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Distinguished Writers Coming to Edgbaston in February and March

Distinguished Writers Coming to Edgbaston in February and March
Description
Poetry-lovers are invited to come to the ongoing series of talks from renowned visiting writers hosted by the School of English, Drama and American & Canadian Studies. The next speaker, on 26 February, is the Scottish poet Kathleen Jamie.
Date:
06/02/2014

Saving humans by numbers

Saving humans by numbers
Description
Dr Jussi Suikkanen writes a series of articles for the Saving Humans blog.
Date:
05/02/2014

Military Structures and ranks

Military Structures and ranks
Description
New First World War article by Dr Jonathan Boff for the British Library.
Date:
03/02/2014

Centre for West Midlands History January newsletter

Centre for West Midlands History January newsletter
Description
Latest newsletter for friends of the Centre and those interested in the history of the Midlands.
Date:
31/01/2014

Charlotte Hempel wins a Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship

Charlotte Hempel wins a Marie Curie International Incoming Fellowship
Description
This innovative study is part of an emerging field of research known as 'Religious Experience' that seeks to recover the phenomenal experience of religion.
Date:
24/01/2014

Birmingham Great War Centenary Lecture Series

Birmingham Great War Centenary Lecture Series
Description
To commemorate the centenary of the First World War, the University of Birmingham's Centre for War Studies is delighted to announce a series of lectures by distinguished international historians on important themes to do with the conflict.
Date:
20/01/2014

House of Lords Action on Rheumatoid Arthritis

House of Lords Action on Rheumatoid Arthritis
Description
Professor Karim Raza presents at a House of Lords summit on increasing public awareness of Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Date:
16/01/2014

Antibacterial Handwash: Useful, or a Potential Risk?

Antibacterial Handwash: Useful, or a Potential Risk?
Description
Dr Mark Webber provides expert opinion on BBC World News
Date:
16/01/2014

FIRST LEGO League competition

Description
How do we protect ourselves from natural disasters? How do we rebuild communities struck by natural disasters? These are the subjects of the 2013/2014 Nature's Fury challenge set for 9 to 16 year olds by the FIRST LEGO League.
Date:
08/01/2014

80 school children build robots to tackle global challenges at FIRST LEGO League competition

Description
How do we protect ourselves from natural disasters? How do we rebuild communities struck by natural disasters? These are the subjects of the 2013/2014 Nature's Fury challenge set for 9 to 16 year olds by the FIRST LEGO League.
Date:
07/01/2014

EPS in the media - January 2014

Description
Parasite resistance to the malaria drug, gels which can be used to give dieters the illusion of feeling full, Comet Lovejoy, Britcoins and more...
Date:
07/01/2014

Shakespeare Institute students wow Royal Shakespeare Thetre

Shakespeare Institute students wow Royal Shakespeare Thetre
Description
If you could ask Shakespeare one thing, what would it be? Building on this question, the MA Shakespeare and Creativity students at the Shakespeare Institute scripted an assessed creative project called Shakespeare UnBard which mounted in a performance at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre last Friday.
Date:
20/12/2013

Early successes in EESE student telerobotics projects

Description
November and December saw a number of successful conclusions to early project research and teaching outcomes for undergraduate and postgraduate students alike. Focusing on the topic of telepresence or telerobotics, the achievements range from the development of a new, very low-cost robot arm and hand to innovative designs for hospital robots!
Date:
20/12/2013

Scriptural reasoning and the meeting of Abrahamic faiths: an aesthetic politics of religions

Scriptural reasoning and the meeting of Abrahamic faiths: an aesthetic politics of religions
Description
Dr David Cheetham will be giving an open lecture at the Al-Maktoum College, Dundee on 21 January 2014.
Date:
20/12/2013

Sayyid Qutb: From Liberalism to Fundamentalism, a reading of some selected literary works

Sayyid Qutb: From Liberalism to Fundamentalism, a reading of some selected literary works
Description
Dr Haifaa Jawad will be giving an open lecture at the Al-Maktoum College, Dundee on 27 March 2014.
Date:
20/12/2013

CMR1900 newsletter

CMR1900 newsletter
Description
Issue 1 of the CMR1900 newsletter. This newsletter aims to keep you up to date on events relating to the CMR1900 and associated projects and events.
Date:
20/12/2013

International Collaboration map

International Collaboration map
Description
The College of Social Sciences is proud of its extensive links with universities and other strategic partners throughout the world. Through our network of global partnerships, we engage in a wide range of activities including staff and student exchange and collaboration in research and teaching.
Date:
19/12/2013

Birmingham poet's portfolio career advice

Birmingham poet's portfolio career advice
Description
Jan Watts, Birmingham Poet Laureate 2011-12, delivered an insightful talk to College of Arts and Law postgraduates, detailing the trials and tribulations of a portfolio career in the arts.
Date:
13/12/2013

Enduring legacy of Mandela

Enduring legacy of Mandela
Description
Latest Birmingham perspective written by Dr Keith Shear.
Date:
12/12/2013

Principal appointed for new University of Birmingham School

Description
The University of Birmingham and the governors of the University of Birmingham School are delighted to announce the appointment of one of the country's most outstanding headteachers to its flagship training school. Michael Roden, Head of King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys in Birmingham, will join the University of Birmingham School as Principal in April 2014 in order to prepare for its opening in September 2015.
Date:
11/12/2013
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