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Big human sacrifice discoveries and the plight of the vulnerable

Big human sacrifice discoveries and the plight of the vulnerable
Description
Professor Candida Moss reports for The Daily Beast on recent digs at 'German Stonehenge' and in Turkey which have unveiled more sites of human sacrifice, as well as more history in which the vulnerable always paid the price.
Date:
16/07/2018

Ethics, beauty and the Handmaid's Tale

Ethics, beauty and the Handmaid's Tale
Description
Heather Widdows is interview by the Centre for Appearance Research at the University of the West of England for its Appearance Matters podcast. Heather talks about how beauty has become a moral and ethical issue, and how women (and increasingly men) feel the pressure to conform to the beauty ideal.
Date:
16/07/2018

Study shows virtual reality could hold the key to GPs spotting child abuse

Study shows virtual reality could hold the key to GPs spotting child abuse
Description
A research project led by a University of Birmingham academic has indicated that virtual reality could become a vital tool for training General Practitioners to look out for hard-to-detect signs of child abuse.
Date:
12/07/2018

Rethinking justice: The clinical model of responsibility without blame

Rethinking justice: The clinical model of responsibility without blame
Description
Professor Hanna Pickard writes for the Howard League for Penal Reform's research bulletin about responsibility in matters of criminal justice. Hanna talks about her research and the 'Responsibility without Blame' project.
Date:
12/07/2018

Towards One Thousand Constructions: rethinking the learner's understanding of lexis and grammar

Towards One Thousand Constructions: rethinking the learner's understanding of lexis and grammar
Description
Professor Susan Hunston is giving a plenary talk at this year's Teaching and Language Corpora Conference (TaLC), which will take place on 18-21 July 2018 at the University of Cambridge.
Date:
11/07/2018

The Future of European Law & Policy VI

The Future of European Law & Policy VI
Description
Conference report from Martin Trybus.
Date:
10/07/2018

IATIS 2018

IATIS 2018
Description
Report from the sixth International Association for Translation and Intercultural Studies, held in Hong Kong.
Date:
10/07/2018

Monothematic Delusion: A case of innocence from experience

Monothematic Delusion: A case of innocence from experience
Description
Ema Sullivan-Bissett, Lecturer in Philosophy writes this recent blog post on delusional beliefs, distorted memories, confabulatory explanations, unrealistically optimistic predictions, and implicit biases.
Date:
09/07/2018

Piers Morgan and Brian Cox debate the existence of God: a philosopher's take

Piers Morgan and Brian Cox debate the existence of God: a philosopher's take
Description
Nikk Effingham writes for The Conversation about a recent Twitter debate between Piers Morgan and Brian Cox about the existence of God.
Date:
05/07/2018

Upcoming Exhibition 'Reframing The Wild' To Wolverhampton Art Gallery In Summer 2019

Upcoming Exhibition 'Reframing The Wild' To Wolverhampton Art Gallery In Summer 2019
Description
'Reframing the Wild' co-curated by Dr Kate Nichols and Dr Sam Shaw takes place at the Wolverhampton Art Gallery in Summer 2019. The MAP blog shares an insight into the animal inspired collection
Date:
05/07/2018
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