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Nazir Afzal OBE Honorary Graduand speech

Nazir Afzal OBE Honorary Graduand speech
Description
Video of this year's degree congregation speech.
Date:
01/09/2014

New book launch: A Midlands Odyssey

New book launch: A Midlands Odyssey
Description
CAHA PhD student co-edits collection of stories inspired by the Oddyssey and set in the Midlands today.
Date:
01/09/2014

AHRC Commons Fellow announced

AHRC Commons Fellow announced
Description
Dr Richard Clay has been appointed as the Arts and Humanities Research Council Commons Fellow leading the strategic direction of the AHRC Commons that was set out in the 2013-18 strategy.
Date:
01/09/2014

Friends of the Centre for West Midlands History newsletter

Friends of the Centre for West Midlands History newsletter
Description
The April 2014 issue of the Friends Newsletter is now available.
Date:
31/08/2014

Ian Morris Honorary Graduand speech

Ian Morris Honorary Graduand speech
Description
Video of this year's degree congregation speech.
Date:
29/08/2014

Dorothy Wilson MBE Honorary Graduand speech

Dorothy Wilson MBE Honorary Graduand speech
Description
Video of this year's degree congregation speech.
Date:
29/08/2014

Global health care justice: the demands of the basic right to health

Global health care justice: the demands of the basic right to health
Description
Every year approximately 18 million people, largely among the world's poorest, die of preventable or treatable diseases like tuberculosis and malaria. They die because, unlike their wealthier counterparts, they lack access to even basic medicines.
Date:
28/08/2014

Major coup for Birmingham as Picasso painting to go on display at Barber Institute

Major coup for Birmingham as Picasso painting to go on display at Barber Institute
Description
Painted in 1927, the picture has come from Japan and is believed to be the first major painting by the controversial Cubist ever to have gone on public exhibition in the city.
Date:
28/08/2014

Exhibit B puts people on display for Edinburgh International Festival

Exhibit B puts people on display for Edinburgh International Festival
Description
Sadiah Qureshi explores the Edinburgh International Festivals performance piece Exhibit B who's "tableaux vivants" explore the dark history of importing and displaying foreign people. The work has drawn criticism for recreating forms of dispossession, and praise for movingly addressing the legacies of colonialism.
Date:
22/08/2014

Tories' toxic relationship with ethnic minorities will hit them where it hurts

Tories' toxic relationship with ethnic minorities will hit them where it hurts
Description
Dr Matthew Francis writes for The Conversation
Date:
22/08/2014
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