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ELAL distance student amongst the finalists in British Council Awards

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Jon Nilson's research looked at whether using the first language helped learners to retain new vocabulary.
Date:
04/07/2017

Legitimate Authority, War, and the Ethics of Revolution

Legitimate Authority, War, and the Ethics of Revolution
Description
Jonathan Parry's work featured as part of a special section in the Summer Issue of Ethics and International Affairs.
Date:
04/07/2017

"Girls feel that they have to be normal, and their idea of normal is highly distorted"

"Girls feel that they have to be normal, and their idea of normal is highly distorted"
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Professor Heather Widdows commented on the rise in labiaplasty on BBC2's 'Victoria Derbyshire'.
Date:
04/07/2017

Trilateral Meeting of National Ethics Committees in Paris

Trilateral Meeting of National Ethics Committees in Paris
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The meeting brings together members of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics with members of the French and German National Ethics committees.
Date:
04/07/2017

Collaboration with University of Birmingham: the Zobel Project

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Local French teachers are collaborating with researchers at the University of Birmingham to develop new teaching materials to inspire pupils to learn French, at school and beyond.
Date:
03/07/2017

Islam, Gender, and Democracy in Comparative Perspective

Islam, Gender, and Democracy in Comparative Perspective
Description
The book edited by Professor Jocelyne Cesari and Professor Jose Casanova, focuses on women, religion, secularism, and democracy, across different religious traditions and national contexts.
Date:
03/07/2017

Dr Katherine Brown discussed her work on gender, radicalisation and counter-radicalisation with Austrian government officials

Dr Katherine Brown discussed her work on gender, radicalisation and counter-radicalisation with Austrian government officials
Description
The discussions focused on the overlap and differences between concerns around 'integration' and those of 'violent extremism'.
Date:
30/06/2017

Optimism and Mental Health

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Lisa Bortolotti's research on the positive role of optimism is prominently featured in an article in Red Magazine.
Date:
30/06/2017

Report on Sixth British Patristics Conference

Report on Sixth British Patristics Conference
Description
A report on the Sixth British Patristics Conference hosted in Birmingham has been published in Italian in the Bollettino di Studi Latini.
Date:
30/06/2017

Storming Utopia

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Dr Ita Mac Carthy performs in Storming Utopia, a research-led theatrical experiment in practical utopianism.
Date:
29/06/2017
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