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Researchers reveal new species of primate from Africa’s Angolan rainforests

Researchers reveal new species of primate from Africa’s Angolan rainforests

An international team of researchers led by Oxford Brookes University has revealed a new species of primate in a paper published by the American Journal of Physical Anthropology.

Bringing the urgent plight of endangered primates to a mass audience

Bringing the urgent plight of endangered primates to a mass audience

In January 2017, a familiar voice was heard on national and international news outlets warning that many primates are entering the 11th hour before mass extinction.

Brookes Lecturer Awarded Research Grant

Brookes Lecturer Awarded Research Grant

Dr Tamsin Barber (Senior Lecturer in Sociology) has been awarded a Newton Mobility Grant with Dr Phuc Van Nguyen, Trung Vuong University, Vietnam, for the project: “New Labour Migrations Between Vietnam and the UK: Motivations, Journeys and Reflections”.

Brookes Undergraduate Research Success

Brookes Undergraduate Research Success

Three undergraduates from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences have had their research selected to represent Oxford Brookes at a national level. Additionally, Olena Zyelyentsova and Georgia Shortman have been invited to share their research at the Posters in Parliament conference in March 2017.

World’s experts on primate conservation call for urgent action to battle impending extinction crisis

World’s experts on primate conservation call for urgent action to battle impending extinction crisis

A recently published article co-authored by 31 internationally recognised experts on primate conservation, including four academics from three UK universities (Oxford Brookes University, Durham University and Liverpool John Moores University), has called for urgent action to protect the world’s dwindling primate populations.

PhD studentships now available for September 2017 start

PhD studentships now available for September 2017 start

Geography lecturer leads ground-breaking project that shines a light on fossil sunshine

Geography lecturer leads ground-breaking project that shines a light on fossil sunshine

Brookes’ lecturers to convene prestigious British Academy conference

Brookes’ lecturers to convene prestigious British Academy conference

An interdisciplinary group made up of teaching staff across the Department of Social Sciences will convene the first of the 2017 British Academy Conferences - an honour that recognises academic vision and leading-edge research from across the UK.

Defining conservation priorities in tropical and biodiversity rich countries

Defining conservation priorities in tropical and biodiversity rich countries

A lecturer in Human Geography at Oxford Brookes is part of a study making the case for conservation initiatives to be prioritised in Malaysia.

BBC2 to re-air award-winning slow loris documentary

BBC2 to re-air award-winning slow loris documentary

BBC2 will broadcast the award-winning Natural World documentary ‘Jungle Gremlins of Java’ on Saturday 5 November at 11.00am, about the under-threat slow loris primate.

Former Brookes PhD Student publishes new book on How Change Happens

Former Brookes PhD Student publishes new book on How Change Happens

Dr Duncan Green, a former PhD research student and current Senior Strategic Adviser at Oxfam, returned to Oxford Brookes to give a talk about his new book How Change Happens ahead of its publication

Brookes becomes first University in the UK to offer virtual reality tour

Brookes becomes first University in the UK to offer virtual reality tour

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Oxford Brookes University is using cutting-edge virtual reality technology to recruit new students.

Lecturer in International Relations made permanent member of Department of Social Sciences

Lecturer in International Relations made permanent member of Department of Social Sciences

Dr Maia Pal, lecturer in International Relations at Oxford Brookes University, has been made a permanent member of the teaching and research staff in the Department of Social Sciences.

Department of Social Sciences welcomes new lecturer in Politics

Department of Social Sciences welcomes new lecturer in Politics

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences are delighted to welcome Dr Jon Wheatley to the Department of Social Sciences as lecturer in Politics.

Brookes Biologist lends expertise to UK live science event

Brookes Biologist lends expertise to UK live science event

Dr Simon Underdown will be talking about human evolution at New Scientist’s first ever four-day live science event in London this week (22-25 September)

Oxford Brookes launches brand new Criminology course

Oxford Brookes launches brand new Criminology course

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences are pleased to announce the launch of a new undergraduate degree in Criminology.

Anna Nekaris Discusses Slow Loris Trade in Japan

Anna Nekaris Discusses Slow Loris Trade in Japan

Anna Nekaris Discusses Slow Loris Trade in Japan

First Year Students receive Ede and Ravenscroft Prize

First Year Students receive Ede and Ravenscroft Prize

Five students from across the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences have received prizes for outstanding academic achievement in their first year of studies.

Anthropology PhD students bring a Skeletal stall to the Science Bazaar

Anthropology PhD students bring a Skeletal stall to the Science Bazaar

Two Brookes’ PhD students ran a skeletal stall at the recent Brookes Science Bazaar on Saturday 5th July. Nikki Lamb and Sophie Edwards’ stall aimed to give children and parents an experience of handling skeletons.

Dr Simon Underdown receives Chartered Science Teacher Status

Dr Simon Underdown receives Chartered Science Teacher Status

Dr Simon Underdown has been awarded Chartered Science Teacher status (CSciTeach) by the Royal Society of Biology.

International Relations, Politics and Sociology annual postgraduate day proves to be a great success

International Relations, Politics and Sociology annual postgraduate day proves to be a great success

Leading Humanities and Social Sciences academics recognised in new research excellence awards

Leading Humanities and Social Sciences academics recognised in new research excellence awards

The Research Excellence Awards are a new initiative introduced by the University as part of Oxford Brookes’ commitment to supporting research-active academics.

Royal Anthropological Institute conference success for student society

Royal Anthropological Institute conference success for student society

Oxford Brookes lecturers to convene 2017 British Academy Conference

Oxford Brookes lecturers to convene 2017 British Academy Conference

Oxford Brookes University to host the 6th annual National Student Conference for the Royal Anthropological Institute!

Oxford Brookes University to host the 6th annual National Student Conference for the Royal Anthropological Institute!

PhD studentships now available for September 2016 start!

PhD studentships now available for September 2016 start!

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Oxford Brookes University is pleased to offer a number of full-time PhD Studentships across a range of subject areas for a September 2016 start.

Oxford Brookes named as one of the best young universities in the world

Oxford Brookes named as one of the best young universities in the world

Oxford Brookes University has been named in the Times Higher Education’s 150 Under 50 Rankings for the first time.

New! Fee-waiver scholarship now available for MA International Relations

New! Fee-waiver scholarship now available for MA International Relations

An annual MA International Relations (all pathways) Fee Waiver Scholarship is available to an international student with suitable academic credentials. This will cover 100% of the tuition fees(£13,620) and is open to international students intending to start their course in September 2016.

Fee-waiver scholarship now available for our MSc in Primate Conservation!

Fee-waiver scholarship now available for our MSc in Primate Conservation!

An annual MSc Primate Conservation Fee Waiver Scholarship is available to a student with suitable academic credentials who has significant experience working with any aspect of primate conservation in a country where non-human primates are native.

Sociology Lecturer receives funding award from the British Academy

Sociology Lecturer receives funding award from the British Academy

Dr Tamsin Barber, senior lecturer in Sociology, has been successful in receiving a grant from the British Academy for her project: Becoming East Asian: Race, Ethnicity and Youth Politics of Belonging in Superdiverse Britain (with Dr. Diana Yeh, City University, London).

Oxford Brookes to host workshop on 'Vulnerability and the Politics of Care'

Oxford Brookes to host workshop on 'Vulnerability and the Politics of Care'

On 21-22 January 2016 Oxford Brookes University will host a workshop on the topic 'Vulnerability and the Politics of Care'.

Applications for the Sasakawa postgraduate studentship in Japanese studies are now open!

Applications for the Sasakawa postgraduate studentship in Japanese studies are now open!

The Department of Social Sciences, Oxford Brookes University is pleased to invite applications for the Sasakawa Postgraduate Studentship in Japanese studies, made possible through the generosity of The Nippon Foundation and the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.

Elites, Legality and Inequalities of Power: State Capture in Comparative Perspective

Elites, Legality and Inequalities of Power: State Capture in Comparative Perspective

Anthropology lecturer to present research at 2015 Caring Matters Conference

Anthropology lecturer to present research at 2015 Caring Matters Conference

Senior lecturer in anthropology, Jason Danely, will be running a workshop about his research on family-provisioned care in Japan at the Caring Matters Conference.

Oxford Brookes lecturer acts as guest editor for sociology journal

Oxford Brookes lecturer acts as guest editor for sociology journal

Oxford Brookes sociology lecturer Professor Tina Miller has guest edited a special issue of the journal 'Families, Relationships and Societies' alongside Professor Esther Dermott (Bristol University), which is now available online.

PhD studentships of up to £14,000 a year available now for January 2016 start

PhD studentships of up to £14,000 a year available now for January 2016 start

To mark its 150th Anniversary, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Oxford Brookes University, is pleased to offer a number of full-time PhD Studentships across a range of subject areas in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, starting in January 2016.

Oxford Brookes Anthropologist receives Early Career award from the Enhancing Life Project

Oxford Brookes Anthropologist receives Early Career award from the Enhancing Life Project

Senior Lecturer in Anthropology, Jason Danely, was one of only twenty scholars from around the world to receive a two-year $50,000 Early Career award from the Enhancing Life Project, a collaborative research group funded by the John Templeton Foundation in collaboration with the University of Chicago and Ruhr University, Bochum.

Geography academic to feature on BBC4’s Oak Tree

Geography academic to feature on BBC4’s Oak Tree

An Oxford Brookes academic will feature in the BBC 4 programme, ’Oak Tree: Nature’s Greatest Survivor’ due to be aired at 9pm on Thursday 1 October on BBC 4.

Professor showcases research in week-long feature on BBC Oxford

Professor showcases research in week-long feature on BBC Oxford

Tina Miller, Professor in Sociology at Oxford Brookes University will be taking part in a series of short radio features all next week on BBC Oxford to highlight her research into managing modern family lives (21-25 September).

Professor showcases research in week-long feature on BBC Oxford

Professor showcases research in week-long feature on BBC Oxford

Tina Miller, Professor in Sociology at Oxford Brookes University will be taking part in a series of short radio features all this week (21-25 September) on BBC Oxford to highlight her research into managing modern family lives.

Rare footage of young orangutan and gibbon’s playtime captured by Oxford Brookes postgraduate student

Rare footage of young orangutan and gibbon’s playtime captured by Oxford Brookes postgraduate student

Rare video footage of a young wild orangutan and gibbon playing together has been captured by an Oxford Brookes postgraduate student. The two youngsters can be seen enthusiastically tickling, wrestling and chasing each other in the canopy of the rainforest.

Slow Loris expert steps up to the Lush Soapbox

Slow Loris expert steps up to the Lush Soapbox

An Oxford Brookes University researcher in primate conservation will be hosting a Lush Soapbox talk at Lush’s new flagship store on Oxford Street, London.

Research finds honey is a sweet treat for chimps during food droughts

Research finds honey is a sweet treat for chimps during food droughts

New research by an Oxford Brookes academic has found that wild chimpanzees eat honey from wild beehives as a ‘fallback food’ during lean months when forest fruit is in short supply.

International Relations, Politics and Sociology Programme hosts Tenth Annual Postgraduate Day

International Relations, Politics and Sociology Programme hosts Tenth Annual Postgraduate Day

Wild chimpanzees drink alcohol using leafy tools, research finds

Wild chimpanzees drink alcohol using leafy tools, research finds

Research by an Oxford Brookes academic and a team of international scientists has found that chimpanzees drink alcohol using leafy drinking vessels.

Brookes research finds modern humans gave fatal diseases to Neanderthals

Brookes research finds modern humans gave fatal diseases to Neanderthals

The dominant theories surrounding the decline of the Neanderthals has been challenged by new research which suggests that rather than modern humans and environmental changes, it was actually infectious diseases which modern humans brought with them that may have caused their demise.

Lemur Conservation Network launch

Lemur Conservation Network launch

Turkey’s changing role in in the New Middle East

Turkey’s changing role in in the New Middle East

Celebration of newly published authors in Humanities and Social Sciences

Celebration of newly published authors in Humanities and Social Sciences

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences recently celebrated the launch of six new publications across various subjects.

Human-Primate Interactions specialism at Brookes showcased by BBC Earth

Human-Primate Interactions specialism at Brookes showcased by BBC Earth

Dr Kimberley Hockings’ research on chimpanzees living in human-impacted habitats has been discussed in a fascinating piece published this week on the BBC’s Earth website.

Wildlife Trade on the Internet

Wildlife Trade on the Internet

The illegal trade in wildlife, including parts of tigers or ivory, continues to thrive on the Internet.

Geography lecturer reveals 10,000 years of climate change in Oxfordshire

Geography lecturer reveals 10,000 years of climate change in Oxfordshire

PhD studentships of up to £14,000 a year available now for January 2015 start

PhD studentships of up to £14,000 a year available now for January 2015 start

A range of research studentships are now open to applications in ten subject areas across the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. The closing date for applications is 24 November 2014 and successful applicants will begin their studies in January 2015.

Social Sciences Senior Lecturer awarded prestigious EU funding for PhD studentship

Social Sciences Senior Lecturer awarded prestigious EU funding for PhD studentship

Dr Rico Isaacs, Senior Lecturer for the Department of Social Sciences has been granted part of a €3.81M funding award from the EU’s prestigious 2020 Horizon project.

Research degree funding on your mind?

Research degree funding on your mind?

The International Relations, Politics and Sociology programme held its Ninth Annual Postgraduate Day on 13 June 2014

The International Relations, Politics and Sociology programme held its Ninth Annual Postgraduate Day on 13 June 2014

This was another stimulating and enjoyable event, which for the first time was held in the University’s new John Henry Brookes Building.

MSc Primate Conservation student publishes her research in local African newspaper

MSc Primate Conservation student publishes her research in local African newspaper

Joselyn Mormile, a student on the MSc Primate Conservation course, has been researching human-baboon interaction in South Africa for her dissertation.

British Academy fellowship given to sociology academic

British Academy fellowship given to sociology academic

Tina Miller, Professor of Sociology, has been awarded one of only 38 British Academy Mid-Career Fellowships to support research during the next academic year.

Humanities and Social Sciences Research Students' Conference Held at Brookes

Humanities and Social Sciences Research Students' Conference Held at Brookes

Senior Lecturer briefs Minister on relations with Russia

Senior Lecturer briefs Minister on relations with Russia

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences picks up two awards at Brookes Union Teaching Awards

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences picks up two awards at Brookes Union Teaching Awards

The Faculty had two winners on the night, each receiving a beautiful glass trophy. Dr Ian Holgate won Best Single Learning Experience for a fantastic and "inspirational" visit he organised for Art History students to the Tate Britain and Tate Modern.

Oxford Brookes planning major OutBurst in May

Oxford Brookes planning major OutBurst in May

This May, OutBurst, the Oxford Brookes festival at Pegasus Theatre, showcases cutting-edge research and expertise from right across the University in a variety of stimulating and fun events.

OBAH hosts introductory short course into Human Osteology

OBAH hosts introductory short course into Human Osteology

Major OutBurst planned for May

Major OutBurst planned for May

Oxford Brookes’ annual festival at Pegasus Theatre, this year entitled OutBurst, is again set to thrill audiences with cutting-edge research showcases and events.

Theories of Globalization Workshop

Theories of Globalization Workshop

Panelists reflected on the book’s contribution to global studies and research on the global.

Essay Competition: Can social sciences save lives?

Essay Competition: Can social sciences save lives?

Brookes expert Sarah Whitmore on BBC evening news; “Ukraine unlikely to break-up”

Brookes expert Sarah Whitmore on BBC evening news; “Ukraine unlikely to break-up”

Brookes Japanese Lecturer to feature on BBC Radio 4’s landmark film programme

Brookes Japanese Lecturer to feature on BBC Radio 4’s landmark film programme

Horse meat Scandal: First past the post(er)

Horse meat Scandal: First past the post(er)

Can Madagascar's lemurs be spared from extinction?

Can Madagascar's lemurs be spared from extinction?

An emergency action plan, co-authored by a Oxford Brookes University lecturer, is aiming to help save the lemurs of Madagascar in the middle of the country's current political and economic crisis.

First ever lecture in the New JHB lecture theatre

First ever lecture in the New JHB lecture theatre

Dr Lucy Ford, Senior Lecturer in International Relations for the Department of Social Sciences, delivered the first ever lecture in the John Henry Brookes Building’s landmark ‘floating’ lecture theatre this morning.

Can Madagascar's lemurs be spared from extinction?

Can Madagascar's lemurs be spared from extinction?

An emergency action plan, co-authored by a Oxford Brookes University lecturer, is aiming to help save the lemurs of Madagascar in the middle of the country's current political and economic crisis.

Brookes' Expert on current Ukraine Crisis

Brookes' Expert on current Ukraine Crisis

Internet security and Big Data considered by panel of experts during seminar hosted by Oxford Brookes University

Internet security and Big Data considered by panel of experts during seminar hosted by Oxford Brookes University

In the third of a series of three seminars on ‘Networks and Society’ organised by Brunel University and the Centre for Global Politics, Economy and Society at Oxford Brookes University, the theme was ‘Data-bases and surveillance’.

Thousands of pieces of ivory found for sale

Thousands of pieces of ivory found for sale

A team from Oxford Brookes and the wildlife trade monitoring network TRAFFIC have found more than 3300 pieces of ivory and close to 50 raw ivory elephant tusks openly for sale in Mong La, a town on the Myanmar side of the country’s border with China.

Senior Lecturer in Politics, Sarah Whitmore, publishes article about the political situation in Ukraine

Senior Lecturer in Politics, Sarah Whitmore, publishes article about the political situation in Ukraine

Swedish funding for Oxford Fatherhood network

Swedish funding for Oxford Fatherhood network

The Oxford Fatherhood network established by Professor Tina Miller following a dissemination event as part of a British Academy award has been awarded funding of just over 29,000 Euros (£25,000) by a Swedish funding organization RIKSBANKENS JUBILEUMSFOND.

Dr Wes Fraser publishes article on changes in spore chemistry and appearance with increasing maturity

Dr Wes Fraser publishes article on changes in spore chemistry and appearance with increasing maturity

Oxford Brookes academics contribute heavily to recently published Anthropology book

Oxford Brookes academics contribute heavily to recently published Anthropology book

Something Fishy at Durham Cathedral

Something Fishy at Durham Cathedral

Baroness D'Souza, the Lord Speaker of the House of Lords, had a Q&A session with students

Baroness D'Souza, the Lord Speaker of the House of Lords, had a Q&A session with students

Professor Tina Miller publishes paper on father's involvment in parental leave

Professor Tina Miller publishes paper on father's involvment in parental leave

Professor Barrie Axford to give keynote address about the digital revolution and global society

Professor Barrie Axford to give keynote address about the digital revolution and global society

Adrian Parker describes new evidence of Neolithic hunters

Adrian Parker describes new evidence of Neolithic hunters

‘Cute’ slow loris victim of own internet stardom

‘Cute’ slow loris victim of own internet stardom

The results of new research published in scientific journal Plos One show that unwitting watchers of YouTube videos are indirectly responsible for the demise of one of the world’s rarest primates, the slow loris.

Establishing a chronology for Late Holocene climate and environmental change from Mleiha, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Establishing a chronology for Late Holocene climate and environmental change from Mleiha, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Zooarchaeological research at Rubayqa and Ruwaydah, northern Qatar

Zooarchaeological research at Rubayqa and Ruwaydah, northern Qatar

Dr Hannah Russ awarded research funds from Emirates Natural History Group

Dr Hannah Russ awarded research funds from Emirates Natural History Group

Dr Hannah Russ to contribute to the Oxford Handbook of Zooarchaeology

Dr Hannah Russ to contribute to the Oxford Handbook of Zooarchaeology

Dr Hannah Russ to present findings at 46th Seminar for Arabian Studies in London

Dr Hannah Russ to present findings at 46th Seminar for Arabian Studies in London

Professor Adrian Parker contributes to new edition of Global Environments through the Quaternary

Professor Adrian Parker contributes to new edition of Global Environments through the Quaternary

Professor Adrian Parker awarded two research grants for work in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

Professor Adrian Parker awarded two research grants for work in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

OBAH's Dr Mike Morley presented research at annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology

OBAH's Dr Mike Morley presented research at annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology

The International Relations, Politics and Sociology Programme hold eighth annual postgraduate day

The International Relations, Politics and Sociology Programme hold eighth annual postgraduate day

HOPE researchers present paper at confence in Berlin

HOPE researchers present paper at confence in Berlin

HOPE PhD researcher, Zoe Robinson, wins scholarship for fieldwork campaign

HOPE PhD researcher, Zoe Robinson, wins scholarship for fieldwork campaign

Faculty hosts first research student conference with a full programme of speakers and breakout sessions

Faculty hosts first research student conference with a full programme of speakers and breakout sessions

Professor Barrie Axford to be international reviewer for Hawaii International Conference on Information and System Sciences

Professor Barrie Axford to be international reviewer for Hawaii International Conference on Information and System Sciences

HSS Undergraduate Research Conference

HSS Undergraduate Research Conference

500,000 years of solar irradiance, climate and vegetation changes

500,000 years of solar irradiance, climate and vegetation changes

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