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Commentary and analysis

Articles written by our researchers on the news of the day.

Why can't we all grieve for Notre Dame?

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In an opinion piece for Newsweek, Professor Brad Evans unpacks the global reaction to the fire that devastated Notre Dame cathedral.

UK’s new post-Brexit immigration plan is surreal and cynical

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Emma Carmel, from our Department of Social & Policy Sciences, writes about the government's plans for the UK's immigration system.

COP24 climate talks had a ‘people’s voice’, but did anyone listen?

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Dr Aurelie Charles writes for The Conversation on the outcomes of the recent international climate change conference in Poland.

Young people suffering chronic pain battle isolation as they struggle to forge their identities

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Dr Abbie Jordan writes for The Conversation on the challenges young people face when dealing with chronic pain.

Silicon Valley’s quest for immortality

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The history, future and worrying sacrifices of humanity's search for everlasting life.

Tech giants need to take more responsibility for the advertising that makes them billions

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Sarah Glozer, Senior Lecturer in Marketing, Business & Society, explains the dangers of digital advertising.

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Upcoming research events including public lectures and seminars by visiting academics.

What Lies Beyond Brexit?

24 Apr 2019 7.00pm Waterstones Bristol Galleries, Bristol

This event will launch Britain Beyond Brexit, a new collection of essays edited by Gavin Kelly and Nick Pearce and published by The Political Quarterly.

British Applied Mathematics Colloquium 2019

24 Apr 2019 10.00am The Chancellors’ Building, University of Bath

UK's largest applied mathematics conference bringing together students, academics and industry professionals to discuss recent advances within the field.

See all our upcoming events

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Expand your knowledge through our popular public lecture podcasts or watch short videos showcasing our research projects.

Our dangerous quest to perfect ourselves

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Listen to Dr Thomas Curran discuss perfectionism for TEDMED. He highlights how it develops and its impact on mental health.

The Art of Organising Hope

Ana Dinerstein - 'The Art of Organizing Hope'

Dr Ana Dinerstein (Department of Social & Policy Sciences) speaks about the success of her book and the movement for change it’s inspiring around the world.

Loneliness in the Digital Age

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Find out about the ESRC-funded project, led by Professor Julie Barnett in our Department of Psychology working with partners around the UK.

Step into The Cubicle

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Watch a video about the collaborative initiative highlighting issues around body image in contemporary society.

Research Spotlight: Why do we feel pain differently?

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Dr Janet Bultitude from the Centre for Pain Research explores the science of pain and why it might affect us all differently.

Why I engage the public - Bethan Charles (Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies)

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Bethan Charles, PhD student from the Department of Chemistry, talks about her experiences of engaging the public with her research.

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Research activity, groups and facilities

Read the latest published papers from our academics and find out more about the research facilities we have and how you can use them.

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Case studies that highlight the depth of our research impact on society.

Unearthing the voices of the mine

Our new feature film from Roy Maconachie and Simon Wharf explores the pathway of a diamond from mine to market, and asks the question, who really benefits?

Research integrity and ethics

Our policies and procedures on how we carry out ethically responsible research.

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