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PhD student awarded scholarship to visit Amman

Posted by ps209 at Jul 22, 2011 12:02 PM |

Shazia Jagot has been awarded a visiting scholarship by the Council of British Research in the Levant for the academic year 2011-12. This is a six-month award based at the British Institute in Amman and includes a three-month Arabic language course at the Qasid Language Institute. The scholarship will allow her to improve her Arabic language skills for her research on Arabic science and philosophy in the works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Whilst Chaucer would have known of Arabic works through their Latin translations, Shazia's research takes into consideration the transmission and translation process from Arabic into Latin which requires a working knowledge of the Arabic language. This work will make it possible to localize the terrain which influenced Chaucer's attitude toward Islam: an attitude which is directly informed by the fact that he was immersed in a fourteenth-century crusading milieu centred in the Levant. Alongside her study of Arabic, Shazia will be fully immersed in the research environment of the British Institute and will contribute to the scholarly life of the Institute.

Protection through publicity: AIDS posters from around the world

Protection through publicity: AIDS posters from around the world

Posted by mjs76 at Jul 08, 2011 12:10 PM |

Academic selects posters for exhibition in Leicester museum.

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Leicester Exchanges continue: arts funding, the Euro and more

Leicester Exchanges continue: arts funding, the Euro and more

Posted by mjs76 at Jun 09, 2011 02:29 PM |

Join in the latest discussions on the Leicester Exchanges website.

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Cycling against one of the UK's biggest killers

Cycling against one of the UK's biggest killers

Posted by vm64 at Jun 09, 2011 12:50 PM |

Josh Barnett and Elliot Armitage share a course and a passion for cycling.

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Festival of Postgraduate Research - Preview no.2

Festival of Postgraduate Research - Preview no.2

Posted by mjs76 at Jun 09, 2011 10:35 AM |

Postgraduate posters from the Colleges of Social Science and Arts, Humanities and Law.

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World premiere of The Marital Bed - next production from Drama Soc

World premiere of The Marital Bed - next production from Drama Soc

Posted by mjs76 at May 31, 2011 10:11 AM |

LU Theatre present their latest production on 19 and 20 June.

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Leicester student success at Model UN conference

Leicester student success at Model UN conference

Posted by vm64 at May 16, 2011 11:05 AM |

Two Leicester University students receive accolades for their performance.

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Poetry by the Pacific: Leicester English students broadcast to Santa Cruz

Poetry by the Pacific: Leicester English students broadcast to Santa Cruz

Posted by mjs76 at May 13, 2011 12:06 PM |

Listeners in California who tune their dials to KUSP 88.9FM Central Coast Public Radio may find themselves hearing an English accent. That’s because Leicester postgraduates have been contributing to the station’s Poetry Show.

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Leicester academic discusses 17th century 'melancholy' book on Radio 4

Leicester academic discusses 17th century 'melancholy' book on Radio 4

Posted by mjs76 at May 11, 2011 10:15 AM |

Sorrow, need, sickness, trouble, fear, grief, passion, or perturbation of the mind. Now here's Peter with the weather...

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Bosworth sword-fighting video online

Bosworth sword-fighting video online

Posted by mjs76 at Apr 15, 2011 11:15 AM |

Watch the Second Battle of Bosworth Field on YouTube.

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