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Does Ed Miliband have a future as Labour leader?

Does Ed Miliband have a future as Labour leader?
Description
Dr Matthew Francis discusses Ed Milibands future as Labour leader.
Date:
21/11/2014

Tower Hamlets residents must be wondering why they bothered to vote

Tower Hamlets residents must be wondering why they bothered to vote
Description
Written by Chris Game. With a forced smile and through gritted teeth, Tower Hamlets' elected mayor, Lutfur Rahman, has announced himself willing to accept – and even "welcome" – the intervention package set out for his borough by Eric Pickles, secretary of state for communities and local government.
Date:
21/11/2014

Erika Rackley speaks at 'Being Human' Festival Event at the UK Supreme Court

Erika Rackley speaks at 'Being Human' Festival Event at the UK Supreme Court
Description
Erika Rackley, a professor at Birmingham Law School, joined a panel of speakers, chaired by Supreme Court Justice, Lord Carnwarth, to consider what it means for a judge to 'be human'.
Date:
21/11/2014

Birmingham pub bombings 40 years on: why there is still no closure

Birmingham pub bombings 40 years on: why there is still no closure
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Birmingham Law School's Professor Andrew Sanders writes for the Birmingham Brief
Date:
21/11/2014

Blog: Pickles' Tower Hamlets takeover: a sad affair all round

Blog: Pickles' Tower Hamlets takeover: a sad affair all round
Description
Written by Chris Game. He kept Communities and Local Government Secretary, Eric Pickles, waiting until almost literally the 23rd hour of the 14th day of his two-week deadline. In the end, though, Tower Hamlets' elected mayor, Lutfur Rahman, having last Friday lost his second, and ill-advised, application for a judicial review, was left with little choice.
Date:
20/11/2014

Podcast: Russia and the West since 1991: a tale of growing distrust

Podcast: Russia and the West since 1991: a tale of growing distrust
Description
The high level of trust that had been constructed between western and Soviet leaders in the late 1980s and early 1990s was not sustained when western leaders had to face an independent Russia, even though the new Russia began with every intention of transforming itself into a full participating member of the international institutions set up after 1945 to keep the peace. However, Russians – not just their government – had come to view international institutions with profound distrust as having deceived them in both the economic and diplomatic spheres.
Date:
20/11/2014

Podcast: Russia and the West since 1991: a tale of growing distrust

Podcast: Russia and the West since 1991: a tale of growing distrust
Description
The high level of trust that had been constructed between western and Soviet leaders in the late 1980s and early 1990s was not sustained when western leaders had to face an independent Russia, even though the new Russia began with every intention of transforming itself into a full participating member of the international institutions set up after 1945 to keep the peace. However, Russians – not just their government – had come to view international institutions with profound distrust as having deceived them in both the economic and diplomatic spheres.
Date:
20/11/2014

Doctoral researcher's paper focuses on children's homes in Latin America

Doctoral researcher's paper focuses on children's homes in Latin America
Description
PhD student Manuela Garcia Quiroga has published a paper on the subject of children's homes and foster care around the world, with a special focus on Latin America.
Date:
20/11/2014

Could a vaccine help to fight cancer? You can help us find out

Description
Working with Cancer Research UK, the Birmingham research team (Prof Alan Rickinson, Dr Neil Steven and Dr Graham Taylor; all in the School of Cancer Sciences) have already tested the vaccine in a small number of patients with an EBV-related head and neck cancer. It is currently being tested in larger clinical trials worldwide.
Date:
20/11/2014

Abe can win Japan's snap election but he needs to win big

Abe can win Japan's snap election but he needs to win big
Description
Written by Dr Julie Gilson. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's decision to call a snap election for December 14 comes after what has been a rather bad week for him. Japan has slipped back into recession for the first time since 2012 and Abe has seen his popularity ratings drop below 50% for the first time.
Date:
19/11/2014

HSMC in Australia: Setting health priorities

HSMC in Australia: Setting health priorities
Description
Last week was the biennial meeting of the International Society for Priorities in Health Care, and it took place in the glorious setting of the South Wharf of the Yarra river in sunny Melbourne Australia.
Date:
19/11/2014

Applications invited for 12-month Post Doctoral Research Fellow post

Description
Applications are invited for a 12 month Post Doctoral Research Fellow post to undertake magnetic susceptibility measurements research. The researcher will join a very active groundwater and geomagnetism research team.
Date:
19/11/2014

Creating tomorrow's leading social scientists

Description
The University of Birmingham is proud to offer 25 ESRC scholarships to fund postgraduate training and doctoral research.
Date:
18/11/2014

Old Joe turns blue for European Antibiotic Awareness Day

Description
The University of Birmingham's iconic clock tower 'Old Joe' turned a shade of blue as part of European Antibiotic Awareness Day (EAAD) on Tuesday 18 October
Date:
18/11/2014

The Value of Heritage and the Heritage of Value

The Value of Heritage and the Heritage of Value
Description
Full video recording of Simon Thurley's Ironbridge Annual Lecture.
Date:
18/11/2014

Seaweed news!

Seaweed news!
Description
The Coates lab at the University of Birmingham is part of a recently-funded EU-COST network set up to further understanding of basic growth and development in seaweeds, so that this knowledge can be applied to aquaculture in the future.
Date:
18/11/2014

Jeremy Irons visits for a spot of regime change at the Shakespeare Institute

Jeremy Irons visits for a spot of regime change at the Shakespeare Institute
Description
Jeremy Irons visits the Institute.
Date:
17/11/2014

The future of social housing

Description
Housing and Communities Research Group launches new research programme on the future of social housing.
Date:
17/11/2014

Deciphering Obama's letter to the Supreme Leader

Deciphering Obama's letter to the Supreme Leader
Description
Earlier this week, it was reported by The Wall Street Journal that President Barack Obama had sent a secret letter to the Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, urging him to accept the terms of a comprehensive agreement with the United States and other major world powers on the issue of Iran's nuclear programme.
Date:
17/11/2014
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