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Five times we've spent Christmas at the polls

Wed 30 October 2019

Is it wise to mix Christmas festivities with politics? December elections in the UK have traditionally signalled a crisis in politics. Professor Sarah Richardson describes some of the UK's more tumultuous Christmases.

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Prorogation, Brexit and the rule of law

Thu 05 September 2019

Brexit continues to throw light on many practices of the UK’s constitution that often are obscure or not readily understood. Professor John McEldowney from the Department of Law at the University of Warwick casts a lawyer’s eye over what’s going on.

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Scanning for the truth

Wed 21 August 2019

Using high resolution digital scanning technology and 3D printing has transformed the way the police collect and present evidence in criminal investigations, and resulting trials, in recent years. Professor Mark Williams at WMG, University of Warwick, explains how his collaboration with West Midlands Police has led to the Forensic Centre for Digital Scanning and 3D Printing, officially launched this year.

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Five Women Politicians You Should Have Heard of But Probably Haven’t

Mon 19 August 2019

The political landscape in the nineteenth century is generally considered to have been bleak for women who could not vote and were discouraged from participating in public life. Yet, there were many important pioneers campaigning for women’s rights who remain largely unknown but who should be celebrated. Professor Sarah Richardson, expert in women and political culture in late eighteenth and early nineteenth-century, from the University of Warwick, chooses just five.

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