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Alec Jeffreys wins this year's Edinburgh Medal

Alec Jeffreys wins this year's Edinburgh Medal

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 08, 2010 01:25 PM |

Congratulations to our own Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys who has been named as the recipient of this year’s Edinburgh Medal, awarded to those people in science and technology “who have made a significant contribution to the understanding and well-being of humanity.”

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19th century literary celebrity culture explored

19th century literary celebrity culture explored

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 08, 2010 01:17 PM |

The School of English presents a ‘Midlands Romantic Seminar’ on Thursday 11 March, an opportunity – open to all – to hear about the later lives of three famous 19th century writers and how they were documented by contemporary biographers.

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New book on representations of disability within museums

New book on representations of disability within museums

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 05, 2010 11:24 AM |

Two academics from our School of Museum Studies have edited a new book which provides “the first ever comprehensive analysis and exploration of disability-related narratives in museums and galleries.”

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Crocus: a spicy secret

Crocus: a spicy secret

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 04, 2010 04:49 PM |

Why would an international conference on crocuses (attended by one of our Biology Professors) discuss the production of saffron? Because they’re the same thing, apparently.

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Transcending the Boundaries: history podcasts

Transcending the Boundaries: history podcasts

Posted by mjs76 at Mar 04, 2010 02:22 PM |

At the end of January, the New History Lab organised a workshop on ‘Transcending the Boundaries: doctoral research across disciplines’ where the presentations were recorded by staff from our Graduate School Media Zoo. The second batch of mp3 audio recordings are now available from this event.

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