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Welcome to University of Birmingham podcasts.

    Living with the Pandemic: Easing the Lockdown

    Living with the Pandemic: Easing the Lockdown

    What will easing the Covid-19 lockdown will look like and what are the challenges we face?

    Listen to the first of the The Institute of Global Innovation series Living with the Pandemic where our experts will be sharing their research.

    The panel are:


    Prof John Bryson: Social distancing and why people are the problem.
    Prof Heather Widdows: The ethical and privacy implications of the Covid Symptom Tracker app.
    Prof Willem van Schaik: The lessons we can learn from those countries ahead of the UK.

    https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/global-goals/igi/living-with-the-pandemic.aspx

    • 59 min
    The Vice-Chancellor's Great Debate - Trolls, flat-earthers and fake news purveyors: What are the challenges we face in trusting Social Media?

    The Vice-Chancellor's Great Debate - Trolls, flat-earthers and fake news purveyors: What are the challenges we face in trusting Social Media?

    Join us for an exciting panel debate looking at the challenges we face in trusting social media.

    The debate, filmed on Thursday, 21 May, is hosted by journalist and presenter Ritula Shah, joined by:

    Anne McElvoy, Senior Editor of The Economist

    Will Moy, Chief Executive of Full Fact

    Isabel Oakeshott, political journalist and commentator

    Alice Roberts, Professor of Public Engagement in Science at the University of Birmingham.

    Join the conversation #UoBreatDebate

    To keep up to date with the latest University of Birmingham Distinguished events visit http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/distinguishedlectures

    • 1 hr 12 min
    The Rise of Research: Does Star Wars carry a political message?

    The Rise of Research: Does Star Wars carry a political message?

    Join us for a tour of the galaxy to discover how research here at the University of Birmingham relates to the Star Wars universe and discover why the Force is strong with our academics . . .  Professor Scott Lucas, Department of Political Science and International Studies, and Dr Richard Langley, Department of Film and Creative Writing discuss if the latest Star Wars movies carry a political message. 

    www.birmingham.ac.uk /the-rise-of-research

    • 22 min
    The Rise of Research: What can we learn about branding and marketing from Star Wars?

    The Rise of Research: What can we learn about branding and marketing from Star Wars?

    Join us for a tour of the galaxy to discover how research here at the University of Birmingham relates to the Star Wars universe and discover why the Force is strong with our academics . . .  Professor Finola Kerrigan and Dr Caroline Moraes from the Department of Marketing explore in depth the branding and marketing around the Star Wars franchise. 

    www.birmingham.ac.uk /the-rise-of-research

    • 18 min
    The Rise of Research: What do Han Solo and water fleas have in common?

    The Rise of Research: What do Han Solo and water fleas have in common?

    Join us for a tour of the galaxy to discover how research here at the University of Birmingham relates to the Star Wars universe and discover why the Force is strong with our academics . . .  Dr Luisa Orsini PhD, Senior Lecturer in Biosystems and Climate Change and PhD Students Muhammad Abdullahi and Niamh Eastwood discuss how, like Han Solo, water flea Daphnia can survive being frozen and also help tell us important information about biodiversity. 

    www.birmingham.ac.uk /the-rise-of-research

    • 12 min
    The Rise of Research: Can mental health training help improve peak performance like the Jedi in Star Wars?

    The Rise of Research: Can mental health training help improve peak performance like the Jedi in Star Wars?

    Join us for a tour of the galaxy to discover how research here at the University of Birmingham relates to the Star Wars universe and discover why the Force is strong with our academics . . . Prof Matthew Broome, Director of our Institute for Mental Health and Dr Jen Cummings, School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences discuss how mental health training can help with athletes peak performance.

    www.birmingham.ac.uk /the-rise-of-research

    • 21 min

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