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Professor John Russell Brown an Obituary

Professor John Russell Brown an Obituary
Description
John Russell Brown was a distinguished academic, dramaturg and theatre director who established one of the country's first university Drama departments at Birmingham.
Date:
09/09/2015

Negotiations with the epic: poetry and the origins of Evolutionary Theory

Negotiations with the epic: poetry and the origins of Evolutionary Theory
Description
Professor John Holmes gave the plenary talk at the conference The Darwins Reconsidered: Evolution, Writing & Inheritance in the Works of Erasmus and Charles Darwin at the University of Roehampton.
Date:
07/09/2015

Royal Shakespeare Company summer school 2015

Royal Shakespeare Company summer school 2015
Description
The 68th annual Royal Shakespeare Company summer school, run in partnership with the Shakespeare Institute filled the Institute from 17-21 August with RSC actors and other theatre personnel, leading academics, and an audience of over 200 of the RSC's most loyal spectators.
Date:
24/08/2015

New MOOC – Digital Storytelling: Filmmaking for the Web

New MOOC – Digital Storytelling: Filmmaking for the Web
Description
The University of Birmingham is joining forces with the BBC Academy and Creative Skillset to create a new free four-week online training course on the FutureLearn platform starting in September.
Date:
13/08/2015

Dr Adam Schembri more downloaded than Chomsky

Dr Adam Schembri more downloaded than Chomsky
Description
New English Language and Applied Linguistics Lecturer writes most downloaded article in the journal 'Lingua' in the last three months.
Date:
03/08/2015

Birmingham Centre for Translation at IATIS 2015

Birmingham Centre for Translation at IATIS 2015
Description
Two members of the Birmingham Centre for Translation represented the University of Birmingham at the fifth IATIS conference in Belo Horizonte Brazil, 7-10 July 2015.
Date:
03/08/2015

BFilm special report on the Screening Rights Film Festival 2015

BFilm special report on the Screening Rights Film Festival 2015
Description
Report on the recent film festival which took place 9-11 July 2015.
Date:
20/07/2015

Go Set a Watchman exposes American obsession with white saviours

Go Set a Watchman exposes American obsession with white saviours
Description
Helen Laville writes for The Conversation.
Date:
16/07/2015

Professor Susan Hunston elected Chair of the University Council of General and Applied Linguistics

Professor Susan Hunston elected Chair of the University Council of General and Applied Linguistics
Description
Professor Susan Hunston has been elected Chair of UCGAL. She will be helping to lead and shape the way Linguistics is researched and taught, at a national and international level.
Date:
15/07/2015

Gregory Doran receives honorary Doctorate of Letters from The University of Birmingham

Gregory Doran receives honorary Doctorate of Letters from The University of Birmingham
Description
Gregory Doran, the artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, receives an honorary Doctorate of Letters, in recognition of his theatrical career .
Date:
13/07/2015
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