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13.11.2017
American and British English - it's all rather fascinating
American and British English - it’s all rather fascinating
It's pretty clear gradable adverbs - words like rather, quite and really - are on the decline on both sides of the Atlantic together with fixed phrases - such as ‘more or less', ‘two or three' and ‘for the most part'.
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 - Administration/Government
31.10.2017
New initiative by religious groups provides safe passage to vulnerable refugees
New initiative by religious groups provides safe passage to vulnerable refugees
New initiative by religious groups provides safe passage to vulnerable refugees Academics at the University of Sussex today release a policy briefing on Humanitarian Corridors - a new way of helping vulnerable refugees that is gaining momentum in Europe.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Religions
31.10.2017
Astronomy - Religions
30.10.2017
Oldest recorded solar eclipse helps date the Egyptian pharaohs
Oldest recorded solar eclipse helps date the Egyptian pharaohs
Researchers have pinpointed the date of what could be the oldest solar eclipse yet recorded.
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.
Religions - History/Archeology
24.10.2017
Animating objects: what material culture can tell us about domestic devotions
Animating objects: what material culture can tell us about domestic devotions
Rustic figurines of a resigned-looking Virgin clutching her child may have no obvious literary or artistic merit to us today.
Religions
23.10.2017
How to ensure volunteers fill the holiday hunger gap
How to ensure volunteers fill the holiday hunger gap
With up to 3.2 million children facing the prospect of not having enough food to eat during half term, new research has highlighted the importance of volunteers in filling the 'holiday hunger' gap. Stephanie Denning, a researcher at the University of Bristol, joined forces with the charity MakeLunch to understand how Christian church groups are responding to the growing problem, and how best to ensure volunteers remain engaged.
Philosophy - Religions
17.10.2017
Christian Perspectives on Death and Dying
End-of-life decision-making is becoming more complex with advances in medical technologies - and many of us will die without the ability to make those decisions for ourselves at the time.
Law/Forensics - Religions
17.10.2017
New Hate Crime Act is needed to address vast 'justice gap', says major Sussex study
New Hate Crime Act is needed to address vast ’justice gap’, says major Sussex study
New Hate Crime Act is needed to address vast 'justice gap', says major Sussex study The law on hate crime needs to change, say academics at the University of Sussex, following the publication of a 24-month empirical study. Only four percent of an estimated 110,000 hate crime offences reported to the police result in a conviction and a declared ‘sentence uplift' under hate crime legislation.
Religions - History/Archeology
11.10.2017
A window into convent life in early modern Europe
A window into convent life in early modern Europe
In 1598, the first English convent was established in Brussels by a group of women who chose to flee an increasingly anti-Catholic England to follow the religious life.
Administration/Government - Religions
28.09.2017
The Opening of Year Service 2017
The Opening of Year Service took place, yesterday, Wednesday 27 September 2017 at 13.10 in the university's Chapel on the Strand Campus.
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
Physics/Materials Science - Religions
22.09.2017
Revealing the personal side of the atomic scientist who changed the world
Revealing the personal side of the atomic scientist who changed the world
War diaries, scrapbooks, letters and photographs belonging to Sir John Cockroft, Nobel Prize winner and one of the most influential scientists of the modern era, will today be placed in the care of the Churchill Archives Centre.
History/Archeology - Religions
15.08.2017
Luther’s posting of the 95 Theses - did it actually happen?
Martin Luther's posting of the 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg on 31 October 1517, what the Germans call the Thesenanschlang, is one of the most famous events of Western history.
Religions - History/Archeology
10.08.2017
August: early Portuguese churches | News | University of Bristol
August: early Portuguese churches | News | University of Bristol
A team of archaeologists from the University of Bristol and Zayed University (Abu Dhabi) have uncovered the foundations of two seventeenth century Portuguese churches on the East African island of Zanzibar. The Portuguese controlled the East African coast between 1500 and 1698. Information about Portuguese missionary activity in the region is limited, and these findings will help understand the long period of conflict between Christians and Muslims in the Western Indian Ocean during this period.
Religions - History/Archeology
29.06.2017
‘France's Samuel Pepys' is elevated from the footnotes of history
‘France’s Samuel Pepys’ is elevated from the footnotes of history
The journals and scrapbooks of Pierre de L'Estoile have for generations provided a vivid picture of France in a time of religious upheaval.
Religions
23.06.2017
The religious lives of international seafarers
The religious and spiritual experiences of seafarers, and ministry amongst port chaplains, will be explored in a new project by Cardiff University's Seafarers International Research Centre (SIRC).
Religions
21.06.2017
Responses to terror attacks helping to fuel Islamophobia
The recent string of terrorist attacks across Europe has led to a spike in Islamophobic acts, from daily harassment to the horrific event this week in Finsbury Park. Yet while extreme acts of Islamophobia are generally denounced by political actors and the media, a new study suggests that more insidious forms of Islamophobia, couched in liberal terms, are helping normalise such forms of racism in society.
Religions
20.06.2017
Responses to terror attacks helping to fuel Islamophobia in society
The recent string of terrorist attacks across Europe has led to a spike in Islamophobic acts, from daily harassment to the horrific event this week in Finsbury Park. Yet while extreme acts of Islamophobia are generally denounced by political actors and the media, a new study suggests that more insidious forms of Islamophobia, couched in liberal terms, are helping normalise such forms of racism in society.
History/Archeology - Religions
14.06.2017
Hebridean Norsemen
A new exhibition featuring archaeological artefacts from Cardiff University excavations tells the story of the Norse period in the Outer Hebrides from the first arrival of the raiding Vikings to their settlement on the islands.
Religions - History/Archeology
13.06.2017
The Longing of Belonging: African photography on show at MAA
The Longing of Belonging: African photography on show at MAA
A photography exhibition capturing the black South African Zionist community ‚?- the most popular religious denomination in the country ‚?- opens at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (MAA) today.
Religions - History/Archeology
18.05.2017
The last Muslim King in Spain
The last Muslim King in Spain
The history, myths and legends surrounding the last Muslim ruler in Spain - whose surrender ended seven centuries of Islam at the heart of Western Europe - is the subject of a new book and Hay Festival appearance by Cambridge academic Elizabeth Drayson.
History/Archeology - Religions
27.04.2017
Discarded History exhibition lifts the lid on 1,000 years of medieval history
Treasures from the world's largest and most important collection of medieval Jewish manuscripts - chronicling 1,000 years of history in Old Cairo - have gone on display in Cambridge today for a six-month-long exhibition at Cambridge University Library.
Religions - Life Sciences
04.04.2017
Business/Economics - Religions
22.03.2017
Opinion: A rattled Saudi Arabia pivots for support to South-East Asia
Opinion: A rattled Saudi Arabia pivots for support to South-East Asia
Saudi Arabia is seeking to strengthen its commercial links with South-east's fast-growing economies. What makes this such an attractive offer - and are there any downsides' asks†Babak Mohammadzadeh†(Politics and International Studies) writing for The Conversation.
Administration/Government - Religions
16.03.2017
Oxford marks tenth anniversary of European Research Council
The Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University, Professor Louise Richardson, and the heads of 38 colleges and Permanent Private Halls have signed a letter to the Times arguing for the rights of EU citizens from outside the UK now living here to remain after Brexit.
Religions - History/Archeology
03.03.2017
Viceroy's House is very watchable - but its account of Indian independence is limited
Viceroy’s House is very watchable - but its account of Indian independence is limited
Dr Ashvin Immanuel Devasundaram, Lecturer in World Cinema, Queen Mary University of London, reviews Gurinder Chadha's latest film: Viceroy's House.
Religions - Business/Economics
18.02.2017
Shrinking territory contributes to significant drop in ISIS funding
Islamic State's income has more than halved since 2014, due to its shrinking territory in Syria and Iraq and subsequent losses of significant sources of revenue, according to a collaborative new study by the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR) at King's College London and EY.
History/Archeology - Religions
14.02.2017
Valentines Day 2017: Why we give chocolates on 14 February
Food historian Professor Rebecca Earle of the University of Warwick History department maps how chocolate became a Valentine's Day staple.
Religions - Social Sciences
08.02.2017
The Bible as a weapon of war
The Bible as a weapon of war
How do former Lord's Resistance Army soldiers - men,†women†and children†who have used the Bible as a weapon of war - learn to reread the scriptures once they return home? This is the puzzle facing researchers from†Uganda and Cambridge.
Religions - Literature/Linguistics
03.02.2017
Hearing voices and spirituality
Hearing voices and spirituality
Although voice-hearing is often associated with severe mental illness, it can be an important aspect of people's religious or spiritual life.
Social Sciences - Religions
26.01.2017
Anthropologist explores the use of Minecraft in education
Anthropologist explores the use of Minecraft in education
Anthropologist explores the use of Minecraft in education Studying for an MA in Anthropology has inspired 24 year-old Patrick Smith to explore how the cult computer game Minecraft is educating children.
History/Archeology - Religions
26.01.2017
Dr Michael Scott presents Sicily: Wonder of the Mediterranean
Hot on the heels of his latest BBC series Invisible Cities Dr Michael Scott Associate Professor in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Warwick presents Sicily: Wonder of the Mediterranean starting on BBC Two at 9pm from the 31 January 2017.
Literature/Linguistics - Religions
25.01.2017
Social Sciences - Religions
16.01.2017
Releasing a better version of me: the power of education in prison to change lives
Releasing a better version of me: the power of education in prison to change lives
A pioneering project to teach university students alongside prisoners, so that they learn from each other, has proved remarkably successful.
Social Sciences - Religions
13.01.2017
Releasing a better version of me: the power of education to change all our lives
Releasing a better version of me: the power of education to change all our lives
A pioneering project to teach university students alongside prisoners, so that they learn from each other, has proved remarkably successful.
Religions - Arts and Design
19.12.2016
Ground-breaking digital biblical image project launched
Ground-breaking digital biblical image project launched A ground-breaking project of the largest ever online commentary on the Bible through visual images is to be launched by King's College London, following a donation.
History/Archeology - Religions
05.12.2016
Govan’s Viking history comes to life for a group of local P4 pupils
Take a group of Primary 4 pupils from Govan, many of whom know little about its history, and immerse them in tales of Viking invasions and ancient Briton kingdoms.
Religions - Politics
22.11.2016
Opinion: Urban activists are forging diverse communities in a divided Europe - here's how
Opinion: Urban activists are forging diverse communities in a divided Europe - here’s how
Shana Cohen and colleagues from the Woolf Institute argue that the political left in Europe should look to the local cooperation across religious and cultural divisions that is already going on across the continent.
Religions - History/Archeology
04.11.2016
Scans locate historic secret room in walls of Gunpowder plot house
Concealed inside a key building in the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, researchers from The University of Nottingham have used the latest scanning technology to reveal in 3D a hiding-hole used by 17th-Century Catholic priests escaping religious persecution.
Religions - History/Archeology
04.11.2016
A very hairy story
Beards are back in fashion. But today's hipster styles convey rather different †messages to the hair men cultivated in the early modern period.
Religions - Politics
02.11.2016
Holbein’s Dance Of Death - the 16th Century Charlie Hebdo
He is best remembered for the magnificent portraits he produced as the court painter of Henry VIII; but a new study of Hans Holbein's famous ‘Dance Of Death' suggests that he also had strong anti-establishment views, creating works which foreshadowed modern satire.
History/Archeology - Religions
31.10.2016
QMUL academic helps to bring best-selling novel 'The Story of Sex' to the UK
QMUL academic helps to bring best-selling novel ’The Story of Sex’ to the UK
Dr Will McMorran , a specialist in French literature and the history of sexology, has translated the best-selling graphic novel The Story of Sex for publication in the UK.
Religions - Medicine/Pharmacology
31.10.2016
Extremist views linked with deepening divisions in society
Having extreme proor anti-British views is associated with violent and antisocial behaviour and indicates deepening divisions in society, according to a study by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
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