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Thursday 14th March 2019

What can we learn from the ways people use metaphor to talk about pregnancy loss?

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It is estimated that approximately 1 in 5 known pregnancies end in miscarriage, 1 in every 200 births is a stillbirth, and 2,000 terminations for reasons of foetal anomaly are performed in the UK each year.
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Thursday 14th March 2019
Thursday 7th March 2019

World Book Day in the Digital Age

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Screen time for children, changing reading behaviours or fears around the decline of the printed book are all topics of the digital age.
Date:
Thursday 7th March 2019
Thursday 28th February 2019

Young People, Social Media and Health –why we should focus on adult digital literacy

Description
The influence of social media on young people's health has received significant attention in the media and in policy in recent months.
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Thursday 28th February 2019
Thursday 21st February 2019

Is there a future for nuclear energy in the UK?

Description
The existing UK energy "strategy" appears to have suffered a terminal blow with the disappearance of two major new build projects.
Date:
Thursday 21st February 2019
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