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Vaccine rollout biggest in UK history - Expert comment

"COVID-19 presents a unique challenge not seen outside of specific epidemics such as smallpox. Like with smallpox, the vaccine needs to reach everyone, and as quickly as possible", says Dr Gareth Millward.

Thu 21 Jan 2021, 14:40 | Tags: Policy, History, medicine, coronavirus, Public Health, disease, vaccine, COVID-19

The last time the US Capitol was stormed: historian Professor Tim Lockley comments

Scenes of protestors storming the US Capitol building yesterday have dominated news reports around the world. It is not the first time that the building has been stormed according to Professor Tim Lockley from the Department of History, who has commented on the last occasion in 1814.

Thu 07 Jan 2021, 12:42 | Tags: Research, History

Pubs reopening - expert comment from historian

Beat Kümin, Professor of Early Modern European History at the University of Warwick, comments on the role pubs play in community.

Tue 23 Jun 2020, 15:30 | Tags: wellbeing, Britain, History, coronavirus, Public Health, alcohol, COVID-19

The fall of Colston is not the erasure of history – it is history in the making

Professor David Lambert, a Professor of Caribbean History at the University of Warwick, comments on the bronze statue of Edward Colston, who profited from the Royal African Company’s trade in enslaved men, women and children, being toppled and tossed into the harbour in Bristol.

Thu 11 Jun 2020, 13:39 | Tags: racism, protests, History, protest

Expert comment - why Black Lives Matter is a UK issue as well as a US one

"How many in Britain know about the Bristol Bus Boycott or the 1958 racist riots in Nottingham and Notting Hill?" As Black Lives Matter campaigners including actor John Boyega gather in Hyde Park, Dr Simon Peplow, Senior Teaching Fellow in 20th Century British History, turns the spotlight on "Britain’s long history of racism." 


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