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Birkbeck Forum for Nineteenth-Century Studies

Roundtable on the Our Mutual Friend reading project

Wednesday 3 December 2014, 6.00–8.00pm

Room 112, Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square, WC1.

Come and join us for a panel discussion about the… 44 more words

Charles Dickens

Home: is it just a roof over our head?

“we enter our house through the front door, but enter our home through our slippers”
(Bachelard’s 2003:1939)

So, I’ve come ‘home’ (from university) for the weekend and while I was out for lunch with some of my family the question arose asking ‘

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Cultural Geography


That’s what  Zimbabwean news website www.newsday.co.zw is alleging. According to the site,  the outgoing leader of ZANU-PF’s  Women’s League Oppah Muchinguri made the startling revelation on how the Zimbabwean first lady who by the way woefully failed her English degree at the University of London eventually obtained her controversial doctorate degree. 161 more words


Study finds second-hand pot smoke leads to heart attacks

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – A contact high used to be okay, and maybe an acceptable excuse for failing a drug test.

But now, researchers at the University of California-San Francisco say second-hand smoke can harm your heart and blood vessels. 216 more words


Reading Between the Lines

I first discovered Roald Dahl in the library of my primary school. It was not a library with shelves and shelves of books, looking all impressive, and promising an adventure for a seven-year-old. 793 more words

Distance Learning

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Colours of the Prism

One of the things that makes literature beautiful is its ability to bring out our multifaceted humanity. It functions like a prism that reflects the many colours of the rainbow when a beam of white light passes through it. 605 more words

Distance Learning

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Response to Derek Gregory Roundtable: Distance and the Myth of Drone Pilot Detachment

In his roundtable at the Centre for Research Architecture, Derek Gregory[i] makes two important points which I would like to pick up on. First, he asserts (as have others elsewhere), that the idea of the operation of military drones as a ‘joystick’ or ‘playstation war’ is false. 1,228 more words