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2507, 2017

O.J. Simpson: ‘I’ve done my time’ – Religion, Remorse and Responsibility?

By |July 25th, 2017|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on O.J. Simpson: ‘I’ve done my time’ – Religion, Remorse and Responsibility?

Shona Robinson- Edwards, PhD Researcher and Assistant Lecturer in Criminology
The imprisoned former NFL player O.J. Simpson has become a household name. Simpson’s latest parole hearing is likened to the so-called Trial of the Century in 1995 when he was tried, and acquitted, of the murder of his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron […]

905, 2017

A health revolution or political spin; re-writing the Mental Health Act

By |May 9th, 2017|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on A health revolution or political spin; re-writing the Mental Health Act

By Kim Moore, Senior Lecturer in Mental Health
Theresa May’s announcement of scrapping the Mental Health Act (1985) and replacing this with a new mental health treatment bill (Savage, 2017) seems to have come out of the blue, but what this actually means for people experiencing mental health issues is unclear.  It is right that we […]

805, 2017

Could Brexit mean nul points for the UK at Eurovision?

By |May 8th, 2017|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Could Brexit mean nul points for the UK at Eurovision?

by Dr Steve McCabe, Associate Professor at Birmingham City University’s Business School

The UK has had a torrid time at Eurovision in recent years. There is good evidence that other countries have something of an agenda against the UK and seem to delight in awarding us as few points (or none at all) as possible.

But this […]

2004, 2017

To wear or not to wear? Shakespeare and his interest in fashion

By |April 20th, 2017|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on To wear or not to wear? Shakespeare and his interest in fashion

by Professor David Roberts, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Design and Media at Birmingham City University

Playwrights and actors trade in illusion. They draw you into thinking that pretence is the real thing. If they’re like Shakespeare, they also love reminding you that acting really is only pretending, and that it’s not only actors […]

504, 2017

Bargaining our Safety – Brexit and its implications for Counter Terrorism

By |April 5th, 2017|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Bargaining our Safety – Brexit and its implications for Counter Terrorism

by Dr John Bahadur Lamb, Lecturer in Criminology and Security Studies at Birmingham City University

The British Prime Minister, Theresa May, has now officially triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty formally notifying the other 28 member states of Europe of The United Kingdom’s intention to leave.

Whilst most popular discussion of Brexit has focussed on issues such […]

703, 2017

Broadchurch episode 2 – a treasure trove and a Pandora’s Box

By |March 7th, 2017|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Broadchurch episode 2 – a treasure trove and a Pandora’s Box

by Dr Elizabeth Yardley, Director of the Centre for Applied Criminology at Birmingham City University

This week’s episode of Broadchurch (S03 E02) was absolutely packed full of the type of issues and debates that anyone involved in or affected by crime and criminal justice (i. e. ALL of us) should be paying attention to.

The episode began […]

2802, 2017

Broadchurch returns and is saturated with issues of violent crime

By |February 28th, 2017|In The News, Opinion|Comments Off on Broadchurch returns and is saturated with issues of violent crime

by Dr Elizabeth Yardley, Director of the Centre for Applied Criminology at Birmingham City University

From a criminological perspective, the first episode of the third series of ITV’s Broadchurch was absolutely saturated with contemporary issues, concerns and debates around violent crime.

Trish, the victim of a sexual assault, appears like a deer in the headlights as she […]

2102, 2017

10 tips for keeping safe online

By |February 21st, 2017|In The News|Comments Off on 10 tips for keeping safe online

On the 14 February 2017 the Queen opened a new National Centre for Cyber Security. With more and more of us living our lives online, are we really aware of the dangers of cyber-attacks to businesses and individuals? Ron Austin, Senior Lecturer in Data Networks and Security, shares his tips for keeping safe online.

The Internet […]

1302, 2017

Global Game Jam at Birmingham City University

By |February 13th, 2017|Student Life|Comments Off on Global Game Jam at Birmingham City University

by Liam Sorta

Computer Games Technology student

For the last five years, Birmingham City University has opened its doors as host to the annual Global Game Jam (GGJ), a 48-hour game development event aimed at bringing those with a passion for games together to create a game from scratch. The diversity the jam promotes is indicated by […]

1002, 2017

What you didn’t know about our watchmaking history

By |February 10th, 2017|In The News, Opinion, Student Life|Comments Off on What you didn’t know about our watchmaking history

by Rebecca Struthers, Founding Director of Struthers London and Visiting Lecturer in Horology at Birmingham City University

As the 21st century Swiss watch industry calculates how to handle the uncertain economic future, it has been a poignant time to look back on how their industry formed over 200 years ago.

I recently completed a PhD examining a very […]