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Apply for a 2018 ESRC Doctoral Studentship with the ICCS on 'Conceptions of Responsibility Among the Nuclear Weapon Possessors'.

The collaborative studentship is offered through the Midlands Graduate School Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP).

The successful applicant will work with the supervision team of Professor Nicholas Wheeler (University of Birmingham) and Paul Ingram (Director, British American Security Information Council) to investigate what counts as responsible state conduct in relation to the possession of nuclear weapons.

The deadline for applications is Friday 16th February.

For full details, see:

Holocaust Memorial Vigil 2018 25/01/2018

This Saturday is international Holocaust Memorial Day, remembering the victims of the Holocaust and genocides throughout history.

In anticipation, yesterday the Guild of Students, University of Birmingham held a Holocaust Memorial vigil. Keeping to the HMD Trust's theme, 'The Power of Words', attendees lit candles and wrote messages of commemoration for victims of genocidal violence.
Thanks to all that offered their support.


We were glad to learn that Jean Bourgain, currently IBM von Neumann Professor in the School of Mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study and a permanent professor at IHES between 1985 and 1995, will receive the 2018 Steele Prize for Lifetime Achievement from the American Mathematical Society for the important contributions to mathematics that he made all along his career. Congratulations!

More on the prize:


Panelists discussing the interconnection between environment, social, and indiginious justice as we move forward with the constitution


In the UK foodbanks have become an ever more normalised and visible part of austerity Britain.

But they must be seen as shocking and outrageous and should not be allowed to become a permanent part of our society, writes Kayleigh Garthwaite, from our School of Social Policy.

"Above all, we must confront, challenge and question the popular and pernicious idea that people living in poverty are the architects of their own misfortune".

City Tech News 20/10/2017

City Tech News New York City College of Technology (City Tech) is the designated college of technology of The City University of New York, currently offering both baccalaureate and associate degrees, as well as specialized certificates. New York City College of Technology serves the city and the state by providing...

Learning from the past 20/10/2017

Learning from the past Distinguished Visiting Professor Edouard Bard arrived at the Peter Wall Institute in September near the end of a summer when much of British Columbia was shrouded in wildfire smoke. When he sat down to talk with Wall Papers the conversation began with small talk about the weather, particularly the g...

The Foreclosure Follies - Chan Centre 20/10/2017

The Foreclosure Follies - Chan Centre Presented by Live Canon and the Annual Review of Insolvency Law, in partnership with the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of British Columbia

Alice Roberts - Tamed 18/10/2017

Alice Roberts - Tamed Professor Alice Roberts talks to us about her latest book 'Tamed' in which she discusses ten species that changed the world.

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