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Thursday 23rd November 2017

A higher education anchor institution at work: the Mayor's Faith Summit

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Next week the University of Birmingham will host 400 people from the region's super-diverse religions. Notably, it will mark the first ever UK 'Mayoral Faith Summit'. Intended specifically to mobilise these communities in a conversation to shape and advance the priorities of our new City Region Mayor, Andy Street, there are also hopes to explore the potential of fresh collaborations to address pressing social needs and to build an inclusive Midlands economy.
Date:
Thursday 23rd November 2017
Thursday 28th September 2017

Some Lines on National Poetry Day

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Dr Luke Kennard, Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing, shares his thoughts on his "complicated" feelings towards National Poetry Day.
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Thursday 28th September 2017
Thursday 21st September 2017

Making Shakespeare great again

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