Image: © Francis Azevedo Dr Claire Launchbury, whose first ever political action was stripping down posters of Jean-Marie Le Pen in Orléans in the run up to the 1995 presidential elections, hopes France resists the siren of the Front National and warns that the political and social future for matters of true liberty, equality and […]
Dr Emma Butcher (above) teaches in the English department at Manchester Metropolitan University. She argues that children provide some of the most thoughtful perspectives on war and their writing should be promoted as a useful historical resource.
In a major speech two weeks ago Baroness Patricia Scotland, the Commonwealth Secretary General, called for a set of guidelines for the Commonwealth to develop a more prominent and active role in preserving media freedom and journalistic independence across its 52-member states. What is surprising says Commonwealth expert Dr Sue Onslow, is the length of […]
Dr Joanne Paul, a lecturer in early modern history at the University of Sussex, discusses her research on 16th and 17th-century political culture and ideas, and unpicks Theresa May’s election announcement.
When: Monday 24 April 2017, 5.30pm – 7.30pm Who: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Where: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR Lawyers love the word. When we teach our students it is primarily through the lens of written judgements and textual analysis. Engagements between law and art tend to focus […]
When: Tuesday 11 April 4 – 6pm Who: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Where: Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5DR Professor John Spencer is a Professor of Law (emeritus) at the University of Cambridge, former Director of the Cambridge University Centre for European Legal Studies and President of the UK European Criminal Law Association. […]
Last Sunday (26 March), a week of 1,500 events celebrating the French language all over the world came to a close. This year’s theme, ‘The virtual world’, had a decidedly forward-looking flavour that Dr Juliette Scott believes was selected to challenge the legacy of Jacques Toubon, the former French culture minister who passed a law […]
After a recent visit to universities in his home country leading South African intellectual Professor Xolela Mangcu, asks ‘How do we decolonise the curriculum when our young have created their own version of history – when there is no facticity?’ Earlier this month I took the distinguished African writer Ngugi wa Thiong’o, on a tour […]
Image: White rhino in Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa South Africa’s long-awaited statistical report on rhino poaching reveal a 10.3 per cent dip in the numbers illegally killed in 2016 compared to the previous year. However, the picture is far from straightforward, explains Professor Keith Somerville.
Image: Damara Zebras at Chudop waterhole, Etosha, Namibia. Wikimedia Commons Professor Henning Melber tries to find something that ‘the land of wide open spaces’, Namibia, can celebrate on its 27th anniversary of independence. Most visitors to Namibia are impressed. The beauty of the nature and wildlife is a tourist attraction. The inner cities appeal to foreigners […]