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D-Day: The King Who Fooled Hitler

Research by Professor Richard Aldrich of Warwick’s Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS) played a central part in a new Channel 4 documentary, broadcast this weekend, exploring how British intelligence enlisted the Royal Family as part of its scheme to mislead the Nazis about plans for the liberation of Europe.


Warwick academics win prestigious award for book on Muslim women and politics

Muslim Women and Power: Political and Civic Engagement in West European Societies by Dr Khursheed Wadia and Professor Danièle Joly has won the prestigious W.J.M. Mackenzie Prize, awarded annually by the Political Studies Association (PSA). The book explores how Muslim women participate in western civic and political life and develop their capacity for action.


New scholarship support for Islamic Education at the University of Warwick

A gift from the COSARAF Charitable Foundation will support a Masters scholarship for Islamic Education in the Centre for Education Studies at the University of Warwick as part of a major programme of support launched today. The Sheikh Family Scholarship will be open to Muslim home students who are facing financial hardship. Priority will go to those students for whom this will make most difference and who have a clear commitment to giving back to society and their communities.


Fanning the flames of hate - new research on links between social media and hate crime

The use of social media can help propagate already existing tensions and perhaps even push some potential perpetrators over the edge to carry out violent acts, according to new research on social media and violence against refugees in Germany presented today at the Royal Economic Society annual conference in Warwick.


Parental influence on educational attainment much greater than previously thought, new research finds

Governments keen to raise levels of educational achievement need to look at the cultures and attitudes of parents in high-achieving countries, not just national education systems – according to new findings from researchers at the University of Warwick and the Bank of Italy.


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