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Thursday 17th August 2017

Implementing intergenerational activities in residential homes for older adults

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Dr Melrose Stewart discusses the recent screening of 'Old People's Home for 4 Year Olds' on Channel 4 television, how the program tackles issues of depression and loneliness felt by older adults in care homes, and the impact of intergenerational activities to help combat the issue
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Thursday 17th 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.
Date:
Thursday 27th July 2017
Thursday 20th July 2017

Using forests to manage carbon: a heated debate

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Professor Michael Tausz takes a look at the debate around using forests to manage carbon.
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Thursday 20th July 2017
Thursday 6th July 2017

Defibrillators: strengthening the chain of survival

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Phone boxes used to be a fixture of the British urban landscape, but as more people reach for their smartphone rather than a handful of loose change, increasing numbers of villages have been turning these iconic landmarks into defibrillation points.
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Thursday 6th July 2017
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