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History/Archeology - Literature/Linguistics
21.11.2017
Literature/Linguistics - Administration/Government
08.11.2017
Literature/Linguistics - History/Archeology
08.11.2017
Archaeologists uncover rare 2,000-year-old sundial during Roman theatre excavation
Archaeologists uncover rare 2,000-year-old sundial during Roman theatre excavation
A 2,000-year-old intact and inscribed sundial - one of only a handful known to have survived - has been recovered during the excavation of a roofed theatre in the Roman town of Interamna Lirenas, near Monte Cassino, in Italy.
Literature/Linguistics
07.11.2017
New education project focuses on multilingualism in the UK
Baroness Jean Coussins, Chair of the APPG on Modern Languages, delivers a keynote at the launch event for our new Family Language Policy research project.
Literature/Linguistics
06.11.2017
Literature/Linguistics - Religions
06.11.2017
Analysing new John Donne manuscript
King's academic analyses newly discovered John Donne manuscript A handwritten manuscript of a satirical social commentary on Jacobean England by the young John Donne has been found buried amongst hundreds of fragments of documents in a tin trunk at Westminster Abbey.
Religions - Literature/Linguistics
27.10.2017
The Reformation is remembered
The Reformation is remembered
The Reformation is famously traced to an event that took place in Germany 500 years ago and reverberated across Europe.
Literature/Linguistics - History/Archeology
26.10.2017
The man who tried to read all the books in the world
The man who tried to read all the books in the world
One man's quest to create a library of everything, 500 years before Google Books was conceived, foreshadowed the challenges of 'big data' and our reliance on search algorithms to make sense of it all.
Literature/Linguistics - Administration/Government
26.10.2017
Finding the UK's favourite nature book
Finding the UK’s favourite nature book
Finding the UK's favourite nature book Which nature book is a real favourite? Or maybe inspired a life-long love of wildlife? The diversity and influence of nature writing has never been so great and
Literature/Linguistics
22.10.2017
Step inside the mind of the young Stephen Hawking as his PhD thesis goes online for first time
Step inside the mind of the young Stephen Hawking as his PhD thesis goes online for first time
Stephen Hawking's PhD thesis, ' Properties of expanding universes' , has been made freely available to anyone, anywhere in the world after being made accessible via the University of Cambridge's Open Access repository, Apollo.
Literature/Linguistics - Arts and Design
18.10.2017
Work made collaboratively with Falklands War veterans comes to Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts
Work made collaboratively with Falklands War veterans comes to Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts
Work made collaboratively with Falklands War veterans comes to Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts In a collaboratively created work with both British and Argentinian veterans from the Falkland
Literature/Linguistics - History/Archeology
18.10.2017
Is it better to remember or forget? New seminar series launches on Friday
In a free, public event, the Sierra Leone-British novelist and journalist Aminatta Forna will discuss her search for the truth about the death of her father, and explore questions about commemoration.
Arts and Design - Literature/Linguistics
11.10.2017
Rare Robert Burns collection in Braille presented to University of Glasgow
A rare Braille collection of the complete works of Robert Burns will today (Wednesday 11 October 2017) be presented to the University of Glasgow by Joan Muir, from Kilwinning in Ayrshire, who had gifted them earlier to the local Irvine Burns Club.
Literature/Linguistics
02.10.2017
In pictures: Highlights from the Curiosity Carnival
Thousands of people turned out for the Curiosity Carnival - Oxford's biggest ever public engagement event - on Friday.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Literature/Linguistics
01.10.2017
Into the woods with Shakespeare
Into the woods with Shakespeare
The Shakespearean Forest reimagines the real forests that our greatest playwright evoked in his works. The final book of renowned scholar, Anne Barton, it explores the changeable and sometimes sinister presence of the forest in literature and culture.
Literature/Linguistics
29.09.2017
Literature/Linguistics
29.09.2017
Event - Literature/Linguistics
26.09.2017
Literature/Linguistics - Religions
26.09.2017
Guided walks through literary London
Guided walks through literary London
London's literature has been shaped by generations of migrant writers. This autumn, join literary historian Dr Nadia Valman of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), for a series of new guided walks
Literature/Linguistics
25.09.2017
History/Archeology - Literature/Linguistics
21.09.2017
Hidden history of sociable reading in 18th century homes
Abigail Williams, a Professor in the English Faculty and Fellow at St Peter's College, has written The Social Life of Books: Reading Together in the Eighteenth-Century Home .
Arts and Design - Literature/Linguistics
20.09.2017
Literature/Linguistics - Life Sciences
19.09.2017
History/Archeology - Literature/Linguistics
18.09.2017
Major History Series launched by the University of Glasgow
Scotland's leading historians and archivists will take part in a major history series at the University of Glasgow which begins on Tuesday 19 September 2017.
Literature/Linguistics - History/Archeology
15.09.2017
100 Years of Russian Studies at the University of Glasgow
100 years ago the Department of Russian Studies opened at the University of Glasgow and today is the beginning of celebrations and events to mark this anniversary.
Mathematics - Literature/Linguistics
14.09.2017
Earliest recorded use of zero is centuries older than first thought
The concept and associated value of the mathematical symbol 'zero' is used the world over as a fundamental numerical pillar. However, its origin has until now been one of the field's greatest conundrums. Scientists from the University of Oxford's Bodleian Libraries, have used carbon dating to trace the figure's origins to the famous ancient Indian scroll, the Bakhshali manuscript.
Literature/Linguistics
09.09.2017
Theatre project boosts peer support for young people with asthma
Theatre project boosts peer support for young people with asthma
An innovative theatre project and a game app have been presented by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) researchers at the British Science Festival as new ways to help teenagers with asthma.
Arts and Design - Literature/Linguistics
06.09.2017
Music strikes a chord with great writers
Music strikes a chord with great writers
Music is identified as a key influence on great poets and novelists of the past century in a landmark book by Professor Dominic Wyse (UCL Institute of Education).
Literature/Linguistics
01.09.2017
Collected Words: From the Literary Collections at the University of Nottingham
A new exhibition will showcase the work of Nottinghamshire writers and the treasures that can be found in the historic collections of local literature lovers.
Literature/Linguistics
31.08.2017
Food for thought as festival brings research to life
Food for thought as festival brings research to life
Members of the public are invited to experience community research first-hand at a special festival taking place on 14 September.
History/Archeology - Literature/Linguistics
30.08.2017
Where London's east meets west: A new history of Bloomsbury
Where London’s east meets west: A new history of Bloomsbury
Famed for its world-class universities, rich literary heritage, and wealth of museums, Bloomsbury has long been at the centre of London's intellectual and cultural life.
Literature/Linguistics - History/Archeology
29.08.2017
Poet, activist, bird watcher: exploring John Clare as nature writer
Poet, activist, bird watcher: exploring John Clare as nature writer
At a symposium next month (15 September 2017) academics, artists and ornithologists will share their responses to the work of 19th-century poet John Clare, whose patient and accurate observations of birds in field and hedgerow continue to astonish and inspire.
Literature/Linguistics - Arts and Design
24.08.2017
People's Palace Projects develop artistic exchange programme with Brazil's indigenous Xingu community
People’s Palace Projects develop artistic exchange programme with Brazil’s indigenous Xingu community
According to the indigenous Kuikuro people in Brazil, artists are itseke, powerful spirits of invisible knowledge.
Literature/Linguistics
03.08.2017
New poetry collection captures the beauty of home and abroad
New poetry collection captures the beauty of home and abroad
‘Cheesecloth mists', rain ‘that hissed like steak or fish in a skillet', and the ‘haze of dust and heat-wavering roads' of South Africa….
Literature/Linguistics - Careers/Employment
03.08.2017
UCL boosts recognition of and access to sign language
UCL boosts recognition of and access to sign language
UCL, the only UK university with a Modern Foreign Language (MFL) requirement for all UK undergraduates, has set a precedent by recognising British Sign Language (BSL) as a 'foreign' language option - a move it hopes will increase awareness of and access to BSL.
Arts and Design - Literature/Linguistics
01.08.2017
Edinburgh Festival date for Lancaster Professor
Edinburgh Festival date for Lancaster Professor
A Lancaster University professor has co-authored and co-directed a new piece of theatre which has been selected by the British Council Showcase for this year's Edinburgh Festival.
Business/Economics - Literature/Linguistics
26.07.2017
Head of the School of Welsh steps down
After more than 20 years as Head of School, Professor Sioned Davies is stepping down from her post in the School of Welsh.
Literature/Linguistics - Event
21.07.2017
Event - Literature/Linguistics
21.07.2017
Literature/Linguistics
20.07.2017
Many cities, many voices
P eople from around the UK will tell their stories about summertime in a new piece of multilingual theatre, developed as part of interdisciplinary research from the Universities of Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds and London (Birkbeck and UCL).
Literature/Linguistics - Administration/Government
18.07.2017
"Taking steps towards independent academic work was daunting, but I was glad to be involved"
"Taking steps towards independent academic work was daunting, but I was glad to be involved" Matt, 23, graduates this summer with a first in English, and has been chosen as joint winner of the School
Literature/Linguistics - History/Archeology
14.07.2017
King and Queen of Spain visit Oxford
His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain and Her Majesty Queen Letizia today saw Oxford University's close academic and cultural links with Spain.
Literature/Linguistics - Arts and Design
13.07.2017
QMUL's Department of Drama uses performance to support young people in care
QMUL’s Department of Drama uses performance to support young people in care
A performance and theatre project from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), explores the narrative of young people in care and helps them turn their experiences into theatre.
History/Archeology - Literature/Linguistics
12.07.2017
The Water Poet on Wales in the wake of England’s Civil War
A new Cardiff University research project seeks to shed light on a unique historical travel writer and poet who journeyed around Wales in the summer of 1652.
History/Archeology - Literature/Linguistics
11.07.2017
Historian publishes first biography of the ‘most-wanted' revolutionary in Tsarist Russia
Historian publishes first biography of the ‘most-wanted’ revolutionary in Tsarist Russia
A historian at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) has published the first biography of Vladimir Burtsev, the ‘most-wanted' revolutionary in Tsarist Russia.
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