th February 2014
Thursday 6th February 2014

Flooding, dredging and the here and now of environmental controversies

Flooding, dredging and the here and now of environmental controversies
Description
The unprecedented levels of rainfall in southern parts of Britain this winter (with the wettest January since records began) have brought widespread flooding. But is the unusual weather the only cause?
Date:
Thursday 6th February 2014
Categories:
Life and Environmental Sciences
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