All entries for Monday 18 August 2008

August 18, 2008

The Rise and Fall of the Working Men's Club

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/audio/?podcastItem=cherrington.mp3

As we bid a fond farewell to Coventry Working Men’s Club, the oldest in the UK, Dr Ruth Cherrington from the Centre for Translation and Comparative Cultural Studies talks about the gradual decline of the Social Club, and how they have impacted on our society.


Lord Bhattacharyya Predicts Hospital Robots In Speech On Receiving Indian Award

Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/lord_bhattacharyya_predicts/

Professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya, Director of WMG at the University of Warwick, has predicted that patients could in future find themselves face to face with a robot when they first arrive in hospital thanks to research work by his team.

He made the prediction in a speech today, Monday 18th August, in a ceremony in which he received an honorary doctorate of sciences from the Indian Institute of Technology at Kharagpur.


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