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In August 2010 Durham University announced the offering of a module on Harry Potter in its BA Education degree. The course will become available from September 2011.

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IMCD to nominate new Supervisory Board members
ROTTERDAM, The Netherlands (December 18, 2015) - IMCD N.V. announces that Mrs Julia van Nauta Lemke - Pears and Mr Janus Smalbraak will be nominated for appointment as members of IMCD's Supervisory Board at the next Annual General Meeting of IMCD N.V. to be held on 12 May 2016

Bradford Networks and Khipu Networks Make BYOD Simple, Easy and Secure at Leading Educational Institutions Across the UK

IQE plc : Appointment of David Grant CBE as Senior Independent Director
Cardiff, UK. 18 September 2012: IQE plc (AIM: IQE, "IQE" or the "Group"), the leading global supplier of advanced semiconductor wafer products and wafer services to the semiconductor industry, announces the appointment of David Grant CBE, FREng, FLSW, CEng, FIET as a Non-Executive Director and as Senior Independent Director of the Group.

Online Video Industry Disruptor Kaltura Expands in Europe
Kaltura, developer of the first open source video platform (, announced today that it has appointed its former VP Strategy, Leah Belsky, as European General Manager, and is significantly increasing its European operations in order to meet rising demand for Kaltura's technology among media companies, universities and enterprises in the region.

John Aynsley Is First to Receive Accellera Systems Initiative Technical Excellence Award
DVCon -- Accellera Systems Initiative™ announced today that John Aynsley, a member of the IEEE 1666 SystemC™ Language Standard Working Group, is the first recipient of the Accellera Systems Initiative Technical Excellence Award

Royal Standard Announces New Board of Directors
Royal Standard Minerals Inc. (OTCBB: RYSMF) (the "Company" or "Royal Standard") announced that today it held an annual and special meeting of the shareholders (the "Meeting") at which the following persons were elected as directors of the Company: Paul G. Smith (Chairman), James B. Clancy, John Fitzgerald, Riyaz Lalani and Ken Strobbe

Gene involved in sperm-to-egg binding could be key to fertility in mammals
Researchers have discovered for the first time that the gene, which makes a protein called PDILT, enables sperm to bind to an egg, a process vital to fertilisation.

Kids who shout out in class perform better in tests
Impulsive children who cannot resist shouting out in class score higher in tests than their counterparts who appear to be better behaved and quiet, according to researchers.

Wild early life of today's biggest galaxies revealed
Most intense type of star-forming activity in the early Universe ultimately became the most massive galaxies in today's cosmos, a new study has suggested.

Learning to 'talk things through in head' may help autistic kids
A new research has suggested that teaching children with autism to 'talk things through in their head' may help them solve complex day-to-day tasks, which could increase the chances of independent, flexible living later in life.

Study finds British Film and Television industry discriminates against ethnic minorities, women
The British film and television production industry discriminates against ethnic minorities, women and middle class people, a latest research has revealed.

Potential drug therapy for premature aging in kids identified
Researchers led by Durham University have identified a potential drug therapy for a premature ageing disease that affects children causing them to age up to eight times faster than the usual rate.

World's largest telescope underway to spot aliens
British scientists have taken on the leading role in building critical scientific instruments for the world's biggest optical telescope worth 1 billion pounds which will hunt for life in other galaxies.

Scientists use high-tech 'recipe book' to create 'perfect plastic'
Researchers at the University of Leeds and Durham University have developed a new method for creating the 'perfect plastic' with specific uses and properties using a high-tech 'recipe book'.

Mandrill monkeys do 'pedicures' with twigs just like humans
Scientists have found that monkeys are capable of more advanced tool use than previously thought after watching a crude "pedicure" carried out by a mandrill at Chester Zoo.

Prolonged snowfall in Artic can lead to plants' death, say experts
Experts have warned that heavy and prolonged snowfall can bring about unexpected conditions that encourage fungal growth, leading to the death of plants in the Arctic.

Brain growth in babies liked to mothers' 'investment'
A new Durham University research has revealed that brain growth in babies is linked to the amount of time and energy mothers 'invest'.

Indonesian mud volcano 'likely to continue erupting for another 26 yrs'
Researchers have estimated that the world's largest mud volcano, which left 13,000 families homeless, is likely to continue erupting for another 26 years.

'Brit royals were 18th century medicinal cannibals and vampires'
A new book on medicinal cannibalism has revealed that possibly as recently as the end of the 18th century British royalty ate human flesh and drank blood as medicinal therapy.

Brit woman rower strips off with her five-man crew to break world record
A British athlete, who was the only woman on a five-man crew trying to break the record for crossing the Atlantic, shed all her inhibitions aside and joined her team-mates in stripping to heal blisters.

Jersey Finance Establishes Dedicated Business Development Team in India
Jersey Finance has established a dedicated business development team in India ahead of the official launch of its representative office in Mumbai this month (15th March). Business Development Representatives Kapil Dua, based in Delhi, and Jyoti Tathgur, based in Mumbai, will both report to Sean Costello, Jersey Finance Limited’s newly appointed Head of Business Development for India

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