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Debates in personalisation

Description
This unique book, by HSMC's Jon Glasby and Catherine Needham, brings together, for the first time, advocates and critics of the personalisation agenda in English social care services to debate key issues relating to personalisation.
Date:
14/10/2014

The Problems of Travelling to Access Basic Care #repealthe8th

The Problems of Travelling to Access Basic Care #repealthe8th
Description
Birmingham Law School's Dr Sheelagh McGuinness and Professor Marie Fox write for the Human Rights in Ireland blog.
Date:
14/10/2014

ICCS Seminar Series 2014/15

ICCS Seminar Series 2014/15
Description
ICCS hosts a number of seminars throughout the year which focuses on a number of different topics. Listen to the latest podcasts from our recent events.
Date:
14/10/2014

International Development Forum, Autumn 2014

International Development Forum, Autumn 2014
Description
The International Development Forum is an initiative funded by the University of Birmingham Educational Enhancement Fund to provide an introduction to international development to students from across the University, at any level of study.
Date:
14/10/2014

Podcast: "The Responsibility to Protect" and the Unreasonable Veto

Podcast: "The Responsibility to Protect" and the Unreasonable Veto
Description
The roots of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) are to be found in the international community's attempts to navigate a route through UN Security Council (UNSC) inaction in the face of mass human rights atrocities. The likelihood of such inaction is exacerbated by the ability of UNSC Permanent members to veto actions which they oppose, but given the level of human suffering which characterises such crises, should this right of veto, unfettered by the UN Charter, be subject to some degree of constraint? Issues relating to this question are considered in 'The Responsibility to Protect and the "Unreasonable" Veto'.
Date:
14/10/2014

Podcast: "The Responsibility to Protect" and the Unreasonable Veto

Podcast: "The Responsibility to Protect" and the Unreasonable Veto
Description
The roots of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) are to be found in the international community's attempts to navigate a route through UN Security Council (UNSC) inaction in the face of mass human rights atrocities. The likelihood of such inaction is exacerbated by the ability of UNSC Permanent members to veto actions which they oppose, but given the level of human suffering which characterises such crises, should this right of veto, unfettered by the UN Charter, be subject to some degree of constraint? Issues relating to this question are considered in 'The Responsibility to Protect and the "Unreasonable" Veto'.
Date:
14/10/2014

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - October 2014

Description
From security analysis on the national grid and rail systems to detoxing from technology and more...
Date:
14/10/2014

Birmingham puts LGBTQ identities at the heart of its curriculum

Birmingham puts LGBTQ identities at the heart of its curriculum
Description
The University of Birmingham is taking steps to ensure that its curriculum is inclusive towards those with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ) identities.
Date:
14/10/2014

Decisions of value report

Description
HSMC has completed a review of the published literature on 'decisions of value' in health care for the NHS Confederation.
Date:
14/10/2014

Why Peaky Blinders tells us all we need to know (and more) about the 1920s

Why Peaky Blinders tells us all we need to know (and more) about the 1920s
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Dr Matt Houlbrook on why Peaky Blinders tells us all we need to know (and more) about the 1920s.
Date:
13/10/2014

Is the call for a tougher UK response to extremists unreasonable?

Description
The School of Social Policy's Dr Chris Allen, participated in a live debate for 'Voice of Russia' on the new counter-extremism powers proposed by Theresa May at the Tory party conference. Under these new proposals preachers of hate will be banned from public speaking or spreading their propoganda on social media, under sweeping new powers.
Date:
13/10/2014

Humiliated party leaders still can't deal with the UKIP threat

Humiliated party leaders still can't deal with the UKIP threat
Description
"Something big is happening here". Those were the words of Nigel Farage following the news that Douglas Carswell had become UKIP's first member of parliament in the Clacton by-election.
Date:
13/10/2014

Birmingham Sociologist Invited to Keynote Lecture at the Ikon Gallery

Birmingham Sociologist Invited to Keynote Lecture at the Ikon Gallery
Description
Dr Will Leggett, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, has been invited to deliver a public lecture at the new Library of Birmingham as part of the Ikon Gallery's 'Those were the decades' 50th anniversary events.
Date:
10/10/2014

Greek Bronze Age ended 100 years earlier than thought, new evidence suggests

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Conventional estimates for the collapse of the Aegean civilization may be incorrect by up to a century, according to new radiocarbon analyses.
Date:
10/10/2014

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Hearing Local Voices in Peacebuilding

IDD Guest seminar podcast: Hearing Local Voices in Peacebuilding
Description
Speaker: Dr David Roberts, Loughborough University.
Date:
10/10/2014

'Taking Nonhuman Perspectives Seriously: The Importance of Non-Anthropocentrism for Nonhuman Animals'

'Taking Nonhuman Perspectives Seriously: The Importance of Non-Anthropocentrism for Nonhuman Animals'
Description
In January 2015, PhD student Andrew Woodhall will present his paper at the Minding Animals conference in New Delhi, India.
Date:
10/10/2014

World Mental Health Day: A call for audacious leadership

World Mental Health Day: A call for audacious leadership
Description
Today is World Mental Health Day, an annual event to raise awareness and promote the cause of mental health, with this year focusing on people with a diagnosis of schizophrenia.
Date:
10/10/2014

AHRC networking grant on the Greek crisis

AHRC networking grant on the Greek crisis
Description
Professor Dimitris Tziovas has been awarded an AHRC grant to lead a networking project on 'The cultural politics of the Greek crisis' which aims to stimulate debate on the implications of the economic crisis for Greek culture and identity.
Date:
09/10/2014

High-speed rail college a boost for the region – the hard work starts now

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Last week the government announced that the headquarters of the new National College for High Speed Rail will be located in Birmingham, with a satellite site in Doncaster. This is good news for the railway industry and good news for the two regions. It's also good news for the University of Birmingham, which will play a key role in the work of the college through its Centre for Railway Research and Education (BCRRE).
Date:
09/10/2014
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