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The challenges facing the G20

Tue 04 December 2018

Dr Celine Tan, Associate Professor in the University of Warwick's School of Law, assesses how the presidency of Argentina has focussed the G20 summit and examines the challenges they face.

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Stan Lee: Heroes for all

Wed 14 November 2018

In the week that Stan Lee died, Julian Schmid, a doctoral researcher in Warwick’s Department of Politics and International Studies, looks at his legacy from a cultural and political perspective.

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From Munitionettes to Citizens – Women in 1918

Tue 06 November 2018

The experience of the Great War helped to radically change notions of citizenship in Britain. 100 years after the end of the First World War, Dr Sarah Richardson from the Department of History at the University of Warwick, examines how life changed for British women after 1918.

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Five things you need to know about the Peterloo Massacre

Wed 31 October 2018

In August 1819, 600,000 people marched peacefully to St Peters Field in central Manchester to hear a speech about electoral reform. The orator, Henry Hunt, addressed the crowd at 2pm – twenty minutes later eighteen were dead and more than six hundred injured. Here’s five things you should know...

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Shakespeare's View of the World

Thu 26 April 2018

Even 402 years after his death, Shakespeare still has much to say on modern issues. Stuart Elden is Professor of Political Theory and Geography at the University of Warwick and is using Shakespeare’s works to further the understanding of one evergreen issue in human geography: Territory.

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Five things about Women and the Vote

Tue 06 February 2018

This week is the 100th anniversary of The Representation of the People Act of 1918 – making it legal for some women to vote in national elections for the first time. There is no doubt that for every woman – and man – in the UK, this is something to celebrate. But as with all great moments in history it is embedded in a complicated tissue of politics, propaganda and personal stories.

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Sustainability starts with self

Mon 08 January 2018

There are 17 Global Sustainable Development Goals set by the UN for the world to try and reach by 2030. From the day they came into force at the beginning of 2016, it gives us 15 years to sort a few things out. But the things that need sorting out are not small matters – among them are feeding the world, solving social injustice, ending poverty and combatting climate change. Surely big issues like these are jobs for scientists and governments - the average person can’t do much - can they?

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Women shall develop the world

Tue 07 March 2017

Achieving gender equality by 2030 is a global sustainable development goal. This was established by the UN in 2015. The goal is number five on a list of 17 and sits above clean water and climate action. But why is gender equality so integral to development? Can’t we just solve world problems as we are?

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