Faculty of Education Building

Lessons from learning studies

01 Nov 2010

Two research programmes in the Faculty of Education are bringing new insight to the impact and implementation of education in developing countries.

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Community radio volunteers, Breeze-FM, Chipata, Zambia

Democratising the airwaves

01 Nov 2010

A new research collaboration will investigate the capacity of radio to facilitate citizen-led governance in developing countries.

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Kalhu from A.H. Layard 'A Second Series of the Monuments of Nineveh' (1853)

Reading the world’s oldest libraries

01 Nov 2010

Examples of the world’s oldest science and literature – 2,500-year-old clay writing tablets – hold clues as to how ancient scholars acquired and used knowledge, as Dr Eleanor Robson explains.

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Magnetic Fridge Poetry

Rhyme on the rise?

18 Oct 2010

Having long been sidelined as a Cinderella subject in schools, children's poetry is poised to reclaim the hearts and minds of a new generation of younger readers, a new study suggests.

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Twilight literature

The Twilight Zone?

03 Sep 2010

The effect on the teenage brain of books like Twilight and the Harry Potter series is to be examined at Cambridge University.

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World Health Assembly - Panel on H1N1

New kids on the block

08 Jul 2010

The negotiating styles of the world’s biggest rising powers – China, India and Brazil – could offer important clues about any future challenge they may pose to international stability, a new study suggests.

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Money

Wealthier, but not necessarily healthier

07 Jul 2010

One of the most famous and influential mantras of Barack Obama’s chief economic adviser – that wealthier nations are also healthier – has been called into question by a new study.

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Household takes refuge from the rain in central Malawi

Famine’s changing face

01 Jan 2010

Dr Zoltán Tiba’s research on why famines happen is posing questions about the root causes and possible long-term interventions.

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browsing for books at The Strand

The future of books

01 Jan 2010

The book publishing industry has gone through more change during the past few decades than in any comparable period in its 500-year history. Professor John Thompson examines this change and asks what impact it will have on the future of books.

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