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What We Call Dirty by Olutoyosi Tokun

Sep

01

 
In the last couple of days I have been combing through popular blogs and online forums in Nigeria in search of representations of dirt, and it has been quite an experience. It has been interesting to ...

Interview with Voice of Russia on the child sexual exploitation scandal in Rotherham

Aug

28

 
Interview with Voice of Russia on 27th August 2014: http://voiceofrussia.com/uk/news/2014_08_27/Theres-too-much-accommodation-to-ethnic-religious-minorities-in-the-UK-9125/

Between Prostitution and Polygyny in Africa: The Implication for Culture by John Olatunde Uwa

Aug

07

 
As a researcher and a cultural archivist sampling perception and conceptions of dirt in Africa, I have had the opportunity of engaging a number of individuals on topical issues that revolve around &ls...

Rags!! By Ann Kirori

Jul

17

 
RAGS!! Once upon a time there was a man who was publicly offending a village elder:- You’re an atheist! You’re drinker! Almost a thief! you are useless!The village elder just smiled in re...

Launch of the Worldwide Integrated Assessment (WIA) on the environmental impacts of systemic pesticides

Jun

27

 
On Tuesday this week I was in Brussels, for a press conference to launch a major series of scientific publications on the impacts of neonicotinoid insecticides on the environment. On the same day, pre...

Is there beauty in filth?

Jun

24

 
From the desk of DirtPol's very own Professor Newell, this is clearly not everyone's cup of tea. But it is hers, in more ways than one. She thinks it's beautiful. Is she right? Comment below ...

Schools and the Failure of Multiculturalism and Multifaithism

Jun

17

 
The spat between Michael Gove and Theresa May focuses on the failure to tackle Islamic extremism in Birmingham's schools. Whether such failure can be attributed to one party or the other is, in fact, ...

Talking to a Dustbin by Job Mwaura

Jun

17

 
On my trip to UK, I took several photos of dustbins whenever I went. Then the other day, I was pondering whether animals have a soul like we humans have. It got me thinking about plants, trees, and ...

Reflections from the field: Getting my first ‘NO’ by Jane Nebe

Jun

10

 
Field work started in earnest for me immediately I arrived Nigeria, after the three weeks training at the University of Sussex, UK, despite the one week Leave given to us all. The reason was not farfe...

Commit to Get Fit 2014 - MPS Team Summary

Jun

10

 
Naomi - Team Captain! Difference it has made: I am not anti-sport, just completely unmotivated. CTGF has made me seriously consider taking up some new activities; namely hoop and archery but I am a...

INSPIRED: May the Sports be with You

Jun

05

 
Well, Commit to Get Fit 2014 has come to an end and so has our team goal challenge. So how did we do? Let's just say that we are all... INSPIRED. It's been a very long May but thanks to our combi...

Commit to Get Fit- The final blog from SHORE-C

Jun

03

 
So commit to get fat fit has come to an end (BOOOOO) and we have loved taking part in all the different activities that were on offer throughout May! Last week Sue, Val and Lucy gave a HOOP HOOP HOOR...

USA finally considering action over neonicotinoids, spurred on by doubts as to whether they actually work

Jun

02

 
Two US Congressmen have launched a bill to suspend uses of neonicotinoid insecticides in the US, following the lead of the European Union. Representatives John Conyers of Michigan and Earl Bluemenauer...

Week 3: High-flying, Hampered and Hanky-waving

May

30

 
A change of pace This week was a little different, in that most people were doing odd activities here and there. I'll start on Monday, when we were the very happy winners of a Motivational Prize hamp...

Research and Exercise

May

30

 
The Research and Exercise team continued its motley set of activities in this final week of Commit to Get Fit. As usual, Nicola led the team with running, circuits and cycling, hampered only slightly...

STUDENT LIFE CENTRE BLOG 5 - The End

May

30

 
Before we say goodbye to Zumba, spin classes, and slimline tonic for another year here’s a round-up of the SLC’s last week of CTGF… Danny has had a bad cold this week so hasn&rs...

SRexercise - job done.

May

29

 
As Commit to Get Fit comes to an end, Kev and Cathy reigned victorious in yesterday's Boundary Run. Kev has managed to maintain supreme physical condition throughout the month of May, only being squa...

Commit to Get Fit Team HR- The Final week

May

29

 
Since last Wednesday Dizz has been to Zumba twice Archery and Morris Dancing. Today she is doing Egyptian dance. Here are some photos of Claire and Dizz taking part in Archery which wasn’t as ...

INSPIRE: Day 26 - To Infinity and Fris-beyond

May

26

 
It's day 26 of the challenge and in reality the BMEc team is pretty near to the Spire already, somehow slipping out of control and whirling to the the top like a frisbee gone mad - an over-eager, very...

Interview on BBC Radio 4's 'Thinking Allowed' on Islamophobia and anti-Semitism‏

May

23

 
I come in after about 13 mins: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b043xl9k Interview with Laurie Taylor on BBC Radio 4, 21st May 2014