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More laudanum, Vicar? Leicester academic speaks at symposium on Victorian drugs

More laudanum, Vicar? Leicester academic speaks at symposium on Victorian drugs

Posted by mjs76 at Feb 10, 2011 04:55 PM |

Dr Julian North is among the speakers at a prestigious symposium in London this weekend on drugs and drug abuse. But she’s not a sociologist and she’s not a doctor; Dr North is a Senior Lecturer in our School of English and a member of our Victorian Studies Centre. The event, organised by the Wellcome Collection, is called High Society: Drugs in Victorian Britain.

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Unheard words of writers

Unheard words of writers

Posted by vm64 at Feb 01, 2011 03:50 PM |

Newly launched project at Leicester aims to promote Leicestershire's hidden writing talent.

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Why you should buy yourself a Bible this Christmas

Why you should buy yourself a Bible this Christmas

Posted by mjs76 at Dec 22, 2010 09:30 AM |

The Oxford University Press blog is rounding out the year with a series of guest posts by OUP authors on classic works of English literature that are worth revisiting, including our own Professor Gordon Campbell.

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English announcements (January 2011)

Posted by lb165 at Jan 31, 2011 10:40 AM |

Find all the latest news on events, publications, appointments and more in the English Bulletin.

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English announcements (January - October 2010)

Posted by lb165 at Jan 31, 2011 10:40 AM |

Find all the latest news on events, publications, appointments and more in the English Bulletin. Find out more about: Gordon Campbell's latest book release; Ruth Page's twitter research; the launch of new poetry magazine, New Walk, and much more.

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When Mrs Gaskell met Mr Wordsworth: Victorian Studies Lecture on 17 November

When Mrs Gaskell met Mr Wordsworth: Victorian Studies Lecture on 17 November

Posted by mjs76 at Nov 10, 2010 05:00 PM |

Cranford author’s literary influences explored by acclaimed historical writer Jenny Uglow.

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Public launch event for early English manuscripts resource, 10 November

Public launch event for early English manuscripts resource, 10 November

Posted by mjs76 at Nov 02, 2010 03:10 PM |

An important new resource on early medieval manuscripts launches next week with a public event. 'The Production and Use of English Manuscripts 1060-1220' is the result of extensive research by academics from the Universities of Leicester and Leeds into the earliest surviving English language documents.

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The King James Bible, 400 years old and still in print

The King James Bible, 400 years old and still in print

Posted by mjs76 at Oct 26, 2010 11:00 AM |

New book from Leicester academic traces four centuries of religious debate, literary influence and spelling mistakes.

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Celebrity Twitter Talk

Celebrity Twitter Talk

Posted by mc234 at Oct 13, 2010 09:55 AM |

New study investigates how celebrities use Twitter to make people feel closer to them.

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Charles Dickens is... Mr Popular Sentiment

Charles Dickens is... Mr Popular Sentiment

Posted by mjs76 at Oct 08, 2010 01:49 PM |

The University of Leicester is co-organiser of a Dickens Day in London next week.

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