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Whether it’s Donald Trump’s impeachment, the history of tobacco’s impact on human health or #WomenInSTEM, our researchers give insight into hot topics, provide opinion pieces and thought-provoking articles.  Take 5 and have a read. 

Life in the roman world

Roman worlds for diverse communities

22 June 2022

Professor Sarah Scott has led a team of students and colleagues to bring archaeology and classics to new audiences in...

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Listening to the voice of food growers

Listening to the voice of food growers

26 April 2022

Dr Maria Touri, , Associate Professor, School of Media, Communication and Sociology, explores why listening to the voices of food...

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Putin’s obsessions. Russia, the Ukraine, and their shared past

8 March 2022

Alexander Korb, Associate Professor in Modern European History explores Putin's obsessions, and the shared past of Russia and the Ukraine...

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Ukraine and the doctrine of Peace through Strength

2 March 2022

With the escalating situation changing daily in the Ukraine, Dr James Moore from the School of History, Politics and International...

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Thirteen is an unlucky number

Thirteen is an unlucky number for UK Prime Ministers – will it prove so for Boris Johnson?

17 December 2021

Tor Clark, Associate Professor in Journalism explores why thirteen is an unlucky number for UK Prime Ministers, and will it...

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Racism in sport – and how not to deal with it

30 November 2021

Professor John Williams takes a look at the issue of racism across sport and what’s next for English cricket.

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How our future rests on COP26

29 October 2021

We desperately need world leaders at COP-26 to take radical and urgent action to enable a survivable planet. The severity...

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Air pollution in a changing climate

29 October 2021

With air pollution being the single biggest environmental hazard across the world, Samuel Cai - Lecturer in Environmental Epidemiology explores...

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What role for science and innovation in COP26 and Net Zero?

29 October 2021

With world-leaders gathering for COP26, Professor Paul Monks, CSA BEIS and University of Leicester, explores the role that science and...

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Exposing the downsides of Homeworking in time to design new normals

25 October 2021

Professor Stephen Wood explores how the use of mass homeworking to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 has accelerated a trend...

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Reflections on a crisis of social relations

11 October 2021

Dr Amy Clarke, Research Fellow at the University’s Centre for Hate Studies addresses how this year’s National Hate Crime Awareness...

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The Taliban takeover in Afghanistan: the impact on Afghan people and families

29 September 2021

Dr Kelly Staples, Association Professor of International Politics, discusses how the situation in Afghanistan will impact Afghan people and their...

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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

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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