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Oscars academy to hold emergency talks following allegations about film mogul Harvey Weinstein - expert comment

The hosts of the Oscars are to hold emergency talks to consider the future role of film mogul Harvey Weinstein following claims of sexual misconduct. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences said the allegations of sexual assault against Weinstein were "repugnant".

Bafta, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, has already suspended his membership. Weinstein strongly denies the allegations against him.

Fim expert Dr Mary Harrod comments.

Macron won the debate—but Le Pen’s voters won’t care

Last night’s head-to-head debate between the two remaining candidates in the race to become the next French president was not a classic, but Emmanuel Macron landed the heaviest blows write Dr David Lees, Teaching Fellow in French Studies

Will the far right win in France? Warwick experts provide political analysis

Dr David Lees, Teaching Fellow in French Studies and Dr Piere Purseigle, Associate Professor in Modern European History provide expert analysis of the political situation in France in the run up to the first round of voting during the presidential elections.

Fri 21 Apr 2017, 09:13 | Tags: French Studies, France, Expert comment

Don't trust opinion polls!

As the far right's Marine Le Pen retains French poll lead Dr David Lees Teaching Fellow in French Studies argues the first round of the French elections is an opportunity for protest.

Thu 23 Feb 2017, 10:32 | Tags: Politics, Academic Staff, French Studies, France

End of road for Sarkozy, but long journey ahead for Fillon says Dr David Lees

The results of yesterday’s first round of the centre-right primaries in France revealed a deep-seated mistrust of former president Nicolas Sarkozy and catapulted his former lieutenant, François Fillon, into first place, says Dr David Lees, expert on French politics from the University of Warwick.

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