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Teach your kids STEM at home - tips from real engineers

Mon 30 March 2020

Now that schools across the UK are closed due to Covid-19, the challenge is on for parents to keep their children educated. Or failing that – just keep them occupied. The outreach team from WMG, University of Warwick, are on hand with some fun, creative STEM learning opportunities available online.

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How looking after our mental health can help boost our immune system

Thu 19 March 2020

Looking after our wellbeing and mental health is vital in difficult times. Fear and anxiety can suppress our immune system, so finding ways to be kind to ourselves and others while we deal with the spread of COVID19 will boost our immune system and help fight infection explains Sarah Stewart-Brown, Professor of Public Health and expert in mental wellbeing from Warwick Medical School.

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Football postponements raise some big issues

Fri 13 March 2020

The Premier League, the English Football League, the FA Women’s Super League and FA Women’s Championship have agreed to postpone the professional game until 3 April at the earliest. Professor Wyn Grant from Warwick's Department of Politics and International Studies, explores the ramifications for the sport and society.

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Why women are still ‘the other’ in medicine

Fri 06 March 2020

Everything, throughout the history of medicine, from the profession’s origins, to the way drugs are tested and the diagnosis of medical conditions, works on a model where the male body is the default and the female body is ‘the other’. This is not equality says Dr Sarah Hillman, Academic Clinical Fellow at Warwick Medical School and GP registrar, who wants to see changes in the way that medicine considers women.

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In defence of the census

Thu 27 February 2020

The UK’s national statistician has suggested that next year’s census could be our last. After 200 years of officially documenting Britain’s households, it may be scrapped in favour of cheaper and easier ways of collecting the data. Professor Sarah Richardson from Warwick’s Department of History explains why we should mourn the loss of the decennial census.

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Impeachment: A View from Washington

Wed 26 February 2020

Donald Trump is only the third holder of the America's highest office ever to be subjected to the impeachment process. Kieran Smith, a third year History and Politics student, was an intern in Washington at the time of the proceedings and shares his experience.

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