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Can UK fossil fuel companies now be held accountable for contributing to climate change overseas?

Posted on 2 July 2020 by doctoral-academy-blog

Sam Varvastian, School of Law and Politics A ruling by the UK Supreme Court could have huge implications for British companies accused of environmental damage overseas. The April 2019 decision, in a case brought by a group of Zambian farmers against a London-based mining firm, establishes that UK parent companies can be held liable under
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Research

Charles Dickens: how the author’s life was fictionalised after his death

Posted on 16 June 2020 by doctoral-academy-blog

Lucy Whitehead, School of English, Communication and Philosophy When Charles Dickens died on June 9 1870, newspapers on both sides of the Atlantic framed his loss as an event of national and international mourning. They pointed to the fictional characters Dickens had created as a key part of his artistic legacy, writing how “we have
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Mental Health, Wellbeing, Working from home

Staying productive during lockdown

Posted on 30 April 2020 by doctoral-academy-blog

By Nadine Leder, Postgraduate Researcher at Cardiff Business School. Do you find it difficult to get things done during lockdown? Here are some tips to help you to stay productive, happy and healthy. Humans are creatures of habit – make use of it! Find YOUR daily routine and start the day with something positive! You
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Humanities, Research

It’s English Language Day, but where exactly did the English language come from?

Posted on 23 April 2020 by doctoral-academy-blog

By Ellen Bristow, School of English, Communication and PhilosophyFind Ellen on Twitter @E_Bristow1 Language, viewed from any perspective, is the human ‘miracle tool’. It liberated us from our earliest ape ancestors, gave rise to our history, and enables us to learn, innovate, develop and interpret the world we see around us. In particular, the English
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