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In this exciting new video series, our researchers address some of the big issues which impact on society over a cup of coffee. In the first episode, Professor Scott Lucas and PhD student Amelia Morris decide if, all things considered, the world really is such a bad place.

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Posted 19 June 2018

Research Poster Conference winners

A "Research Poster Conference" was held at the University of Birmingham on 13 June 2018, showcasing a variety of postgraduate research projects from across the institution.

Posted 19 June 2018

Tommy Robinson 'the martyr' – how the far right builds its victim narrative

Dr Alex Oaten in The Conversation: Robinson was sentenced to 13 months in prison for live streaming outside a court where a rape trial was taking place. The high-profile campaign that has sprung up to call for his release is part of a well established, and highly effective, narrative of right-wing politics, which depicts people like Robinson as victims of a repressive state.

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