All entries for November 2007

November 30, 2007

Writing about Shakespeare

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René Weis talks about his biography of William Shakespeare entitled ‘Shakespeare Revealed: A biography’ and Elizabeth Schafer discusses her book, ‘Lilian Baylis: A Biography’ on the influential Shakespearean director.

Women's fight for equal pay

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The launch of the equal pay archive at Warwick’s Modern Records Centre is discussed by three figures who have played a central role in the battle for equal pay for women.

They are Jo Morris, senior equality and employment rights officer of the Trades Union Congress, Sue Hastings, an independent pay and employment adviser along with Rodney Bickerstaffe, the former general secretary of the public sector union Unison and chairman of the Modern Records Centre’s Advisory Board.

November 27, 2007

Warwick Researchers in £6 million programme to help crops cope with climate change

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The UK’s main public funder of life science research, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), has today announced that it is to award the University of Warwick over £6 million to undertake research to help crops cope with climate change.

November 23, 2007

Professor of Medical Education calls for end to straight from school doctor training

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Ed Peile, Professor of Medical Education at the University of Warwick’s Warwick Medical School calls for an end to straight from school doctor training to be replaced with a single system of graduate entry medical schools. He believes this will provide the experienced and diverse medical workforce needed for the future.

November 20, 2007

Leading researcher to give free lecture at University of Warwick on Women & War

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Leading researcher Professor Cynthia Cockburn (City University London) is to visit the University of Warwick to deliver a special free lecture on the theme of Women and War, on Tues 27th Nov at 5 pm in the University of Warwick’ Ramphal Lecture Theatre.

November 12, 2007

Research finds spiralling UK ‘compensation culture’ – But spiralling down not upů

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Research published this week by the University of Warwick’s School of Law, for the Health and Safety Executive, has undermined the popular view that UK citizens are engaging in a spiralling ‘compensation culture’ with ever increasing claims against allegedly negligent companies and organisations. Instead, the evidence suggests that the number of such court claims has continued to fall.

Courts disqualify directors risking pounds almost 300 times more often than those risking people

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Research published this week by the University of Warwick’s School of Law for the Health and Safety Executive, has found that for almost 20 years company directors were almost 300 times more likely to be disqualified by a court from acting as a director for insolvency or other financial reasons than they were for breaching health and safety rules.

November 09, 2007

University of Warwick Celebrates International League Table Success

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The University of Warwick is celebrating further league table success – this time in world-wide rankings. Warwick, which recently announced its strategy to be ranked amongst the World’s top 50 universities by 2015, is now placed 57th by the national newspaper the Times Higher Education Supplement.

November 07, 2007

The University of Warwick on ‘The challenge of global education and research’

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Vice-Chancellor Professor Nigel Thrift provides his viewpoint on the globalization of higher education, and university strategy vis a vis the changing global higher education landscape.

GlobalHigherEd – Surveying the Construction of Global Knowledge/Spaces for the Knowledge Economy

November 06, 2007

Prof Keith Ansell Pearson on philosophy and faith

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Professor Keith Ansell Pearson of the University of Warwick’s Philosophy Department blogs about philosophy and faith for the New Statesman.

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