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Thursday 20th September 2018

Lost generations – the challenges of preserving Jewish heritage

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Director of the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage, Professor Mike Robinson discusses the challenges of preserving Jewish heritage.
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Thursday 20th September 2018
Thursday 13th September 2018

Using nanotechnology to save a national icon

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In the School of Chemistry, we have been working with partners and using the latest in new polymer nanotechnology to preserve a national icon, the Mary Rose.
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Thursday 13th September 2018
Thursday 6th September 2018

The Language of Fake News

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Writing for the Birmingham Brief, Professor Jack Grieve, Professorial Fellow in Corpus Linguistics in the Department of English Language and Linguistics examines the challenge of fake news, and how the language used in it could be the key to its detection.
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Thursday 6th September 2018
Thursday 30th August 2018

Children are the present: why the time to listen is now

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Hannah Briscoe, recent overall winner in the 2018 Research Poster Conference, writes about how her research into the lives of the children of British Protestant missionaries in Africa throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, has relevance for today's policy makers.
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Thursday 30th August 2018
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