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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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GALA conference 2016 hosted by Tec de Monterrey

GALA conference 2016 hosted by Tec de Monterrey

GALA partners from Queensland University of Technology (Australia), Parma University (Italy), Claremont Graduate University (USA), Tec de Monterrey (Mexico), Bath Spa University (UK), State University New York Geneseo (USA) and RANEPA (Russia) gathered in Mexico for the 2016 conference hosted by Alejandra María Vilalta Perdomo at Tec de Monterrey. The GALA opening event was held on 25 May on the t...

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GALA shortlisted for the UK’s Guardian University Awards

GALA shortlisted for the UK’s Guardian University Awards

GALA has been shortlisted for the UK’s Guardian University Awards under the “International Project” category. This is a real testament to the network’s vigour, ambition, and growing profile. The shortlist: http://www.theguardian.com/higher-education-network/2016/mar/01/the-judges-decision-shortlist-for-the-guardian-university-awards?CMP=share_btn_tw You can read more about ...

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Liberal Arts Roundtable at Bath Spa University

Liberal Arts Roundtable at Bath Spa University

A Liberal Arts roundtable discussion was hosted by Bath Spa University and moderated by Professor John Strachan to discuss the role of liberal arts in the modern university with distinguished guests from four perspectives relating the liberal arts to university education in the broadest sense (Professor Grayling), a specific liberal arts programme (Professor Zorin), interdisciplinarity between the...

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Liberal Arts Roundtable with Professor AC Grayling, Dr Jennifer Rohn, Dr Shirley Thompson and Professor Andrei Zorin

Liberal Arts Roundtable with Professor AC Grayling, Dr Jennifer Rohn, Dr Shirley Thompson and Professor Andrei Zorin

The Liberal Arts and the Modern University: The ‘liberal arts’ may not yet be a term as familiar in Britain as it is in the USA with its many liberal arts colleges but an increasing number of British universities are now offering liberal arts degrees. There is also growing interest in the liberal arts among universities and colleges elsewhere in the world especially in Europe and Asia. A liberal a...

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‘The Genesee Would Rebel’: the story of our attempts to tame a river and how it was saved.

‘The Genesee Would Rebel’: the story of our attempts to tame a river and how it was saved.

Dr Trevor Turpin ‘The Genesee would rebel’ was the prediction of Lyman P. Langworthy, the Rochester City Health Officer, in a note he placed in the cornerstone of the new Monroe County Court house in 1850.[1] Rochester lies at the mouth of the Genesee River as it enters Lake Ontario and had suffered serious floods since the 1780s. Finally, or so the citizens of the city thought, their improvements...

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A postcard from Geneseo

A postcard from Geneseo

The Academic Director of GALA, Professor Ian Gadd, recently visited GALA partner SUNY Geneseo in upstate New York. SUNY Geneseo is one of the US’s leading public liberal arts colleges, and it has maintained an active student exchange programme with Bath Spa for several years. Ian met with Bath Spa students currently at Geneseo, and Geneseo students due to come to Bath Spa after Christmas. He...

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A postcard from Beijing

A postcard from Beijing

This month Dr. Sarah Flavel, Lecturer in Religions, Philosophies and Ethics, travelled to Beijing to visit colleagues at our GALA partner institution, Beijing Foreign Studies University, with support from Santander. The trip included a visit to Beijing’s Confucius Temple as well as meetings with staff at the Centre for East-West Relations and the International Office at BFSU to discuss futur...

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