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There are five major mass extinction events recognised in Earth’s history. The mass extinction that occurred at the boundary between the Permian and Triassic geological periods (approximately 250 million years ago) is thought to have been the biggest of these five events.
Geography lecturers from Oxford Brookes University have been awarded funding to carry out a research project investigating glacial movement on an active ice cap on an Ecuadorian volcano.
Recommendations by a sociology expert at Oxford Brookes University about shared parental leave and how much support fathers receive at work have formed part of a new report released by the Women and Equalities Committee this week (20 March).
Macaques appear to select stone tools to crack open oil palm nuts based on the size and strength of their own body, rather than the optimum weight and size of the stone, to make the process more efficient, new research involving Oxford Brookes University has found.
On the 22 January 2018, a showcase of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) research took place at Oxford Brookes University. Staff and students came together under the theme of Intersections and Connections to present new ideas, and to explore the wider impact of the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Tina Miller, Professor of Sociology at Oxford Brookes University is undertaking a new research project that will investigate women’s experiences of, and transition to, first-time motherhood.
Dr. Rico Isaacs, Reader in Politics at Oxford Brookes University, has released a book detailing how nations can be built using cinema as a medium (18 Feb). The book, Film and Identity in Kazakhstan: Soviet and post-Soviet culture, uses cinema as an analytical lens to identify four different interpretations of Kazakh nationhood and identity. It also demonstrates how cinema has emerged as a site of dissent against the Kazakh regime.
Hanna Rose BA (Hons) International Relations and Politics student has presented a talk in the Houses of Parliament, based on a poster she designed, as part of her third year dissertation. (Hanna pictured left with organiser Louise Bunce and fellow student Max Jones).
Edward Abel Smith graduated from Oxford Brookes University in 2013 with a degree in Sociology and Anthropology. He now manages the executive search function for Deloitte and published his first book in October 2017.
With over 30 years spent researching the rise and fall of the Modern Movement in architecture, particularly in Britain, Professor John Gold from Oxford Brookes University is now undertaking the final part of his research, capturing the movement’s legacy.