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GALA partners gather to celebrate installation of Jeremy Irons as Chancellor of Bath Spa University

GALA partners gather to celebrate installation of Jeremy Irons as Chancellor of Bath Spa University

GALA partners from Australia, Sweden and the UK gathered to celebrate the installation of Jeremy Irons as Chancellor of Bath Spa University. He will take an active role in promoting the creative industries internationally, challenging the perceptions that arts education and career paths are secondary to STEM subject areas. Speaking of his appointment, Jeremy said: “I am delighted and honoured to b...

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Columbia College Chicago’s Patricia Ann McNair reading and conversation at Bath Spa University

Columbia College Chicago’s Patricia Ann McNair reading and conversation at Bath Spa University

Associate Professor Patricia Ann McNair from Columbia College Chicago read a short story, ‘Just like that’ from her collection ‘The Temple of Air’ to students at Bath Spa University. This book received the Chicago Writers Association Book of the Year Award, Southern Illinois University’s Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award, and the Society of Midland Authors (US) Finalist Award. ...

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Liberal Arts Goes Global

Liberal Arts Goes Global

As part of the Santander scheme for staff and student mobility, Dr. Sarah Flavel, Senior Lecturer in Religions, Philosophies and Ethics, and two Bath Spa students (from RPE and English Literature) were awarded funding to the Nishan Confucian Studies Summer School, organised by our GALA partner, Beijing Foreign Studies University. The summer school began in Beijing and participants travelled to Quf...

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Bath Spa University and University of Parma collaborate on a Digital Book Publishing Project

Bath Spa University and University of Parma collaborate on a Digital Book Publishing Project

Bath Spa University and the University of Parma have teamed up to develop a new series of illustrated art and design books celebrating the fantastic collection in the CSAS archive, publishing these in a digital format (Italian and English language) and possibly print (Italian language). Students are also investigating the potential for promotional social media content development, examining Italia...

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Transnational Writing: Bath Spa University and Stockholm University launch parallel programmes

Bath Spa University and Stockholm University are delighted to announce that they are sharing teaching resources and launching parallel programmes in Creative Writing on Transnational Writing. Together we can tell powerful new stories about the world. Join us and our partners: #culturematters This pioneering programme is hosted by ‘the leading creative writing course in the country.’ Our goal is to...

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GALA students launch Transnational App at Tec de Monterrey in Mexico

GALA students launch Transnational App at Tec de Monterrey in Mexico

A collaborative student-led magazine app was launched by students Sarah McCann, Louise Bray and Joana Garcias Aguia at the GALA conference at Tec de Monterrey, Mexico. Titled Not Lost Yet,  the app showcases student international experiences (from Morocco to China) and tips (from navigating the application process to surviving a 24-hour coach trip) provided by students, for students, and can be do...

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GALA partners from QUT and CGU meet at BSU

GALA partners from QUT and CGU meet at BSU

GALA partners from Queensland University of Technology and Claremont Graduate University met with colleagues at Bath Spa University on the Vice Chancellor’s Terrace to discuss collaborations in teaching and research and the 2017 conference at The University of Parma. Above from left to right: Vice Chancellor of Bath Spa University, Christina Slade, Ian Gadd (BSU), Sue Carson (Queensland Univ...

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BSU’s Professor Ian Gadd at the University of Adelaide

BSU’s Professor Ian Gadd at the University of Adelaide

In April, Professor Ian Gadd was invited to participate in two public Shakespeare talks at the National Library of Australia and the University of Adelaide. He was asked to respond to a lecture by Emeritus Professor Ian Donaldson (his former undergraduate tutor) on ‘The Death of Shakespeare’. Professor Gadd also delivered a lecture on ‘Shakespeare and copyright’ at the University of Melbourne. His...

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Cultural Heritage Exchange Celebration

Cultural Heritage Exchange Celebration

Staff and students from Claremont Graduate University (CGU) and Bath Spa University (BSU) gathered at the Museum of Bath Architecture for a wine reception to celebrate the 2016 GALA CGU/BSU Cultural Heritage and Arts Management Postgraduate Student Exchange. Students from Bath Spa University on the exchange returned recently from Los Angeles, where they visited heritage sites in California with st...

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Transnational Creatives Mini-Festival at Bath Spa University

Transnational Creatives Mini-Festival at Bath Spa University

GALA partners from Stockholm University, the University of Adelaide, Bath Spa University and many other international artists and academics gathered at the Transnational Creatives Mini-Festival. The event was launched with a welcome by Professor Christina Slade, Vice-Chancellor and the Transnational Creatives team, building a Research Community Brain-storm and launching collaboration with Wales Ar...

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