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Perceptions of a 'normal' body image distorted by media and trends in beauty practices

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A team of researchers led by the University of Birmingham say that the demands of beauty routines particularly for women are increasing, with perceptions of a 'normal' body image changing fast.
Date:
09/06/2016
Agency without rationality

Agency without rationality

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Inaugural lecture given by Professor Lisa Bortolotti.
Date:
01/06/2016
Birmingham scholars take to the stage at Hay

Birmingham scholars take to the stage at Hay

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Some of the top scholars from the University of Birmingham's College of Arts and Law will take to the stage to lead talks and debates showcasing their areas of research, at this year's Hay Festival.
Date:
26/05/2016
Unthinkable: Why are beauty standards becoming more onerous?

Unthinkable: Why are beauty standards becoming more onerous?

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You are not going to be thin, with curves, on your deathbed, says philosopher Heather Widdows in an article for The Irish Times.
Date:
25/05/2016
PERFECT talks: June and July 2016

PERFECT talks: June and July 2016

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Project PERFECT will be giving a series of talks in June and July.
Date:
25/04/2016
Costs and Benefits of Optimism project in spring 2016 issue of Logoi

Costs and Benefits of Optimism project in spring 2016 issue of Logoi

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The Spring 2016 issue of Logoi features an interview with Lisa Bortolotti on her project on the Costs and Benefits of Optimism.
Date:
20/04/2016
AHRC Early-Career Research Grant for 'Context-Sensitivity in Natural Language'

AHRC Early-Career Research Grant for 'Context-Sensitivity in Natural Language'

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Dr Alex Silk has been awarded an AHRC Early-Career Research Grant of £127,588 for the project.
Date:
08/04/2016
Fulbright Award

Fulbright Award

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PhD student Reinier Schuur obtained a Fulbright Award to visit the University of Pittsburgh in 2016-2017.
Date:
06/04/2016
Tricked by memory

Tricked by memory

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Videos of three talks delivered during the Arts and Science Festival 2016 as part of the event "Tricked by Memory".
Date:
06/04/2016
PERFECT talks: April and May

PERFECT talks: April and May

Description
Project PERFECT will be giving a series of talks in April and May 2016.
Date:
22/03/2016
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