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Reinvention Centre Academic Fellowship awarded to Dr Anne-Marie Kilday

Dr Anne-Marie Kilday, Assistant Dean for Teaching and Learning in the School of Arts and Humanities has recently been awarded a two-year Academic Fellowship from the Reinvention Centre worth £10,000.

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Publication of essay by Craig Richardson during Woy Hoy Cheong Exhibition

Craig Richardson's essay 'Pale Rider' on Wong Hoy Cheong's practice includes a detailed study of Hoy Cheong's residency at Pitt Rivers Museum as the 2004 Oxford Brookes Pitt Rivers Museum Fellowship.

The essay is included in "Shifts : Wong Hoy Cheong 2002 - 2007", published on the occasion of the exhibition Bound For Glory: Wong Hoy
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organised by NUS Museum (National University of Singapore) with catalogue co-publisher GALERI PETRONAS (Malaysia).

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Simon Kovesi on BBC Radio 4 - ‘The Lament of Swordy Well’

Dr Simon Kovesi will be discusing the poem 'The Lament of Swordy Well' with presenter and prize-winning poet Paul Farley in a programme airing on Sunday 7th September at 4.30pm on BBC Radio 4. 

Swordy Well is a heath in rural Northamptonshire that was given the power of speech in John Clare's landmark eco-poem, The Lament Of Swordy Well. Poet Paul Farley finds out what's become of Swordy Well, uncovering an extraordinary history in the process, and meets a cavalcade of characters who have passed through this microcosm of rural England.

"My name will quickly be the whole that's left of Swordy Well," wrote John Clare in the 1830s, before he was committed to the asylum, in one of his most moving and proto-ecological poems. Through Clare, the genius loci of place gained a voice but, over the years, Swordy Well has almost lost it, and its name, too.

The site – now Swaddywell – is presently one of scientific interest and has been preserved for its wildlife and habitat. However, following Clare's time, and his catalogue of the area's neglect and abuse following enclosure, it has been used as a racetrack for stock cars, a site for illegal raves and parties and a fly-tipping eyesore.

Paul, who has edited John Clare's poems, goes back to the original location and takes the poem back to its source, meeting writers, conservationists and ravers, who remember partying in Swordy Well, and wondering how would it speak now nearly two centuries after enclosure.

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Tom Betteridge contributes to Radio 4 programme ‘Forbidden Families’

Tom Betteridge will be taking part in part 2 of the BBC Radio 4 series 'Forbidden Families' on Wednesday 13th August.

The series, presented by Bettany Hughes, tells the stories of women denied their families by the march of history, this week particularly focussing on how Tudor housewife Anne Askew's conversion to Protestantism tore her family apart.

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Brookes Music lecturer presents Proms on Radio 3

This summer Senior Lecturer in Musicology Dr Alexandra Wilson will present two Proms live from the Royal Albert Hall on BBC Radio 3. She will present the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Prom on Monday 4 August (a concert featuring works by Bach, Rachmaninov and Ethel Smyth) and the Ulster Orchestra Prom on Thursday 7th August (featuring music by Ferguson, Stanford, Smetana and Dvorak). Alexandra Wilson's other presenting work for Radio 3 has included Building a Library, Opera on 3 and the Breakfast show. She will also take part in a live pre-Prom discussion about Puccini's opera "Il tabarro" on 11 August, to be broadcast during the interval of that night's Prom.

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Dr Gail Marshall Secures Prestigious Fellowship in Washington DC

Oxford Brookes University’s Head of English Studies, Dr Gail Marshall has successfully secured a one-month fellowship at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington DC in order to carry out work on Ellen Terry, for a major essay on the actress in a volume in the new Continuum series, Great Shakespeareans.  Series editors are Peter Holland and Adrian Poole.

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Book Launch - ‘Inside Book Publishing’

Routledge and the Oxford International Centre for Publishing Studies held a reception on Monday 14 July 2008 to celebrate the publication of the fourth edition of Inside Book Publishing by Giles Clark and Angus Phillips. The reception was held at Headington Hill Hall, Oxford Brookes University. Many publishing professionals attended, together with Oxford Brookes alumni and the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Janet Beer.

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Dr Tom Betteridge Secures Award to Restage The Play of the Weather at Hampton Court

Oxford Brookes English Department Reader Dr Tom Betteridge has secured a prestigious Arts and Humanities Research Council Grant for a project examining the Court Drama of the Reign of Henry VIII.  The project includes restaging John Heywood’s the Play of the Weather at Hampton Court Palace in 2009.

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Brookes Modern Languages Initiative expected to feed into international collaboration

A one-day interdisciplinary workshop took place at Brookes on 12th June 2008 entitled ‘Urban Spaces: Cultural Dynamics in the modern Metropolis'. Organised by Dr Christina Horvath and Dr Dervila Cooke (French), the event was funded by the Institute of Historical and Cultural Research and the British Academy. The overarching aim of the initiative was to promote progressive urban research across disciplines in the urban arena. The workshop attracted researchers from Belgium, France, Austria, Norway, Denmark, Finland and various institutions across UK.

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Fabrizio Nevola awarded RIBA Sir Nikolaus Pevsner Award for Architecture

RIBA Bookshops has announced the winner of the 2008 RIBA Sir Nikolaus Pevsner International Book Award for Architecture as Fabrizio Nevola for his book 'Siena: Constructing the Renaissance City' (Yale UP, 2007)

The winning books were announced on Wednesday 28th May at a prestigious ceremony at the The Athaeneum Club in Pall Mall, London. The event was attended by a large number of people representing the worlds of architecture, construction, interior design and publishing. Speaking at the ceremony and representing the awards juries were Max Fordham, Dikkie Scipio, Doug Atherley, and Adrian Forty, who provided the reasons why the judges chose the winning titles.

Also speaking was the RIBA President Sunand Prasad who described the evening as one of his favourite RIBA events of the year.

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