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EU response to Afghan refugees: from crisis and containment to resettlement?

21 September 2021

Dr Alan Desmond looks at the current crisis in Afghanistan and how the EU should respond to the Afghan refugee...

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Observing space 2,200 years ago

16 September 2021

Discovering Chankillo, an ancient solar observatory and a masterpiece of human creative genius.

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Tropical ocean climate swings sensed by corals

6 August 2021

Developing reliable, long-term reconstructions of ocean temperature, rainfall, and pollution levels from coral skeletons

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Understanding and managing kidney disease

30 July 2021

Worldwide, one in ten people have chronic kidney disease, for which there is currently no cure.

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Leicester, Granny and me

27 July 2021

Advancing digital geographies, mapping multiculturalism and making marmalade

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Leicester graduates launch cosmetics brand

27 July 2021

Gamanity Health and Cosmetics, an eco-friendly natural cosmetic company founded by two Leicester graduates.

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Debating the Animal Welfare (Sentience) Bill

27 July 2021

What legal protections should be given to nonhuman animals?

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Changing job demands during COVID-19

21 July 2021

Job demands have increased during the pandemic for university staff, academics and non-academics.

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Hating Rashford, Sancho and Saka: what can we do about online racism and hate?

21 July 2021

There was a certain inevitability that those three players – each of whom were also black – were immediately targeted...

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Reports from Euro 2020 (4): England’s fear of the penalty kick

13 July 2021

What did we learn from the past month and the nation’s obsession with football, even if England fell once again...

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Onwards to the Ice Giants

6 July 2021

Over the past two decades, Leicester planetary scientists have had the privilege of being involved in cutting-edge missions to explore...

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Reports from Euro 2020 (3): Germany calling

28 June 2021

Deep down, those football supporters among us probably knew, all along, that it would come to this. Of course, the...

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Researching flight safety at the UK National Police Air Service

25 June 2021

Dr Simon Bennett researches aviation safety and flight-deck human factors. Find out about his police flight safety study.

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Reports from Euro 2020 (2): The new nationalisms in football

21 June 2021

Our second blog in the Euro 2020 series sees Prof. John Williams explore how new nationalisms in football go beyond...

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Reports from Euro 2020 (1): Something scary in the state of Denmark

17 June 2021

Last Saturday (12th June 2021) we all breathed a sigh of relief to see that Christian Eriksen had pulled through...

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Access to Healthcare and Rights during the COVID-19 pandemic in India

19 May 2021

By Dr Alice Tilche On the 20th of February 2021 we launched Season 2 of our Budhan Video Podcast series on indigenous people’s health and...

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