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Mapping the Liberal Arts of GALA

Mapping the Liberal Arts of GALA

On the 23d and 24th of March, at the Liberal Arts College at RANEPA (Moscow) has been held an international workshop Mapping the Liberal Arts of GALA. The workshop gathered 13 participants from five member institutions of the Global Academy of Liberal Arts. For two days, faculty staff from the Liberal Arts College at RANEPA (Russia), Bath Spa University (UK), University of Udine (Italy), Universit...

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GALA funded project featured in the National Geographic

GALA funded project featured in the National Geographic

“Gangadhar has four daughters, but he won’t teach his trade to any of them. They will grow up, get married and leave home.” Science and Publishing Lab Manager Swagata Ghosh’s piece on travels through Andhra Pradesh, funded by GALA Network and the British Council has been published in the National Geographic on International Women’s Day. Read it here: http://www.natgeotraveller.in/on-a-craft-...

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RANEPA visit to Bath Spa University

RANEPA visit to Bath Spa University

Evgeny Mironov (Vice-Director for School of Public Policy, RANEPA) and Alexander Mishin (Dean of the Liberal Arts College, RANEPA) visited Bath Spa University to discuss specific subject area matches between programmes, in particular, Creative Writing, Media Communications, Publishing/Journalism, and Sociology. Ways of developing RANEPA’s relationship with Bath Spa and GALA were also explored. &nb...

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A postcard from… Taiwan

A postcard from… Taiwan

By Wen-Hsi Harman, PhD student in ceramics at the School of Art &Design, Bath Spa University   I recently visited the National Taiwan University of Arts Department of Crafts and Design. This project allowed me to share my enthusiasm about ceramic research and practice in relation to Taiwanese cultural identity. This was my first time that I have had the opportunity to share my research wi...

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A postcard from… India

A postcard from… India

  Landing in Ahmedabad at 5am, we left little time for recuperation and sleep before venturing out to the city in search of Gandhi’s Ashram. Post-diwali, the streets were by definition quiet yet still seemed to encompass the renowned hustle of the Indian roads. That first weekend was spent familiarising ourselves with the city; its architecture, its people, the heritage and culture, the food. Once...

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A postcard from… China

A postcard from… China

By Charlotte Sexton My experience in China was amazing! Before the Gala funding was awarded to me, I never imagined that I would have the chance to travel to China and experience its  culture, heritage and history, particularly in Qufu and Beijing. My overriding memory, however, is seeing how different cultures define and promote their heritage.  Being a mature student, the funding was particularl...

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Shiftworks to Columbia College, Chicago

Shiftworks to Columbia College, Chicago

  by Joy Merron   Shiftworks is a travelling exhibition created and curated by Seam, a contemporary textile collective, founded by Bath Spa alumni. In 2015 it began its journey around the UK, being shown at many locations including Eastville Project, Yeovil, during Somerset Arts Week, Devon Guild of Craftsmen, SIT Select and The National Centre for Craft and Design in Sleaford. Following several t...

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Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at SUNY Geneseo, Stacey Robertson visits Bath Spa University

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at SUNY Geneseo, Stacey Robertson visits Bath Spa University

Above (from left to right): Lizzie Watts, Ian Gadd, Stacey Robertson, John Strachan, Rebecca McGuire-Snieckus Newly appointed Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs at SUNY Geneseo, Stacey Robertson, visited Bath Spa University to discuss ways of expanding our student exchange programme, teaching and research collaborations. Geneseo were a founding partner of GALA. The key contact then wa...

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A postcard from… Columbia College Chicago

A postcard from… Columbia College Chicago

  Whenever you visit a new city it’s important to get to grips with a few basics before arrival. Chicago is pretty easy because there’s only two. 1) You’re not allowed to put ketchup on your hotdog (but mustard, sweet pickle relish, sports peppers, a dill pickle spear, chopped onions, tomato wedges, and celery salt are a must) and 2) it’s important to know your teams: the C...

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