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'Queen Victoria truly did enjoy a Victoria sponge' says Food Historian Professor Earle

Professor Rebecca Earle, published Food Historian in the History Department, investigates the sumptuous history of the Victoria sponge hot on the heels of a Victorian themed British Bake-off final.

Thu 27 October 2016, 11:40 | Tags: Faculty of Arts, Expert comment, History

Vodafone fine: "an example of how regulated industries work"

The regulator Ofcom has fined Vodafone £4.6m for "serious" breaches of consumer protection rules, after the company was found to have charged customers without providing anything in return, and breaking the rules on handling customer complaints.

Dr Andreas Kokkinis from Warwick's School of Law provides expert comment on the story.


Wed 26 October 2016, 14:21 | Tags: Academic Staff, corporate, Law, Business and Management

Dr Thom Davies talks to BBC Cov & Warks on day 2 of the Calais jungle clearances

2,800 residents of the Calais jungle camp hav ebeen moved of the 10,000 currently living there. Dr Thom Davies, Refugee Crisis Expert in the Sociology department discusses the current situation on BBC Coventry and Warwickshire.

Wed 26 October 2016, 14:16 | Tags: Academic Staff, Sociology, Current Affairs

From bes to Bitcoin: alternative currencies in the ancient Roman world

Be it Bristol or Brixton, in recent years a number of cities in Britain have developed their own alternative, local currencies. Intended to support independent businesses, these currencies work alongside pounds sterling to encourage more money to be spent in the local economy. But, as historian Clare Rowan explains, the concept is anything but modern – in fact, alternative currencies date back as far as ancient Rome…

Wed 26 October 2016, 13:27 | Tags: Faculty of Arts, Classics and Ancient History

40 medical treatments that bring little or no benefit to patients: Comment from Dr James Gill of Warwick Medical School

Dr James Gill, a GP and teaching fellow at Warwick Medical School, at the University of Warwick, comments on the list of 40 treatments that bring little or no benefit to patients, published today by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges.

Mon 24 October 2016, 15:00 | Tags: NHS, WMS, Health, Health and Medicine

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