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Tory uses dodgy calculations to argue MPs need £225,000 a year

Tory uses dodgy calculations to argue MPs need £225,000 a year

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Conservative politician Adam Afriyie has made his contribution to the debate about parliamentarians living far from reality by proclaiming that it is "almost impossible to operate on the salary that is given to MPs if you come from a middle-income family".
Date:
11/03/2015
£10,000 scholarships for Masters study at the University of Birmingham

£10,000 scholarships for Masters study at the University of Birmingham

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For 2015 entry the University has two brand new schemes which offer £10,000 scholarships for Masters students. These scholarships have been jointly funded by the British Government; the allocation of the awards, which is the fourth highest in the UK, further cements Birmingham's place amongst the very best higher education institutions for postgraduate study.
Date:
10/03/2015
China at the centre of "Eurasian" history

China at the centre of "Eurasian" history

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Video of the latest Global China: New Approaches Seminar given by Pamela Crossley (Dartmouth, USA).
Date:
03/03/2015
'Official' papers may not tell whole story of historical paedophilia scandal

'Official' papers may not tell whole story of historical paedophilia scandal

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Dr Christopher Moores discusses how the discovery and release of government papers detailing the investigation into the alleged 'unnatural' sexual conduct of diplomat Sir Peter Hayman generated substantial press coverage; yet unreported, were alternative contemporary accounts offering a different story of the legal proceedings brought against members of the Paedophile Information Exchange in the 1980s.
Date:
25/02/2015
A funny thing didn't happen on the way to the Forum

A funny thing didn't happen on the way to the Forum

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Inaugural lecture of Professor Simon Esmonde-Cleary
Date:
24/02/2015
'World War One: Aviation Comes of Age' MOOC

'World War One: Aviation Comes of Age' MOOC

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Registration is now open for our World War One MOOC in collaboration with the BBC, which will allow users to explore the aerial aspect of the conflict through a series of academic resources and multimedia content.
Date:
03/02/2015
Friends of the Centre for West Midlands History newsletter

Friends of the Centre for West Midlands History newsletter

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The January edition of the friends newsletter is now available.
Date:
27/01/2015
After Paris: keeping our buildings and minds open

After Paris: keeping our buildings and minds open

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In the latest Birmingham Brief Professor Gavin Schaffer discusses the after-effects of the Paris shootings on Britains Jewish community.
Date:
23/01/2015
Report: Roundtable on contemporary global environmental history

Report: Roundtable on contemporary global environmental history

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The inaugural BISEMEH event which featured two papers with different geographic scopes, timeframes, and moral quagmires.
Date:
14/01/2015
Birmingham's history is for everyone

Birmingham's history is for everyone

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Dr Chris Callow on how archives give people an interest in a place, and sense of pride in a place, and they are an effective marketing tool for a city to the wider world.
Date:
12/01/2015
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