All entries for January 2007

January 25, 2007

HEFCE Funding to Create Midlands Physics Alliance

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The universities of Birmingham, Nottingham and Warwick have jointly been awarded £3.9 million to combine their expertise and create a partnership of excellence in physics research and education.

The Midlands Physics Alliance (MPA) will bring together leading academics from all three institutions to undertake large scale research and the formation of a graduate school which will attract the best students from across the world and ‘hot house’ the next generation of scientists.

January 24, 2007

Warwick Manufacturing Group to train 1000 Chinese manufacturing graduates

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A federation of 6000 Chinese manufacturers has commissioned Warwick Manufacturing Group at the University of Warwick to train 200 graduates a year for the next 5 years.

Leading Science Communicators Gather at Warwick School to Debate Future of Science

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Scientists, academics and industrialists are gathering at Warwick School on Monday (January 29) to debate the future of science in the UK. The event is being staged in association with Warwick School, the University of Warwick and Advantage West Midlands.

The Women who have played Hamlet

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Tony Howard talks about his research looking at the women who have played Hamlet and the influence they have had on both the play and society.

Length: 29 minutes


Why have some many women wanted to play Hamlet
Is is the act of playing Hamlet that is empowering for Women, or is there something about the character
How does Hamlet relate to feminism
Is there a desire to play Hamlet because women in Shakespeare’s plays don’t carry enough political significance
The female Hamlet in Russia and Eastern Europe
How have audience reactions changed
Who have been the great female Hamlets
Have other traditional Shakespearean male roles been sought by Women
What about a female Macbeth or Othello
Have female Hamlets informed the way male actors approach the role
Has our understanding of the play changed
Are there any examples of male Ophelia’s
Does a female Hamlet still have the power to shock

January 23, 2007

Honorary Degrees for Sir Antony Sher, Michael Nyman and Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys

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The University of Warwick has announced that it is to present Honorary Degrees to; award winning actor Sir Antony Sher, acclaimed composer Michael Nyman and renowned DNA specialist Professor Sir Alec Jeffreys, at its Winter Degree Ceremonies on Tuesday 30th January 2007.

January 22, 2007

Warwick wins major training contract with Health and Safety Executive

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The University of Warwick has been awarded a national contract worth a seven figure sum over the next 7 years to provide a postgraduate Diploma for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). The Diploma in Regulatory Occupational Health and Safety is a part-time, four-year course which offers a radical new approach to professional education for the University.

January 18, 2007

America's military strategy for Iraq

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Dr Rob Johnson talks about the implications of President Bush’s recent announcement that an additional 20,000 troops will be heading to Iraq.


What difference would 20,000 troops make
Has America understimated the task
Example of successful counter-insurgency campaigns
Are local forces up to the job
Do multiple layers of conflict create special problems
Can the Iraqi government deal with the insurgency on it’s own
Does having American and British troops in Iraq make the problems worse
What can the American’s do with the extra troops
Are the American’s planning for the eventual collapse of Iraq

January 16, 2007

New research says winning a Nobel Prize adds nearly 2 years to your lifespan

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New research by the University of Warwick reveals that a Nobel Prize brings more than just cash and kudos – it can also add nearly two years to your life.

The research by Professor Andrew Oswald, an economist at the University of Warwick, and Matthew Rablen, (a former Warwick postgraduate researcher now a government economist), is published this month in a study entitled “Mortality and Immortality”.

England Football Team Best in World – So Say 1.3 Billion Chinese

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A new study of the strength of interest in international football across China by Warwick Business School shows that not only is the England team shirt the most popular football shirt across China, England is also by far Chinese football fans’ most favored international team beating Brazil, Argentina and Germany.

January 12, 2007

Woman with one of “unluckiest faces” backs study of people with concerns about physical appearance

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Researchers at the University of Warwick and the Centre for Appearance Research at the University of the West of England in Bristol are embarking on a major survey of the attitudes and experience of people who believe they have a physical appearance which is perceived negatively by other people.

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