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Religions - Administration - 15.06.2015
Current school settlement for religion and belief out of date, say Lancaster experts

Religions - 15.06.2015
Magna Carta scribe uncovered on eve of its 800th anniversary
It is a conundrum that has puzzled scholars for centuries, but now experts from the Magna Carta Project have established the scribe of at least one and possibly two of the original Magna Cartas of 1215. The discovery by scholars at King's College London and the University of East Anglia, of who wrote the Lincoln charter - and probably also the Salisbury charter - comes on the eve of the 800th anniversary of the ratification of Magna Carta.

Religions - 11.06.2015
Sussex academic's vision of Islam helps stage Glyndebourne opera
Sussex academic’s vision of Islam helps stage Glyndebourne opera
Sussex academic's vision of Islam helps stage Glyndebourne opera A University of Sussex professor's knowledge of Islam has played a significant role in the creation of one of the major new-season att

Religions - History / Archeology - 05.06.2015
Defending the faith: a millennium of protection for St Mary’s Church, Berkeley
A series of defensive ditches designed to protect St Mary's Church, Berkeley, that span nearly a millennium, have been uncovered by University of Bristol archaeologists digging at Berkeley Castle. There are five ditches in total, all running north-south to the west of St Mary's Church. It is well known that St Mary's Church has Anglo-Saxon origins, with the current church having some Anglo-Saxon masonry within its existing fabric.

Religions - Law - 01.06.2015
Magna Carta exhibition opens it's doors
Magna Carta exhibition opens it's doors
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History / Archeology - Religions - 28.05.2015
University of Warwick expert goes underground for BBC show about ancient Rome
A University of Warwick academic will be seen crawling through ancient sewers and visiting burial chambers in an upcoming BBC 1 documentary.

Religions - Economics - 21.05.2015
Politics manipulates a culture of optimism
Whilst the UK suffers the post-election blues, a new book by Professor Oliver Bennett, founder of the University of Warwick's Centre for Cultural Policy Studies, looks at how societies maintain hope in the future in an increasingly divided and threatening world.

History / Archeology - Religions - 15.05.2015
Legacies of War: Conscientious objectors’ records in digital memorial
A comprehensive record of those who did not want to fight in the First World War will from today be opened up to the public as part of Imperial War Museums' permanent digital memorial.

History / Archeology - Religions - 07.05.2015
Exploring the archaeology and history of the ‘Westminster Abbey of Wales’
The history, archaeology and conservation of one of Wales' finest medieval buildings - St Mary's Priory Church, Abergavenny - is the subject of a new book, edited by University of Bristol archaeologist, Dr George Nash.

Linguistics / Literature - Religions - 01.05.2015
Oldest non-biblical Scottish manuscript provides evidence of lost literary culture
Dr Kylie Murray of the Faculty of English Language and Literature and Balliol College, discovered a twelfth-century copy of the 'Consolation of Philosophy' by Boethius, a statesman of the late Roman Empire, at the University of Glasgow. Dr Murray, a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, found the document in the University of Glasgow's Special Collections.

Religions - Art and Design - 29.04.2015
Artists, academics and activists: belief and conflict in the UK
Artists, academics and activists come together to consider the role of art in influencing and shaping our understanding of belief and conflict in the UK.

Linguistics / Literature - Religions - 28.04.2015
Oldest non-biblical Scottish manuscript is evidence of lost literary culture
A researcher at the University of Glasgow has discovered the oldest surviving non-biblical manuscript from Scotland. The find was made in the University of Glasgow's Special Collections by Dr Kylie Murray, a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow from Balliol College, Oxford, who is currently at Glasgow on a Visiting Fellowship.

Religions - Social Sciences - 16.04.2015
Religious activities help minorities, but not Muslims, build friendships
University of Manchester PhD researcher presents findings to British Sociological Association's annual conference today.

Social Sciences - Religions - 15.04.2015
Muslim women much more likely to be unemployed than white Christian women
Discrimination by employers has meant that Muslim women are much more likely to be unemployed than white Christian women even when they have the same qualifications and language abilities, new research from the University of Bristol shows.

Religions - Law - 13.04.2015
University hosts Commission on Religion and Belief in Public Life
The Commission on Religion and Belief in Public Life (CORAB) is coming to the University of Glasgow on Monday 13th April for an evidence hearing from over 30 distinguished members of the Scottish faith and belief sectors, as well as Scottish politicians, journalists and civic leaders.

Economics - Religions - 18.03.2015
The economic roots of independence movements
Ivan Rajic's interest in the economic roots of independence movements is based on his personal experience of growing up in Belgrade.

Religions - Astronomy / Space - 04.03.2015
Bishop of Manchester to open unique film series
Bishop of Manchester to open unique film series
The Bishop of Manchester is set to open The Playing God Film Series on Thursday 5 March. This unique film series, which is the first of its kind, will focus on the roles of science and religion in movies.

Religions - Astronomy / Space - 19.02.2015
Darwin meets the Exorcist in unique film series
Darwin meets the Exorcist in unique film series
A unique film series which is the first of its kind opens in Manchester next month focusing on the roles of science and religion in movies.

Religions - 17.02.2015
Ex-MI6 Chief: Our values are under threat
'Western Europe will not find a partner of values and morals in Vladimir Putin', said Sir John Sawers, former Chief of MI6 in his inaugural lecture as Visiting Professor at King's College London.

Religions - 05.02.2015
From one extreme to the next?
The threat to peace posed by the Islamic State group has been described as "unprecedented in the modern age", yet research on the rise and fall of an extremist group in 1980s Lebanon suggests that we may have seen this all before.

Religions - 05.02.2015
Learning centre launches outreach work in Blackbird Leys

Religions - Social Sciences - 02.02.2015
Can the Revolution in Kurdish Syria succeed?
We can but hope, argue sociologist Dr Jeff Miley and Gates Scholar Johanna Riha, who here summarise some of their observations following a recent field visit to Rojava in northern Syria, and give a brief overview of the political and social ideologies underpinning the Kurdish revolution.

Religions - 02.02.2015
'Surrounded by turmoil' - The UAE post Arab Spring
The United Arab Emirates security is seriously challenged by the conflict with extremist groups in its neighbouring countries, the son of the Emir of Abu Dhabi told an audience at King's College London on 28th January.

Religions - Politics - 23.01.2015
British voters open to a Jewish prime minister — but some are more welcoming than others
In this post, Professor Tim Bale of QMUL's School of Politics and International Relations, discusses the findings of new polling data on attitudes to Jewish political leaders.

Religions - History / Archeology - 20.01.2015
Expert adviser: how I played the historical guessing game of adapting Wolf Hall
Dr Catherine Fletcher from the University of Sheffield's Department of History comments on her role as advisor to the BBC's forthcoming version of Wolf Hall.

Religions - 19.01.2015
Jewish Museum London's first crowd-sourced exhibition opens
What does Love mean to you? Don't miss the Jewish Museum London's first crowd-sourced exhibition featuring everyday objects, historic artefacts and works of art inspired by love.

Religions - Event - 09.01.2015
Durham homecoming for Archbishop Justin to receive his honorary degree
Durham homecoming for Archbishop Justin to receive his honorary degree

Religions - 08.01.2015
The right response to a deadly assault on free speech
'Attack on Freedom'; 'La Liberté assassinée'. Headlines like those in The Times and Le Figaro proclaim that the commando-style attack on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris on Wednesday was an attack on free speech itself.

Religions - Social Sciences - 18.12.2014
Religious Studies at Lancaster ranked top in UK for research impact
Research in Religious Studies at Lancaster University has been ranked as having the biggest impact on culture and society in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

Religions - Social Sciences - 12.12.2014
Rejection of American culture rather than US foreign policies shapes Muslim support for attacks on US civilians
Research finds support for attacks on civilians in the United States among people in some Muslim countries is linked to negative views of American culture rather than perceptions of its foreign polic

Economics - Religions - 10.12.2014
Syria: The view from Moscow
QMUL's Dr Christopher Phillips argues that despite a weaker economy and the domestic threat of ISIS, Moscow is unlikely to change course on Syria.

Mathematics - Religions - 30.11.2014
The lady of the longitude
In 1714, the British Parliament offered large rewards for finding longitude at sea. Men around the world submitted schemes but only one woman, Jane Squire, published a proposal her own name.

Religions - History / Archeology - 21.11.2014
Professor Amy-Jill Levine to deliver annual Cadbury Lectures
Leading historian Professor Amy-Jill Levine is to give this year's Edward Cadbury Lectures at the University of Birmingham.

History / Archeology - Religions - 06.11.2014
Stability, unity and nonchalance: What does it mean to be English?
An epic new history of England offers some eye-catching conclusions on Englishness - suggesting, among other things, that a "remarkable" level of cultural unity and a relative openness to other cultures are both key components of English national identity.

Religions - History / Archeology - 05.11.2014
Remember, remember: how education "beyond the seas" kept Catholicism alive
Bonfire night marks a plot in 1605 to burn down the Houses of Parliament. It's also a reminder of the ferocious divides that existed between Protestants and Roman Catholics.

Religions - Law - 03.11.2014
Extent of protection afforded for religion under Scots law to be reviewed
Related links: Prof Callum Brown Secularisation and Humanist History at Glasgow Humanist Society Scotland The first project undertaken in Scotland since the Victorian era to assess the effect to whic

Religions - Social Sciences - 24.10.2014
Return of the new gods: Jedis, auras and online witch schools
Research by a digital anthropologist is looking at how new religious movements are harnessing online platforms.

Religions - 24.10.2014
CofE clergy concerned with protecting the welfare budget
Anglican clergy are very concerned with maintaining a high level of welfare spending, and see it as a way of protecting the weak and the poor - a left-leaning political stance out of step with most of the general population and most Anglicans.

Religions - 03.10.2014
The speech that never was - Thatcher papers for 1984 open to the public
Papers opened to the public today reveal how the Brighton bombing stopped Margaret Thatcher from widening her infamous 'enemy within' rhetoric to include not only the striking miners but also the wider Labour movement and Party.

Religions - 24.09.2014
Opening of Year Service 2014
This lunchtime the new Principal and President, Professor Ed Byrne, was installed at the College's Opening of Year Service.

Religions - Art and Design - 19.09.2014
Thinking forward through the past
A major international research project led by the University of Leeds has attracted significant funding from the AHRC to shine new light on forgotten works by Jewish artists.

Environment - Religions - 19.09.2014
Science turns to religion for "mass mobilisation" on environmental change
Ahead of the UN summit on climate change, two leading scholars in the field make a watershed appeal to religious leaders for help in mobilising public opinion on the planet's future.

Religions - 12.09.2014
Uncovering the text of the New Testament
A £1.1m campaign by Cambridge University Library to secure one of the most important New Testament manuscripts - the seventh-century Codex Zacynthius - has been a success.

Religions - 04.08.2014
Scottishness is a more inclusive national identity than Englishness
04 Aug 2014 New research on the Scottish Census data reveals that almost all minority communities in Scotland were more likely to claim a Scottish identity in Scotland, than an English identity in England. The picture is complicated, however, because many minorities in Scotland were just as likely to choose a 'British only' identity as a 'Scottish only' identity.

Religions - 04.08.2014
Scottishness is a more inclusive national identity than Englishness for many ethnic groups in Britain
New research on the Scottish Census data reveals that almost all minority communities in Scotland were more likely to claim a Scottish identity in Scotland, than an English identity in England. The picture is complicated, however, because many minorities in Scotland were just as likely to choose a 'British only' identity as a 'Scottish only' identity.

Social Sciences - Religions - 28.07.2014
’Next time we will win!’: Gaza’s cycles of violence
In this article - originally published on CRIAViews, the blog of the Cambridge Review of International Affairs - Lucy Thirkell explores some of the reasons behind the tragic and seemingly endless cycle of conflict in Gaza.

Religions - 21.07.2014
Comment: Hollywood’s slew of biblical films is no return from Exodus
" Wherever you look you can find the Bible lurking. What is new in the latest offerings from Hollywood is how it's packaging the Bible - but then the Bible is constantly repackaged and retold for new audiences.

Religions - 16.07.2014
Oxford University holds conference on evil

Religions - 06.07.2014
Mitrokhin’s KGB archive opens to public
KGB files from the famous Mitrokhin Archive - described by the FBI as 'the most complete and extensive intelligence ever received from any source' - will today open to the public for the first time.

Religions - 04.07.2014
Manchester’s University Challenge hopefuls in new documentary