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The Lanchester Interactive Archive at Coventry PechaKucha Night

On February 27th, three Outreach Workers from the Lanchester Interactive Archive (LIA) delivered a presentation at the 36th PechaKucha Night in Coventry.


Rukshanda Naz Alumnus Reflection

I am an activist in the Pakistani women’s movement since the early 1990s. A lawyer by profession, I also worked with a number of NGOs on issues of violence against women and children and on women’s empowerment programs.


Determining the performance of large biofiltration cells in treating contaminated runoff from a slum settlement and its reuse for urban food production South Africa

This project will determine the ability of purpose-built, large-scale biofiltration cells downstream from a large informal settlement to treat contaminated runoff resulting from dysfunctional sanitation and limited urban drainage infrastructure.


Quantum Thinking for Agroecology

This research programme aims to explore the Principle of Complementarity or Wave-Particle Duality as it applies to agriculture


Progression of Accessibility Centres in higher Education for Students with disabilities in North Africa (PACES)

The aim of this project is to develop socioeconomic growth by modernising Higher Education and making it more accessible to students with special needs, thereby enabling Students with Disabilities to enter the workforce and become independent.


CAWR researchers release multi-lingual film on DVD to influence transnational policy

The film, Imagining Research for Food Sovereignty, highlights key moments in the process and outcomes of the St. Ulrich Workshop on Democratising Agricultural Research for Food Sovereignty and Peasant Agrarian Cultures.


Co-Creating Welfare (CCW)

The project is funded by Erasmus+, the EU’s programme for education, training, youth and sport, and involves partners in Denmark, France and Portugal. As this is all about co-creation, we have practiced what we preach and have been talking to people working in welfare from the beginning and will continue to gather feedback along the way. We hope that with our help, welfare organisations across Europe will start putting these methods into action. Everyone should be involved together as a team from the beginning and all the way through.


CBiS presents findings of Tackling Financial Exclusion project

On 29th January 2015, CBiS hosted an event to present the findings of a large-scale project which aimed to form a comprehensive picture of financial exclusion across the UK.


Sustainable management of an Ethiopian rangeland for biodiversity and pastoralists

This project looks at how sustainable management of the Liben Plain enhances livelihoods and food security for 10,000 pastoralists, prevents mainland Africa’s first bird extinction and integrates biodiversity conservation into Ethiopian rangeland recovery.


Water quality performance of permeable pavements

Permeable pavements (PPS) are often the most appropriate sustainable drainage (SuDS) device for highly urbanised areas and can be used for parking areas, low speed roads and landscaped areas.


Breaking Educational Barriers with Contextualised, Pervasive and Gameful Learning (BEACONING)

BEACONING sets a forefront in multifaceted education technologies through large-scale piloting of a digital learning platform that blend physical and digital spaces.


RE-designing Access to Cultural Heritage for a wider participation in preservation, (re-)use and management of European culture (REACH)

The three-year REACH project will establish a Social Platform as a sustainable space for meeting, discussion and collaboration by a wide-ranging network of all those with a stake in research and practice in the field of culture and cultural heritage. 


The ‘Prosper’ programme – researching business support for cultural and creative organisations

The Prosper programme aims to strengthen the resilience and investment readiness of arts organisations, museums and libraries in England.


Exploring the Impacts of Brexit for Protected Food Names PFN in the UK

This research aims to explore the potential impacts and opportunities associated with Brexit for UK Protected Food Name Schemes (PFNs), and to create policy recommendations at the UK member state and national devolved scale for the future governance of PFNs.


Austerity Retail in Britain

This project from the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience (CAWR) aims to critically examine the emergence of what we call ‘austerity retail’ initiatives amidst rising food poverty in Britain. These include ‘social supermarkets’ and other forms of ‘community shop’ offering highly discounted products, and often making use of ‘surplus’ or ‘rejected’ foods which would otherwise be thrown away. 


How do EV adopters make decisions? Understanding their behaviours and exploring the strategic role of brands for CBiS

This study aims to assess whether an alternative approach of new market entrants, such as Tesla, in marketing the EV as a desirable gadget, badge of honour and ‘must-have’ brand, is likely to bring about mass adoption and a step-change in sales.


Special Interest Group in Particulate Matter Filtration Flows in Automotive and Marine Applications

This Special Interest Group (part of the UK Fluids network) brings together industry, academia and policy makers to boost research in filtration flows in automotive and marine applications.


Payday futures: sub-prime credit markets in transition?

The project investigated the impact of the regulation of UK payday loans or High-Cost, Short-Term Credit (HCSTC) and how this is reshaping credit markets for borrowers.


BOND - Bringing Organisations and Network Development to Higher Levels in the Farming Sector in Europe

The aim of this project is to reach higher levels of organisation and networking, and develop a healthier, and more productive and harmonious farming sector in Europe for the long term.


Building Partnerships for Indonesian Maritime Security

The Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR) convened a two-day workshop in Jakarta (Sep. 9-10) entitled ‘Building partnerships for Indonesian maritime security’, with a diverse range of high profile participants.