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What would be a ‘Good’ Brexit for Leicester and Leicestershire?

What would be a ‘Good’ Brexit for Leicester and Leicestershire?

Posted by ap507 at Dec 13, 2017 10:08 AM |

Professor Adam Cygan discusses how the County was divided over the question of Brexit and what the future may hold

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How our discovery of Julius Caesar’s first landing point in Britain could change history

How our discovery of Julius Caesar’s first landing point in Britain could change history

Posted by ap507 at Nov 29, 2017 04:26 PM |

In an article for The Conversation, Dr Andrew Fitzpatrick discusses new evidence for Julius Caesar's invasion of Britain

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Select committee inquiries on Brexit: opportunities and challenges

Select committee inquiries on Brexit: opportunities and challenges

Posted by ap507 at Nov 23, 2017 09:30 AM |

Philip Lynch, Associate professor in politics and Richard Whitaker, Associate Professor in European Politics consider the extent and possible effects of select committee composition in terms of the Leave versus Remain division

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Select committee composition: the Brexit divide

Select committee composition: the Brexit divide

Posted by ap507 at Nov 23, 2017 09:30 AM |

Philip Lynch, Associate professor in politics and Richard Whitaker, Associate Professor in European Politics assess how the new government select committees look in terms of their members’ preferences in the EU referendum and how much has this changed since the 2015-17 Parliament

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China’s Evolving Approach to Nuclear War-Fighting

China’s Evolving Approach to Nuclear War-Fighting

Posted by ap507 at Nov 22, 2017 11:25 AM |

China is dismantling the barriers impeding a war-fighting posture. Does that spell the end of No First Use, questions Dr James Johnson from our School of History, Politics and International Relations

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Mnangagwa and the military may mean more bad news for Zimbabwe

Mnangagwa and the military may mean more bad news for Zimbabwe

Posted by ap507 at Nov 16, 2017 04:40 PM |

In an article for The Conversation, James Hamill from our School of History, Politics and International Relations discusses how Mnangagwa will soon have to confront a series of dilemmas

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Macron’s labour reforms are a major test for France’s trade unions

Macron’s labour reforms are a major test for France’s trade unions

Posted by ap507 at Nov 15, 2017 09:57 AM |

Heather Connolly, Associate Professor of Employment Relations at ULSB, on why President Macron’s labour reforms are a major test for France’s trade unions

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Playing against 'the beautiful game'

Playing against 'the beautiful game'

Posted by ap507 at Nov 13, 2017 10:55 AM |

John Williams from our School of Media, Communications and Sociology, discusses tomorrow's England V Brazil match and the waning attraction of international football

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Using science to build international relations: a short introduction to science diplomacy

Using science to build international relations: a short introduction to science diplomacy

Posted by ap507 at Nov 10, 2017 04:55 PM |

PhD student Emme Ledgerwood writes article for British Library on World Science Day for Peace and Development

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Why is it nice to be nice? Solving Darwin’s puzzle of kindness

Why is it nice to be nice? Solving Darwin’s puzzle of kindness

Posted by ap507 at Nov 10, 2017 02:45 PM |

In an article for The Conversation, Eva Krockow, Andrew M Colman and Briony Pulford outline how acts of kindness not only improve overall societal welfare, but also make altruists feel good

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Five times men trivialised sexual harassment in the media – and why that’s a problem

Five times men trivialised sexual harassment in the media – and why that’s a problem

Posted by ap507 at Nov 10, 2017 02:35 PM |

In an article for The Conversation, Dr Kaitlynn Mendes outlines five ways sexual harassment has been minimised in popular culture over the past few weeks, with explanations about why they are not ok

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How James Bond was a model employee

How James Bond was a model employee

Posted by ap507 at Nov 10, 2017 02:25 PM |

In an article for The Conversation, Professor Martin Parker discusses how over the years Bond has gradually become an employee who is critical of the means and ends of the organisation that he works for

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Trump’s media tactics echo segregationist strategies in civil rights era

Trump’s media tactics echo segregationist strategies in civil rights era

Posted by ap507 at Oct 31, 2017 09:29 AM |

A demagogue playing the media to legitimise extreme movements and radical right-wing causes? The US has been here before, says PhD student Scott Weightman

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Was Emily Brontё’s Heathcliff black?

Was Emily Brontё’s Heathcliff black?

Posted by ap507 at Oct 25, 2017 02:38 PM |

In an article for The Conversation, Dr Corinne Fowler discusses how the evidence points to Brontё's most famous outcast being a product of the British slave trade

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The man who gave us the Reformation – and it wasn’t Martin Luther

The man who gave us the Reformation – and it wasn’t Martin Luther

Posted by ap507 at Oct 24, 2017 09:51 AM |

Dr Angus Cameron discusses Jakob Fugger, the man who underwrote the ambition of power-hungry medieval Princes

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Why did Britain's most prominent psychologist deny his Jewish heritage?

Why did Britain's most prominent psychologist deny his Jewish heritage?

Posted by pt91 at Oct 18, 2017 05:11 PM |

Professor Andrew Colman and Dr Caren Frosch from our Department of Neuroscience, Psychology & Behaviour wrote about the prominent psychologist Hans Eysenck

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Five ways Donald Trump is rolling back the Obama years – or trying to

Five ways Donald Trump is rolling back the Obama years – or trying to

Posted by pt91 at Oct 18, 2017 05:10 PM |

Dr Alex Waddan from our School of History, Politics and International Relations reflects upon how Donald Trump has been attempting to repeal or replace elements of Obama’s legacy

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How we found our lost Mars lander after a decade of searching – and what's next

How we found our lost Mars lander after a decade of searching – and what's next

Posted by pt91 at Oct 18, 2017 05:05 PM |

To coincide with the publication of the evidence of the location of the Beagle 2 lander on Mars, Professor John Bridges from the Department of Physics and Astronomy explains how the discovery came about

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What's behind the huge increase in breast cancer rates in China?

What's behind the huge increase in breast cancer rates in China?

Posted by pt91 at Oct 18, 2017 05:01 PM |

The breast cancer rate is rising in China, and Dr Jin-Li Luo from our Department of Cancer Studies has discussed what may be behind this

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Why a no-deal Brexit doesn't even bear thinking about – let alone planning for

Why a no-deal Brexit doesn't even bear thinking about – let alone planning for

Posted by pt91 at Oct 12, 2017 01:40 PM |

Professor Panicos Demetriades from our School of Business discusses Theresa May's recent suggestion of a 'no-deal' Brexit

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