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Constructing Authority in International Law
Dr Gleider Hernandez introduces the research themes addressed by the project 'Constructing Authority in International Law' funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
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Do schools in the North East of England under-perform?
The Northern Powerhouse Partnership has recommended that ‘urgent attention’ must be given to improving education in the North of England. Professor Stephen Gorard from the School of Education looks at the evidence for the North East.
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Does missing one week of school lead to lower grades?
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A seminar from Professor Adrian Simpson of the School of Education, Durham University. Everyone is welcome to attend and booking is not required.
The “what works” agenda which drives much education policy is often based on comparing and combining a form of effect size: the standardised mean difference. This measure is assumed to give an indication of the educational impact of an intervention with greater effect sizes generally associated with better bets for what might bring about improvements in learning than smaller effect sizes. We will show that this assumption is wrong.
Michael Wear is the founder of Public Square Strategies LLC, and a leading expert and strategist at the intersection of faith, politics and American public life. He was one of the youngest White House staffers in modern American history: he served in the White House faith-based initiative during President Obama’s first term, where he led evangelical outreach and helped manage The White House’s engagement on religious and values issues, including adoption and anti-human trafficking efforts.
Dr Annie Gray, Writer, broadcaster, and resident food historian on BBC Radio 4's The Kitchen Cabinet give this free Durham Castle Lecture offering a fascinating insight into Queen Victoria's diet and love of food. All welcome. No ticket required, seats allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.