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Exotic England: Five minutes with Yasmin Alibhai-Brown

14 December 2016

​​​Considered one of the few female Muslim voices on the political stage, journalist, author and political commentator Yasmin Alibhai-Brown was born in Uganda in 1949, before moving to Britain in 1972.​​Last night, Yasmin spoke at the University abou...

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November at the University of Winchester

02 December 2016

​​​Winning prestigious awards, hosting launch events and guest lectures and forging new partnerships: November has been another eventful month at the University of Winchester, with staff and students engaging in a wide range of initiatives and be...

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Women in Nagorno-Karabakh: empowered for a better future?

25 October 2016

​​​​Across the world, prolonged conflict and war have been linked to changes in the roles of women. Dr Ulrike Ziemer, Senior Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Winchester and an expert in gender, explains how women in the small South Caucasus...

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Networks of Wellbeing: the Holy Grail for the NHS

19 September 2016

ConceptsAs with its stratified medical professions the NHS used to have a securely established hierarchy of organisations. District Health Authorities came under Regional Health Authorities. General  hospitals were higher than community or cotta...

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Food poverty: are churches still together?

01 August 2016

​​Ten years on from its inception, the Basics Bank in Winchester – along with its 30 plus food bank counterparts in Hampshire – is having for the first time to face up to its place in social policy. Hitherto, food banks have relied on a simple Good S...

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The divides that currently scar our world

29 July 2016

​I have just come back from a national festival focused on the theme of unity. As we reflected on the divides that currently scar our world, I realised that I have never in my lifetime experienced the intense and complex social divisions that charact...

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We’re all in this together

11 July 2016

Following the shootings of the five Dallas police officers, I found myself sitting next to an American lawyer and the topic inevitably came up. Rarely have I seen someone lost for words, but here she was, unable to express her confusion, bewilde...

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Fighting Crime with Big Data

13 June 2016

When the terms ‘big data’ and ‘algorithmic analysis’ are used, it sometimes feels like a game of buzz word bingo.As a lawyer, I always say that it’s important to focus on what is really going on in any particular case – it’s often not possible to gen...

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