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Thursday 21st September 2017

Making Shakespeare great again

Description
Doctoral Researcher Ella Hawkins discusses how historical styles can be an effective means of exploring contemporary issues in Shakespearean performance.
Date:
Thursday 21st September 2017
Thursday 24th August 2017

The rediscovery of an early gospel commentary lost for 1,500 Years

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Dr Hugh Houghton explains how, despite recent advances in digitisation, it is still the case that first-hand examination of manuscripts can lead to new discoveries.
Date:
Thursday 24th August 2017
Thursday 3rd August 2017

'Colorful language' and Big Data – linguistics in the digital age

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Following the recent firing of the White House communications Director Anthony Scaramucci, Professor Michaela Mahlberg discusses linguistic effects within the digital age, and how language matters.
Date:
Thursday 3rd August 2017
Thursday 4th May 2017

UK Health Law and Policy: where now after Brexit?

Description
The phoney war of Brexit is finally coming to an end. After years, if not decades, of argument about the desirability of European Union membership, the UK is moving on to the question of what Brexit means, what Brexit can mean, and how to make that reality in negotiations and public policy.
Date:
Thursday 4th May 2017
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