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In defence of bad spelling

Tue 15 September 2020

English spelling is tricky to master. But the ancient hangovers, irregularities and frustrating rules of English spelling are what enables its continuity and a connection with billions of people across the globe argues Dr Christopher Strelluf, an expert in linguistics from the University of Warwick.

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Has COVID-19 changed our relationship with pets and other animals?

Mon 03 August 2020

Dogs have loved it, cats have hated it, but whilst lockdown has provided temporary benefits for many companion animals, coronavirus has also provided opportunity to think more widely about the conditions under which novel diseases can emerge. We must change to provide a more sustainable future for both humans and animals, says Dr Rebekah Fox from Warwick’s Department of Sociology.

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The Music of the Spheres

Tue 16 June 2020

Can we explain what music is and what music does? Philosophers, mathematicians and musicians have all had a go, explains Minhyong Kim, Professor of Algebra, Geometry, and Public Understanding of Mathematics at Warwick Mathematics Institute.

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