Modiano's Nobel prize not such a surprise after all
When Patrick Modiano was named the 111th recipient of the Nobel prize for literature, many critics were quick to attach the term ‘surprise’ to his win. Dr Ruth Kircher, Lecturer in English Language, explains why his award shouldn’t have been a surprise at all.
Expert Comment: Does the Commonwealth have a role?
As the Commonwealth Games get underway, Dr Michael Holmes (Senior Lecturer in Politics) asks whether the Commonwealth has a role to play in the modern world.
Expert Comment: Cameron's Reshuffle
Bill Jones (Adjunct Professor, History and Politics) looks at the implications of this week's cabinet reshuffle.
Expert Comment: Lance Armstrong documentary
In the light of last week's BBC documentary on cyclist Lance Armstrong's use of performance-enhancing drugs, Senior Lecturer in Physiology Dr Simon Marwood looks at Armstrong's career.
Expert Comment: Can Islamic State (ISIS) be Defeated?
Barack Obama has stated that the US-military campaign in Syria and Iraq is designed “to defeat” IS. But is this realistic? And is ISIS really a threat to West? Anno Bunnik, PhD Fellow at the Centre for Applied Research in Security Innovation (CASI) offers his opinion.
Expert Comment: David Cameron and EU Commission Presidency
Following David Cameron's attempts to block Jean Claude Juncker's appointment as President of the European Commission, Bill Jones (Adjunct Professor, History and Politics) looks at what this means for the Tory party.
Expert Comment - Favelas and Football: The other side of Rio
As the World Cup continues, Dr Joel Rookwood files his final dispatch from Brazil, looking at life in the city's favelas.
Expert Comment: Brazil World Cup 2014
Senior Lecturer in Health Dr Joel Rookwood is currently at the World Cup in Brazil. Here, he gives his impressions of the provisions laid on for travelling fans.
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