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Thursday 3rd July 2014

Creative planning for 'self-made' UK cities of the future

Creative planning for 'self-made' UK cities of the future
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The University of Birmingham Policy Commission on Future Urban Living launches its report in the House of Lords on Monday 7 July. The report is the culmination of a year's evidence taken from a wide range of leading practitioners and thinkers on cities from the UK and elsewhere, drawing from it ideas to inform the way we live, work and play in the cities of the future.
Date:
Thursday 3rd July 2014
Thursday 26th June 2014

The moral complexities of child protection: mothers, children and the state

The moral complexities of child protection: mothers, children and the state
Description
University researchers have drawn attention to the numbers of children successively compulsorily removed from the same mother through the family courts. The Nuffield Foundation-funded work, by Karen Broadhurst, Claire Mason and Judith Harwin of the Universities of Brunel and Manchester, has caused a flurry of media interest, with the BBC noting that 7,143 mothers were involved in repeat care cases, affecting 22,790 children.
Date:
Thursday 26th June 2014
Friday 20th June 2014

Why US–Iran co-operation is a long-shot – a five-point guide

Why US–Iran co-operation is a long-shot – a five-point guide
Description
With the dramatic advance of Iraq's insurgents from Mosul towards Baghdad, an equally sensational development has been heralded: the US and Iran may ally to check the threat to the Iraqi government.
Date:
Friday 20th June 2014

Dark legacy of Birmingham's 'Trojan Horse' episode

Dark legacy of Birmingham's 'Trojan Horse' episode
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Despite the findings from the investigations into 21 Birmingham schools by Ofsted being published on Monday, the shadow cast by Operation Trojan Horse's allegations are likely to loom large over the city's Muslims.
Date:
Friday 20th June 2014
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