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Arts education may be important, but the academic benefits are unproven
Many believe that arts education is linked to academic attainment, but Beng Huat See from the School of Education has found that the evidence is unclear.
While Paris mourns, opportunity knocks for Assad in Syria
Fabrizio Longarzo from the School of Government and International Affairs considers what Bashar al-Assad plans to do next.
Mozambique needs a community-driven approach to electrification
Marcus Power, Professor of Human Geography, looks at the reasons why Mozambique has one of Africa’s lowest electrification rates and what can be done to remedy this.
Castle Lecture Series 2015/16
Annie E. Clark and Andrea L. Pino Cofounders of EROC (End Rape on Campus)
How many students around the world never become doctors, lawyers, and leaders because their education was interrupted by sexual violence? According to the United Nations, 35% of women worldwide have experienced either sexual or intimate partner violence in their lifetime. In the United States, 1 in 5 women are sexually assaulted as university students before they finish their college years
Ustinov College Cafe des Arts
'Frida is a move about art that is a work of art in itself' so said the American Film Institute when including it in their Moves of the Year for 2002. But Frida, the 2002 Oscar-winning biopic of the surrealist Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, is more than simply a film about art and the artist.
Professor Dame Julia Higgins, DBE, FRS, FRSC, FREng, Imperial College London.
As an experimental scientist, Professor Dame Julia Higgins has built her own apparatus to measure properties of materials, sent sample materials to another organisation and received data in return, supervised new young scientists starting their own research careers who come to her to discuss their measurements, and used large multi-user apparatus at international facilities where she has little or no control over the construction and maintenance.