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Thursday 9th July 2020

The Fate and Sustainable Future of Plastic

The Fate and Sustainable Future of Plastic
Description
Due to the environmental impact of their improper disposal, there is growing pressure to rethink our use of, and dependency on, plastics - especially single use plastics.
Date:
Thursday 9th July 2020
Thursday 2nd July 2020

Sunny, with a mild chance of catastrophe

Sunny, with a mild chance of catastrophe
Description
This Space Weather Instrumentation, Measurement, Modelling and Risk [SWIMMR] programme will develop and deploy new instruments, models and services to support the space weather community and the Met Office.
Date:
Thursday 2nd July 2020
Thursday 25th June 2020

Coronavirus: Can we 'reset' our world and boost well-being?

Coronavirus: Can we 'reset' our world and boost well-being?
Description
The 'Well-Being in a Covid World' Policy Commission has been set up by the European University of Well-Being (EUniWell) as an alliance of seven top European universities which also includes Birmingham.
Date:
Thursday 25th June 2020
Thursday 18th June 2020

Community sponsorship in the UK: transforming lives and communities

Community sponsorship in the UK: transforming lives and communities
Description
Community Sponsorship Scheme (CSS) can bring local community groups to become directly responsible for supporting the resettlement of refugees.
Date:
Thursday 18th June 2020
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