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Art and Design - Philosophy - 01.03.2013
Does increased exposure to a piece of art make us like it more?
When it comes to judging art, beauty may not just be in the eye of the beholder, according to a study from the University of Leeds. The research challenges the idea that what people value in art is largely what they are used to, or that people will come to like any image if they see it enough times.

Philosophy - Education - 27.02.2013
Birmingham and Yale to establish global justice programme in India
The University of Birmingham is joining forces with Yale to support the development of a pioneering global justice programme at the University of Delhi.

Philosophy - Economics - 13.02.2013
Cracking the semantic code
Half of a word's meaning is simply a three dimensional summary of the rewards associated with it, according to an analysis of millions of blog entries undertaken by researchers from the University of Bristol and published today in PLoS ONE. We make choices about pretty much everything, all the time  - "Should I go for a walk or grab a coffee?";  "Shall I look at who just came in or continue to watch TV?" - and to do so we need something common as a basis to make the choice.

Philosophy - Education - 01.02.2013
Britain’s first Professor of Morality appointed by the University of Birmingham
The University of Birmingham is proud to announce the appointment of Randall Curren as Professor of Moral and Virtue Education to the Jubilee Centre for Character and Values, in the School of Education.

Religions - Philosophy - 29.01.2013
University Sermon on ‘Epiphanies of the Human: Faith and Migration’
University Sermon on ‘Epiphanies of the Human: Faith and Migration’
Rowlands, who is currently Lecturer in Theology and Ministry at King's College, London and also a Research Associate of St Edmund's College, works at the interface of Political, Moral and Practical Theologies.

Philosophy - 28.01.2013
Podcasts While You Wait

Environment - Philosophy - 24.01.2013
Valuing nature is not enough
Is it possible to put a price tag on the natural world? A researcher at The University of Nottingham has been examining the rise of a new concept — ecosystem services — to describe the multitude of resources supplied to us by Mother Nature.

Religions - Philosophy - 11.12.2012
How the Hobbit will fill a hole in 21st century wellbeing
As the latest Warner Bros' fantasy blockbuster, The Hobbit, hits our cinema screens this week, a University of Nottingham writer and academic is claiming the film will fulfil deeper needs in modern society than pure entertainment.

Philosophy - 10.12.2012
Are some charities 100 times better than others?
Are some charities 100 times better than others?
A society born from an Oxford University academic's decision to give more than half of all his future earnings to charity has attracted $100m in pledges, it announced as it celebrated its third birthday this week. Giving What We Can, which evaluates which charities most cost-effectively tackle global poverty and invites members to pledge at least 10 per cent of their lifetime earnings to these charities, was set up by Toby Ord of the Philosophy Faculty at Oxford University in December 2009.

Physics - Philosophy - 03.12.2012
Obituary: Dr Brian Easlea
Dr Brian Easlea, who died on 24 November, was first appointed to the Sussex faculty as a Lecturer in Theoretical Physics in 1963, by when he had already taught in Denmark and the USA.

Philosophy - 20.11.2012
Conference to examine dangers of artificial intelligence
Conference to examine dangers of artificial intelligence

Philosophy - 14.11.2012
Professor Hermione Lee to lecture on Brotherly Biography: Leslie Stephen and Life-Writing
Professor Hermione Lee to lecture on Brotherly Biography: Leslie Stephen and Life-Writing

Health - Philosophy - 13.11.2012
Exploring our reliance on autonomous systems

Philosophy - 13.11.2012
Who do you think you are?
Who do you think you are?
Trust is very important to young people and loss of trust in an aspect of a relationship can have a knock-on effect on other aspects.

Philosophy - Religions - 12.11.2012
High profile debate to discuss our moral future
High profile debate to discuss our moral future
The University of Sheffield's Professor of the Public Understanding of Philosophy, Angie Hobbs, will join high profile guests and speakers to discuss the moral resourcing of the nation at Westminster Abbey this week (Wednesday 14 November 2012).

Health - Philosophy - 07.11.2012
Ethical questions for human enhancements of UK workforce
Technologies that enhance human functions such as memory, hearing and mobility could dramatically change how people work over the next decade, according to a workshop hosted by four of the UK's national academies and chaired by Genevra Richardson from The Dickson Poon School of Law at King's.