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New research co-authored by the University of Birmingham shows unpaid carers seeking formal help with their physical and mental health during the lockdown were unable to access it.
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12 July 2023
The sinking of a fishing trawler off the Greek coast demonstrates why European policies on refugees and migration are failing, with terrible consequences.
29 June 2023
A new multidisciplinary project will expand public understanding and engagement with the work of the celebrated cultural theorist, Professor Stuart Hall.