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What did Europe mean to William Shakespeare?

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Shortly after the news of the referendum result, I heard some English politicians being interviewed on BBC radio. One of them remarked with apparent satisfaction that membership of the European Union had now been rejected by a majority of 'our countrymen.' Another, a woman, observed that the entire referendum campaign had been a very masculine affair, and pointed to her adversary's telling use of the word 'countrymen.' 'I'm sorry,' he replied, 'I have been reading the works of our national poet, and it must have affected my vocabulary.'
Date:
28/07/2016

What did Europe mean to William Shakespeare?

Description
Shortly after the news of the referendum result, I heard some English politicians being interviewed on BBC radio. One of them remarked with apparent satisfaction that membership of the European Union had now been rejected by a majority of 'our countrymen.' Another, a woman, observed that the entire referendum campaign had been a very masculine affair, and pointed to her adversary's telling use of the word 'countrymen.' 'I'm sorry,' he replied, 'I have been reading the works of our national poet, and it must have affected my vocabulary.'
Date:
28/07/2016

Macbeth Macbeth; Birmingham Shakespeare scholar creates new fiction inside the King's murder chamber

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University of Birmingham Shakespeare Institute scholar, Professor Ewan Fernie, of the Shakespeare Institute has co-authored a new work of fiction, Macbeth Macbeth, based on the Scottish play. The novel, by Fernie and Professor Simon Palfrey of the University of Oxford, is a response to Shakespeare's play that turns into its own entirely new work of fiction.
Date:
28/07/2016

International Shakespeare Scholars meet for 10th World Congress in London and Stratford Upon-Avon

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Over 800 Shakespeare scholars from more than 48 countries are gathering in Stratford Upon-Avon and London for the 10th World Shakespeare Congress, to explore and honour the Bard's work some 400 years after his death.
Date:
27/07/2016

Sport Policy Centre Hosts Olympian Workshop

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On Thursday 30th June 2016, the Sport Policy Centre at the University of Birmingham held a workshop for the Olympian Project entitled; 'Giving Voice to GB Olympians'.
Date:
25/07/2016

Chinese media chiefs sign agreement with University of Birmingham

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Chinese media chiefs visited the Shakespeare Institute, in Stratford-upon-Avon to sign an agreement to collaborate on publishing the University of Birmingham's work in China.
Date:
21/07/2016

Engineering and Physical Sciences in the media - June 2016

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A second discovery for the Gravitational Wave group, robot Betty goes to work and more...
Date:
20/06/2016

The University of Birmingham and Nankai University agree research and teaching collaboration

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The University of Birmingham and Nankai University have signed a formal agreement to work together on research and teaching.
Date:
16/06/2016

Funding and finding films: British cinema and Brexit

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So many books with 'European cinema' in their titles have excellent chapters on Spanish, German, Italian, French and even British cinema, but say nothing about the subject that their covers promise. European cinema denies any hierarchy of its many languages, mixes and matches its stars and treats genres like play-doh.
Date:
09/06/2016

Funding and finding films: British cinema and Brexit

Description
So many books with 'European cinema' in their titles have excellent chapters on Spanish, German, Italian, French and even British cinema, but say nothing about the subject that their covers promise. European cinema denies any hierarchy of its many languages, mixes and matches its stars and treats genres like play-doh.
Date:
09/06/2016
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