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Identification of new catena manuscripts

Identification of new catena manuscripts
Description
The ERC-funded CATENA project has released a checklist of Greek New Testament manuscripts with catenae, including fifty new entries, thirty-five of which are not included in the current register of manuscripts of the Greek New Testament.
Date:
13/08/2018

Project exhibition in Jordan shows artwork by Syrian refugees

Project exhibition in Jordan shows artwork by Syrian refugees
Description
On Wednesday 8 August 2018, the British Institute in Amman held an exhibition showcasing art created by Syrian women who have found refuge in Germany, the UK and Jordan.
Date:
13/08/2018

Census category calls divide Britain's Sikh community

Census category calls divide Britain's Sikh community
Description
Dr Jagbir Jhutti-Johal, Senior Lecturer in Sikh Studies, is quoted in The Hindu, an Indian daily newspaper, about the recent news that Sikhs may get an ethnic tick box in the 2021 Census. The topic has generated a lot of discussion within the British Sikh community and is seen as an important issue.
Date:
09/08/2018

Surrogacy laws: why a global approach is needed to stop exploitation of women

Surrogacy laws: why a global approach is needed to stop exploitation of women
Description
Dr Herjeet Marway and Dr Gulzaar Barn (Department of Philosophy), write for The Conversation on the use of surrogacy; they argue that a global approach to surrogacy law is needed to stop the exploitation of women.
Date:
09/08/2018

Beauty as a moral virtue: the case of "Dr. Bumbum"

Beauty as a moral virtue: the case of "Dr. Bumbum"
Description
Professor Heather Widdows is interviewed for BBC News Brazil about beauty as a moral virtue, following the recent news that a celebrity Brazilian cosmetic surgeon known as "Dr Bumbum" has gone on the run after a woman died following injections he gave her (article in Portuguese).
Date:
08/08/2018

A conspiracy to suppress Mary Magdalene? No longer just a Dan Brown plotline

A conspiracy to suppress Mary Magdalene? No longer just a Dan Brown plotline
Description
Professor Candida Moss writes for the Daily Beast about recent scholarly research that suggests there was a conspiracy to diminish the status and memory of Mary Magdalene. Professors Hugh Houghton and David Parker in the Department of Theology & Religion are also mentioned in the article.
Date:
08/08/2018

Graduate stories: Emily Skyrme

Graduate stories: Emily Skyrme
Description
Emily graduated with a Class I with Honours BA Liberal Arts and Sciences (Music Major) in July 2018.
Date:
08/08/2018

Why overconfidence in investing can be dangerous

Why overconfidence in investing can be dangerous
Description
Professor Lisa Bortolotti is interviewed by AES International, a global financial firm, discussing how overconfidence and overoptimism in financial scenarios can be dangerous. Lisa co-led a project on the costs and benefits of optimism, funded by the John Templeton Foundation, from 2015-16.
Date:
07/08/2018

Companies that promise to lighten baby skin colour reinforce prejudice

Companies that promise to lighten baby skin colour reinforce prejudice
Description
Dr Herjeet Marway writes for The Conversation on the ethics of genetically selecting for fair skin; she argues that such companies that promise to lighten baby skin colour reinforce prejudice. Herjeet's journal article on the same topic was recently quoted in The Guardian.
Date:
07/08/2018

Sikh ethnic tick box in the 2021 Census and a question about research and methodology

Sikh ethnic tick box in the 2021 Census and a question about research and methodology
Description
Dr Jagbir Jhutti-Johal, Senior Lecturer in Sikh Studies, writes for the Birmingham Perspective about the recent news that Sikhs may get an ethnic tick box in the 2021 Census. The topic has generated a lot of discussion within the British Sikh community and is seen as an important issue.
Date:
07/08/2018
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