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Former Cognita Director appointed as Dean of Education

24 September 2014

The former Director of Education for Europe’s largest independent school provider, Cognita, is the new Dean of Education at the University of Buckingham. Geraint Jones’ previous role was to oversee the quality of educational provision in some 50 schools in…

In the news: 23 September 2014

23 September 2014

Professor Glees was visited by Professors Motohiro Tsuchiya, head of the Graduate School of Governance at Keio University, and Izumi Harada of the Information Society Research Department and the Institute for International Socio-Economic Studies in Tokyo, and Captain Keizo Kitagawa,…

Publication of the week: Dr Stuart Hall

22 September 2014

Hall, S., “Perelman’s entropy for some families of canonical metrics”, Experimental Mathematics 23.3 (2014), 277-284. DOI:10.1080/10586458.2014.898220. In the early 1980s a mathematician called Richard Hamilton showed that one could treat the curvature of abstract mathematical spaces (things called manifolds) a bit…

Shanghai Austrian Economic Summit 2014 organised by TFT Events

17 September 2014

As he mobilised China with the Cultural Revolution, Chairman Mao did not want to create just a new political or economic system. He wanted to create a new mindset entirely. To realise these goals, both freedom of speech and the…

In the news: 16 September 2014

16 September 2014

Professor Glees was interviewed on the LBC’s Big Conversation breakfast news and BBC Oxford on the beheading of David Haines He was also interviewed on BBC Three Counties and on German National Radio (DeutschlandFunk) on the security implications of the…

University of Buckingham Students’ exclusive preview of Magna Carta

15 September 2014

A group of politics students from the University of Buckingham were the first to see the restored Magna Carta in The Guildhall. The 17 undergraduates were accompanied by Mallory Factor, Course Professor, for the exclusive visit on 11 September. The…

Publication of the week: Natalie Pratt

15 September 2014

Pratt, N., “Conservation covenants: a proprietary analysis”, Conveyancer and Property Lawyer (2014): [2014] 78 Conv. 328 This article reflects on why the Law Commission proposals to make conservation covenants a statutory burden rather than proprietary interests should be rejected. It…

Professor Schwartz elected President of Mont Pelerin Society

11 September 2014

The Mont Pelerin Society, one of the most prestigious liberal think tanks in the world, has elected Professor Pedro Schwartz for its President for the next two years. He is the first Spaniard to be a President of the MPS.…

In the news: 9 September 2014

9 September 2014

Professor Glees was interviewed on the 8 o’clock news on BBC TV News Channel, also on LBC and BBC Three Counties, BBC Scotland, BBC Oxford and BBC Radio London. He was also a studio guest on LBC’s Sheila Fogarty talk…

Publication of the week: Professor Stefan Hawlin

8 September 2014

Hawlin, S., ‘ “Grinding the Textures of Harmony” : Heroic Difficulty in Geoffrey Hill’s Clavics’, English (2014); doi: 10.1093/english/efu017 Critical appreciation of Geoffrey Hill’s The Daybooks has been slow to take off. In relation to Clavics (2011), the fourth ‘Daybook’,…