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Expert comment on the Grande America oil spill

French authorities have warned that an oil slick is heading towards the Nouvelle-Aquitaine coastline after an Italian cargo ship sank in the Atlantic. Dr Jessica Shepherd , Senior Teaching Fellow in Global Sustainable Development at the University of Warwick, explains the environmental risks.


France's 'yellow vest' protests could provoke constitutional crisis - expert comment

"The recent warning by the French government that there could be deaths in the protests anticipated this weekend is a very disturbing development." Dr Oliver Davis, Reader in French Studies comments on the ongoing 'yellow vest' protests in France.

Fri 07 Dec 2018, 11:05 | Tags: Politics, Faculty of Arts, protests, France, Expert comment, Europe

"Le Grand Kilo" - expert comment

"The kilogram was first introduced by the French revolutionary government in 1795, a symbol of a more enlightened and rational future." Dr James Poskett,Assistant Professor in the History of Science and Technology at the University of Warwick, explains why scientists should take heart from today's vote on redefining the kilogramme.

Fri 16 Nov 2018, 11:22 | Tags: French Studies, Faculty of Arts, Expert comment, Europe, History, Sciences

Dr Abdullah Sahin on the Danish ‘burqa ban’

On the day that the Danish ban on garments such as the niqab and burqa comes into effect, Dr Abdullah Sahin, expert in Islamic Education, discusses the significance of this controversial measure.

Wed 01 Aug 2018, 15:08 | Tags: Religion, Expert comment, Europe, Law, Islam, Denmark

Brexit blueprint

Dr Andreas Kokkinis, Assistant Professor, School of Law, expects the Brexit blueprint to display the UK as effectively remaining part of the Customs Union but will do nothing to preserve London's position as the world's most prominent financial centre.


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