From English sparkling wine to digital protests in China

In the latest in a series of opinion pieces Drs Sarah Robinson and Elke Weik from the School of Management have written an article for the Management is Too Important Not to Debate blog discussing what makes English sparkling wine so special.

Stephanie Gordon, a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Department of Politics and International Relations, has written an article for The Conversation discussing how in mainland China, dissent and protest do not always gather momentum on the streets and often instead start on the web.

Dr Karen Molyneux from the IgA Nephropathy Research Group at the University has contributed a guest article to Kidney Research UK's website about her involvement in the charity and her research into kidney disease.

You can discover other thought-provoking pieces by Leicester academics on The Conversation.

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