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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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Why you probably already speak some Cockney

Fri 01 March 2019

There's an underground campaign running to establish 3 of March as Speak Cockney Day. Dr Chris Strelluf from the Department of Applied Linguistics looks at some of the key characteristics of the Cockey accent and shows how many of us already adopt some of its traits.

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Time for parents to power down: Why coddling children can harm them

Mon 14 January 2019

When it comes to success and wellbeing, most parents want the best for their children, right? But the kind of parenting where you try to ensure your child’s success could be their downfall, according to Dieter Wolke, Professor of developmental psychology and individual differences at the University of Warwick.

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