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What should we do about payday lending? Lessons from Australia

Description
Payday lenders have become demonised over the last couple of years for preying on the poor, with loan APRs that can easily exceed 4,000 per cent. In response to this, the UK government announced in November 2013 that the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) must introduce some limitation on the cost of credit by January 2015.
Date:
28 April 2014

Operation Trojan Horse: Examining the 'Islamic takeover' of Birmingham schools

Description
It is believed that at least 25 schools in Birmingham are now being investigated in response to allegations of what the media and city council are routinely describing as 'takeover' bids by 'hardline Muslims'. Dr Chris Allen contributes to the latest Birmingham Brief.
Date:
17 April 2014

Irregular migrant crossings in the Mediterranean

Description
Dr Nando Sigona from the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS), was interviewed recently by Jon Sopel on the BBC World's Global on Melilla, Lampedusa and Fortress Europe.
Date:
17 April 2014

IRiS practitioner researchers organise exhibition

Description
All are welcome at this exhibition at the Barber Institute which is a snapshot of Birmingham's Chinese community captured through oral history interviews, photographs and other records.
Date:
17 April 2014

Housing and communities: Australian speaking engagements

Description
Social Policy's David Mullins will be speaking at two events in Australia during May.
Date:
14 April 2014
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IASS Events

Survivor Performance Arts and Exhibition

Date
07 September 2014 (11:00-16:00)
Location:
7th Floor Muirhead Tower
Description
Alongside the exhibition, which show cases the diverse creativity and ability of survivor artists, research presentations on the role of comedy in recovery and Survivor Arts in Social Work training and music and poetry from survivor artists will be taking place throughout the day.
Categories:
Social Sciences

Integration for who? Getting on in an era of superdiversity with Professor Jenny Phillimore

Date
17 September 2014 (17:30-18:30)
Location:
G15, Muirhead Tower, University of Birmingham
Description
Each new professor at the University of Birmingham gives a lecture, known as an inaugural, to their peers and students on their area of research. Therefore you are personally invited to join, Jenny Phillimore Professor of Migration and Superdiversity, at her Inaugural Lecture on Wednesday 17th September 2014 at 5pm – 6pm as it may be of interest to your area of expertise.
Categories:
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Social Sciences, Teaching

Housing and Communities Research Network

Date
29 September 2014 (16:15-17:45)
Location:
Muirhead Tower, Room 710
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