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Will computers replace composers?

Dr Thor Magnusson, senior lecturer in Music, describes how digital technologies are transforming our experience of music.

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Is a low-carbon economy really possible?

Peter Newell, professor of International Relations, says new alliances will help governments and businesses to adopt low-carbon energy systems.

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Why migration deterrents don’t work

Higher walls just means longer ladders, says Professor Mike Collyer at the Sussex Centre for Migration Research.

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Islam has been part of our culture for 400 years

Matthew Dimmock, professor of Early Modern Studies, says the Quran was a best-seller in 17th-century England.

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Why fuel poverty is an issue as urgent as climate change

Dr Mari Martiskainen, Sussex Energy Group research fellow, says tens of thousands die in England every winter because they cannot afford to heat their homes.

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What do we really mean when we say ‘please’?

Dr Lynne Murphy, reader in Linguistics, unpicks the niceties of English and American politeness.

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How to get women out of the 'velvet ghetto'

Louise Morley, professor of Education, says the key to encouraging more women into leadership roles is catching them early.

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What makes work meaningful – or meaningless?

Katie Bailey, professor of Management, says giving employees a sense of self-worth can make all the difference.

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Why are social workers scapegoated?

Gillian Ruch, professor of Social Work, explains why it’s necessary to shine a light on society’s uncomfortable truths.

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What will happen to the Special Relationship?

In the wake of recent political changes, Clive Webb, professor of Modern American History, assesses whether the UK and the US will remain best buddies.

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What next for touchscreen technology?

Alan Dalton, professor of Experimental Physics, describes how silver nanowires could be used to create bigger and more flexible touchscreens.

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