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New physics against the odds

Thu 22 April 2021

Scientists working at the Large Hadron Collider have found some unusual results that potentially contradict the current and established theory of elementary particles. But as Professor Tim Gershon from the Department of Physics explains, there is still a long way to go before we re-write the rule book.

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When three worlds collide: choreography, academia and the world of Bridgerton

Fri 02 April 2021

The Netflix series Bridgerton is one of the most-watched television programmes of all time. it tells the story of an imaginary family, in an imaginary world which looks like Georgian England. Dr Heidi Ashton, assistant choreographer for the series, talks about her experience and explains some of the creative processes involved in mashing the modern with the fashions of the period.

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Religion and the Census

Fri 19 March 2021

Are you considering recording your religion as Jedi, heavy metal or climate-concerned on census day? Before you do, consider why the census asks the religion question and the value of the data for society.

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International Women’s Day

Mon 08 March 2021

On International Women’s Day we talk to four members of our research community about their experiences growing up, their ambitions, experiences and advice for other women.

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Doctor Who and the Moon

Thu 04 March 2021

Science fiction is a gateway for children and adults to explore and understand scientific premises and for a long time Doctor Who has captivated and inspired audiences. Dr Elizabeth Stanway from Warwick’s Astrophysics research group discusses ‘real’ science content about the Moon which has appeared in Doctor Who annuals during a period when public interest in our nearest neighbour was waning.

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Women in science, innovate in science

Wed 10 February 2021

On the UN's International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we hear from young researchers at Warwick and ask them about their hopes for their research and the importance of equality in their chosen field.

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How to make Christmas 2020 really different

Thu 17 December 2020

From watching a little-known festive film, to trying a Victorian parlour game or even spotting a once in a lifetime astronomic occurrence, academics at the University of Warwick have compiled a few ideas to help you enjoy something different – deliberately – this Christmas.

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Four things you may not know about vaccination

Mon 14 December 2020

Vaccination is routine in Britain and for most the public health programmes which go alongside them are about as interesting as the sewage system. And then came Covid. Since we all now (apparently) need to be experts here’s four things you might not know about vaccines and vaccination from Dr Gareth Millward from the Centre for the History of Medicine at the University of Warwick.

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