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West Side Story Returns

Wed 08 December 2021

If there is a film to get people back into the cinemas, a musical that is both fantasy and reality, timely and timeless, dramatic and exhilarating by one of the major Hollywood filmmakers of our time, it might just be West Side Story, says Dr Julie Lobalzo-Wright from Film and Television Studies.

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Good jobs and why they matter

Mon 29 November 2021

Good jobs are not a pick ‘n’ mix option - they should be hardwired into the UK economy, explains Professor Chris Warhurst, from the University of Warwick's Institute for Employment Research.

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The Choices and Challenges of Childbirth

Mon 22 November 2021

Pregnancy and childbirth can be a magical but often complex time for women and birthing people. Drawing on her PhD research, Dr Georgia Clancy, from Warwick’s Department of Sociology, explores women’s most popular childbirth choices and the barriers preventing their realisation.

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A nudge in the right direction for the environment

Wed 10 November 2021

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our present time. Whilst the world’s leaders are gathering in the UK to reassert their commitment to tackle climate change at COP26, the need for action has never been greater. But how do we get people to engage at an individual level asks Dr Lory Barile an expert in nudge theory from Warwick’s Department of Economics.

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Enhancing urban resilience through citizen science

Tue 26 October 2021

As 70 per cent of the world population lives in cities, improving urban resilience against disaster is paramount, and to do this effectively you need to involve the communities most affected say Professor Jon Coaffee, Politics and International Studies and Academic lead for the Global Research Priority in Sustainable Cities, University of Warwick, and Dr Vangelis Pitidis, Politics and International Studies.

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How do we deal with more frequent heatwaves?

Fri 13 August 2021

Now is the time to act, not only to mitigate against irreversible damage to the planet, but also look at the practicalities of the way we live in order to protect the most vulnerable, explains Dr Raquel Nunes, a public health expert specialising in the effect of heatwaves.

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