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The Human Mind Project

How does the human mind work? If we mean by this more than its basic functions, then we are looking not only at the sciences to find our answers but to a truly interdisciplinary collaboration including science, humanities, and the arts.

The Human Mind Project will do just this. Launched on 12 December 2014 by the Institute of Philosophy , a member institute of the School, this ambitious project represents a coordinated, international effort to define the major intellectual challenges in understanding the nature and significance of the human mind, and thus the nature of how we think, feel, communicate and interact.

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Professor Catherine DaviesNew Director: Institute of Modern Languages Research

The School is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Catherine Davies as the new Director of the Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR).

She will take up the appointment on 1 August, succeeding Professor Bill Marshall, who returns to the School of Languages, Cultures and Religions at the University of Stirling.

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First ever distance learning MA in refugee studies 

The Refugee Law Initiative is pioneering a distance learning course on refugee and migration studies to play its part in addressing the problems caused by the escalating global refugee crisis.

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Britain’s ‘moral’ trigger for entering the Great War

The events of July and August 1914 unfolded in a certain way, but underlying security interests and political attitudes determined the decisions Britain would make.

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