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College of Arts and Law MA by Research by distance learning

College of Arts and Law MA by Research by distance learning
Description
Following the continued success of our PhD by distance learning, we are very pleased to announce that this mode of study will also be available for our MA by Research programmes from January 2014.
Date:
14/11/2013

Citizen Reader

Citizen Reader
Description
A video of Dr Danielle Fuller's talk as part of the Book to the Future Festival 2013.
Date:
13/11/2013

Crossroads in African Studies conference report

Crossroads in African Studies conference report
Description
A report on the international conference 'Crossroads in African Studies', which took place on 4-6 September 2013 at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
13/11/2013

Exhibition of Islamic Calligraphy at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

Exhibition of Islamic Calligraphy at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
Description
An exhibition of Islamic calligraphy, including material from the Mingana Collection also available in the VMR.
Date:
13/11/2013

Birmingham Workshops in Philosophy: Fundamentality

Birmingham Workshops in Philosophy: Fundamentality
Description
A video of highlights from the recent workshop on fundamentality featuring talks by Mark Jago and Kit Fine
Date:
06/11/2013

November 2013

Description
Dr Graham P Smith talks about our new telescope which is available to the public, Professor Kai Bongs briefs us on Quantum technology: iSensing the underworld and Michael Grove asks Engineering: skills or qualifications? And more...
Date:
05/11/2013

Black Country History Day 2013

Black Country History Day 2013
Description
A report from the Black Country Bugle.
Date:
04/11/2013

Dr Jonathan Boff interviewed on BBC Radio West Midlands

Dr Jonathan Boff interviewed on BBC Radio West Midlands
Description
Jonathan talked to James Whale on the Adrian Goldberg show about the University's plans to mark the Centenary of the First World War
Date:
31/10/2013

Teaching Shakespeare and the Big Stuff

Teaching Shakespeare and the Big Stuff
Description
A video of Professor Ewan Fernie's talk at the Book to the Future Festival 2013.
Date:
29/10/2013

Birmingham: the great working city

Birmingham: the great working city
Description
Professor Carl Chinn recently gave a talk on the history of Birmingham as part of the Book to the Future festival.
Date:
29/10/2013

ACED 2103

Description
The University of Birmingham will host this year's Association of Civil Engineering Departments (ACED) annual conference at its Hornton Grange conference centre on 24 and 25 October.
Date:
25/10/2013

The Qumran Rule Texts in Context: Collected Studies

The Qumran Rule Texts in Context: Collected Studies
Description
New book by Dr Charlotte Hempel
Date:
22/10/2013

Only those with an expensive education can understand Shakespeare?

Only those with an expensive education can understand Shakespeare?
Description
Professor Michael Dobson responds to Julian Fellowes claim in a Mail online article.
Date:
22/10/2013

BBC: University WWI archive being digitised for the centenary

BBC: University WWI archive being digitised for the centenary
Description
News feature with video from the BBC featuring the Cadbury Research Library and Dr Jonathan Boff.
Date:
22/10/2013

Cadbury Fellowships 2014

Cadbury Fellowships 2014
Description
The department invites applications from early-career researchers who are based in African institutions and wish to spend a period of ten weeks with us discussing and developing the results of their primary research.
Date:
21/10/2013

Kitty Heart-Moxon: the West Midlands remembers

Kitty Heart-Moxon: the West Midlands remembers
Description
Kitty Hart-Moxon OBE returned to the University of Birmingham to give an emotive talk about her personal Auschwitz experience to staff and students.
Date:
21/10/2013

The Ethics of Police Infiltration

The Ethics of Police Infiltration
Description
Dr Steve Hewitt is interviewed on Canadian Radio
Date:
21/10/2013

The Fage Lecture 2013: African Economic History in the Longue Durée from a Global Perspective

The Fage Lecture 2013: African Economic History in the Longue Durée from a Global Perspective
Description
The first Fage Lecture a double lecture delivered by Professor Anthony G. Hopkins and Professor Gareth Austin, followed by a response by Professor Robin Law.
Date:
18/10/2013

World War 1: Aviation Comes of Age MOOC

World War 1: Aviation Comes of Age MOOC
Description
The University of Birmingham is linking up with the BBC to create an academic first – a unique distance learning course marking the centenary of the First World War next year.
Date:
16/10/2013

October 2013

Description
Professor Paul Newman commented, via Expert Alert, on the significance of the Nobel prize win by Higgs and Englert. Dr Zoe Schnepp's research findings that jelly-making protein could help make cheap fuel cells. Professor Bill Chaplin and Dr Andrea Miglio's research into a star that spins out of alignment and more...
Date:
16/10/2013
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