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I Love Dick and Bridget Jones are back, but not much has changed for women since the 90s

I Love Dick and Bridget Jones are back, but not much has changed for women since the 90s
Description
The enduring appeal of Bridget Jones and why nothing has changed for women since the 1990s - Lecturer in Contemporary American Literature, Rachel Sykes, writes for The Conversation.
Date:
23/09/2016

Caroline Radcliffe and Sarah Angliss's noise music used for Pitlochry Theatre festival "Hard Times"

Caroline Radcliffe and Sarah Angliss's noise music used for Pitlochry Theatre festival "Hard Times"
Description
Music created by Sarah Angliss and Caroline Radcliffe using sounds recorded at Quarry Bank Mill, Styal, will be used for Pitlochry Theatre festival "Hard Times" on stage from 21 September to 14 October 2016.
Date:
19/09/2016

"The Machinery" - revisiting dance from the nineteenth century imitating the sounds and movements of the factory floor

"The Machinery" - revisiting dance from the nineteenth century imitating the sounds and movements of the factory floor
Description
Devised by women working in the Lancashire mills, the steps of this nineteenth-century 'heel and toe' clog dance directly mimic the repetitive sounds and movements of cotton mill machines.
Date:
16/09/2016

Liberalism in Power: Watching the Titanic

Liberalism in Power: Watching the Titanic
Description
Research by Dr Matt Cole finds strong support among Liberal Democrat MPs and activists for their role in the Coalition Government. However, being in office for the first time was a 'bitter-sweet' experience and the party is divided about whether to repeat the experience, after paying a high political price at the 2015 General Election.
Date:
16/09/2016

Milan crossroad of cultures

Milan crossroad of cultures
Description
An international conference taking place at the University of Milan, in conjunction with the Universities of Birmingham and Warwick on 22-23 September 2016.
Date:
15/09/2016

UK and Ireland Streetlaw Best Practices Conference

Description
CEPLER hosts Inaugural Streetlaw Conference
Date:
15/09/2016

Evidence to the European Parliament

Evidence to the European Parliament
Description
IEL Director Professor Martin Trybus gave evidence to the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee of the European Parliament in Brussels on the reform of the EU Defence and Security Procurement Directive 2014/24/EU.
Date:
14/09/2016

Ways of presenting, recording and remembering vocabulary

Ways of presenting, recording and remembering vocabulary
Description
Dr Crayton Walker delivers a workshop on teaching vocabulary at the Penang English Language Learning and Teaching Association, Malaysia.
Date:
14/09/2016

Call for Papers: Reconsidering the Concept of Decline and the Arts of the Palaiologan Era

Call for Papers: Reconsidering the Concept of Decline and the Arts of the Palaiologan Era
Description
Symposium and workshop exploring the artistic production of the Palaiologan Era, bringing together established scholars, early-career scholars, and postgraduate students.
Date:
12/09/2016

Graduate Sophy Thomas on her new job at the V&A Museum

Graduate Sophy Thomas on her new job at the V&A Museum
Description
Get inspired about what a History of Art degree can lead to, take a look at Sophy Thomas's post about working at the V&A Museum.
Date:
09/09/2016
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