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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

PhD student, Terkimbi Atonde spends eight months teaching at a university in Brazil

PhD student, Terkimbi Atonde spends eight months teaching at a university in Brazil
Description
English Language and Applied Linguistics PhD student, Terkimbi Atonde has just started an eight-month teaching placement at Sao Paulo State University in Brazil.
Date:
18/08/2014

Emotion and consciousness: Damasio's hypothesis

Emotion and consciousness: Damasio's hypothesis
Description
PhD student Isaura Peddis writes about her research provisionally entitled 'The Importance of Empathy'.
Date:
16/08/2014

50 years since the last execution can the UK help end the death penalty worldwide?

50 years since the last execution can the UK help end the death penalty worldwide?
Description
Birmingham Law School's Dr Bharat Malkani writes for the Conversation
Date:
13/08/2014

Philosophy of psychiatry at Philosophy@Birmingham

Philosophy of psychiatry at Philosophy@Birmingham
Description
Sullivan-Bissett, Allen and Miyazono blog about their research on delusions and anxiety.
Date:
13/08/2014

The University of Birmingham celebrates its best ever performance in the National Student Survey

The University of Birmingham celebrates its best ever performance in the National Student Survey
Description
The National Student Survey (NSS) has awarded the University of Birmingham an overall satisfaction mark of 89%, up from 88% for the past two years and a rise of five places among Russell Group institutions.
Date:
12/08/2014

Philosophy advance reading list

Philosophy advance reading list
Description
Suggested summer reading for students starting in September 2014.
Date:
11/08/2014
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