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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 10th August 2017

Funding, the NHS and the challenge of setting service limits

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Reader in Health Policy and Managemennt, Iestyn Williams discusses issues of funding and service limit challenges faced by the NHS.
Date:
Thursday 10th August 2017
Thursday 3rd August 2017

'Colorful language' and Big Data – linguistics in the digital age

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Following the recent firing of the White House communications Director Anthony Scaramucci, Professor Michaela Mahlberg discusses linguistic effects within the digital age, and how language matters.
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Thursday 3rd 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
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