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'Migrants should learn English' - who could object?

'Migrants should learn English' - who could object?
Description
Read the latest blog post by Professor Susan Hunston in 'Language in the News'.
Date:
06/01/2017

Professor Susan Hunston, OBE for services to Higher Education and Applied Linguistics

Professor Susan Hunston, OBE for services to Higher Education and Applied Linguistics
Description
We are delighted to announce that Professor Susan Hunston has been awarded an OBE for services to Higher Education and Applied Linguistics.
Date:
05/01/2017

The Irrationality within Us

The Irrationality within Us
Description
Lisa Bortolotti's work on irrationality and themes connected to her ERC-funded project PERFECT are discussed in a Scientific American Mind guest blog by Elly Vintiadis.
Date:
22/12/2016

"Empires of Emptiness" exhibition in Ironbridge extended again due to popular demand – but four weeks left only!

"Empires of Emptiness" exhibition in Ironbridge extended again due to popular demand – but four weeks left only!
Description
The second showing of the "Empires of Emptiness" exhibition, curated by Dr Berny Sèbe, has been extended twice as a result of its resounding success at the Jackfield Tile Museum in Ironbridge.
Date:
22/12/2016

Shakespeare Institute's Asian Tour

Shakespeare Institute's Asian Tour
Description
in November and December Professor Michael Dobson (Shakespeare Institute) visited three Asian countries with strong and distinctive traditions of Shakespearean performance, translation and scholarship – China, Japan, and India.
Date:
21/12/2016

The Three Wise Men

The Three Wise Men
Description
Dr Simon Yarrow reflects on the significance of the biblical journey of the Magi.
Date:
20/12/2016

Major ERC award for comparative study of resilience in survivors of conflict-related sexual violence

Major ERC award for comparative study of resilience in survivors of conflict-related sexual violence
Description
Dr Janine Natalya Clark has been awarded a European Research Council Consolidator Grant worth 1.8m Euros to undertake a five year research project.
Date:
19/12/2016

Teaching Academy Award for Supporting Student Learning

Teaching Academy Award for Supporting Student Learning
Description
Congratulations to Erin Sullivan who has won a University Teaching Academy Award for Supporting Student Learning.
Date:
19/12/2016

Saving Land and Water: Shaping Perceptions of Climate Change

Saving Land and Water: Shaping Perceptions of Climate Change
Description
During the Arts and Science Festival 2017, project PERFECT will sponsor a lunchtime event on perceptions of climate change.
Date:
16/12/2016

Birmingham joins Chinese partners to launch Shakespeare Centre in China

Birmingham joins Chinese partners to launch Shakespeare Centre in China
Description
The Shakespeare Centre, China sees the University's world-renowned Shakespeare Institute, based in Stratford-upon-Avon, reach out to millions of Chinese people to increase access to and understanding of Shakespeare
Date:
15/12/2016
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