Tag: University of Birmingham

Statement: Jamaican team returns to University of Birmingham

By on 12/07/2017 in Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

The following statement from Cllr Ian Ward, Deputy Leader of Birmingham City Council, comes after the University of Birmingham announced they will be hosting the  Jamaican Track and Field team, as they prepare for the IAAF World Championships next month. Councillor Ian Ward, Deputy Leader for Birmingham City Council said: “I welcome the University of […]

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Australian Aboriginal remains begin long journey home

A collection of Aboriginal remains discovered at the University of Birmingham and at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, were handed back to traditional custodians from Australia in a spiritual ceremony last week (14 October 2016). The ancestral remains were returned to the Australian people by museum curators and staff in the University’s College of Medical […]

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Birmingham bidding for Olympic stars return

By on 16/09/2016 in Deputy Leader, News, Partnerships with 0 Comments

Fresh from their successes at the Olympic Games in Rio, American and Jamaican athletes could be heading back to Birmingham to prepare for the IAAF World Championships London 2017. Birmingham City Council has spoken to USA Track and Field about bringing their Olympic stars here to train at Alexander Stadium, while the University of Birmingham […]

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First superdiversity conference to be held in city

By on 23/06/2014 in Cllr McKay, News with 0 Comments

The University of Birmingham is hosting the first international conference entirely devoted to the concept of 'superdiversity'. Leading experts from across the globe are gathering in the city this week for a series of lectures, workshops and roundtables on topics at the forefront of the superdiversity research agenda. The conference has been organised by the […]

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WW1 research centre opens at University of Birmingham

By on 20/03/2014 in Culture, Deputy Leader, News with 0 Comments

The University of Birmingham will tomorrow (Friday) launch a centre dedicated to supporting public projects relating to the First World War. One of five First World War 'Engagement Centres' around the UK, it is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). The centres will form a part of the First World War Centenary […]

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Why the adult social care debate really matters

By on 10/10/2013 in Blog, Cllr Bedser with 0 Comments

Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, Cllr Steve Bedser, reflects on the publication of a new policy paper issued by the University of Birmingham and Birmingham City Council: 'Turning the welfare state upside down?' Developing a new adult social care offer. Phrases like 'fundamentally broken' and 'increasingly unfit for purpose in the early 21st century' […]

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Say It Loud!

By on 10/09/2013 in Culture, News with 0 Comments

Opera singers, cabaret stars, punks and school choirs are heading to Birmingham University to celebrate the musical contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) artists on 28 November from 6.30 - 10pm.  Amongst those taking part in the Say It Loud! concert will be the Birmingham Gay Symphony Orchestra, opera singers from the University […]

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Wheelie good results from bin scheme

By on 27/03/2013 in News with 0 Comments

Research carried out since the introduction of wheelie bins to six streets in Bournbrook suggests the local environment is cleaner as a result of the scheme. The wheelie bin initiative - led by Birmingham City Council and the University of Birmingham - was launched in February as a potential solution to a long-running localised problem […]

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Wheeled bins initiative for Bournbrook

By on 01/02/2013 in News with 0 Comments

A project to improve the cleanliness of an area of Birmingham where many students live has been launched. The initiative, led by Birmingham City Council and the University of Birmingham will see 1,200 properties in Bournbrook receive large wheeled bins for a three-month test period. It will offer a bespoke collection system to meet the […]

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