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The demands of the beauty ideal: what is required of us?

The demands of the beauty ideal: what is required of us?

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Professor Heather Widdows introduces the latest Birmingham Perspective.
Date:
07/01/2015
Beauty Demands

Beauty Demands

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A new project considering the changing attitudes to body image and the consequent changing uses of procedures which have traditionally been regarded as 'medical' which are now seen as increasingly 'normal', 'routine' and part of the 'beauty regimes' of 'ordinary women'.
Date:
06/01/2015
Climate change and divestment policies

Climate change and divestment policies

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In a recent post at the Ethics and International Affairs blog, Scott Wisor argues that the campaign is designed in such a way as that it cannot effectively change the conduct of fossil fuel companies. Worse, it may draw strength from more effective efforts to combat climate change by directing activist energy to misguided policies.
Date:
03/10/2014
Professor Heather Widdows at the Hay Festival

Professor Heather Widdows at the Hay Festival

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Professor Widdows' talk from the Hay Festival 2014 is now available to dowload.
Date:
11/06/2014
Natural disasters and opportunities foe action

Natural disasters and opportunities foe action

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Doctoral researcher Lauren Traczykowski, discusses the ethics of intervention for natural disasters and opportunities for action.
Date:
10/06/2014
Nuffield Council on Bioethics appointment

Nuffield Council on Bioethics appointment

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Professor Heather Widdows has been appointed a member of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics.
Date:
09/06/2014
Women are "One of Us"

Women are "One of Us"

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Professor Heather Widdows and Dr Sheelagh McGuinness are the authors of the Birmingham Perspective on the "One of Us" campaign.
Date:
09/06/2014
CAL Philosophy Masters Scholarships

CAL Philosophy Masters Scholarships

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Up to three College of Arts and Law Philosophy Masters Scholarships are now open for applications for prospective philosophy and global ethics Masters students. Deadline: 20 June, 2014.
Date:
09/06/2014
Piketty and the vicious circle of inequality

Piketty and the vicious circle of inequality

Description
Dr Scott Wisor is the author of the Birmingham Brief on Thomas Piketty's book on rising inequality.
Date:
09/06/2014
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