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Innovative wooden sunglasses from Brightwood Buckingham

3 October 2014

First they were modelled by celebrities and now a group of enterprising University of Buckingham students has set up a business importing and selling wooden sunglasses. Pippa Middleton and Jenson Button, amongst others, have been pictured sporting wooden frames and…

In the news: 30 September 2014

30 September 2014

Professor Glees was interviewed in The Daily Mail regarding new information on Isis. A similar article appeared in the The Hornet. Professor Glees’ article on the Snowden Effect was published in The Daily Mail. Professor Glees was interviewed on the…

Publication of the week: Professor Stefan Hawlin

29 September 2014

Hawlin, S., “Wales and the Spirit: Reading Geoffrey Hill’s Oraclau | Oracles“, Literature and Theology (August 2014). doi: 10.1093/litthe/fru053 Complaints of the ‘difficulty’ of Hill’s late poetry have been doing the rounds through the reviews, but there has been relatively…

Ignoring life from space evidence could threaten our survival

27 September 2014

At a UN-sponsored Symposium on the “Space Science and the United Nations” held in Graz, Austria, from 22-24 September 2014, Chandra Wickramasinghe presented a paper entitled “The transition from Earth-centred biology to cosmic life” with co-authors Gensuke Tokoro and Milton…

Recent Conference: Art Dealing in the Gilded Age – A Window on the Art Market: Colnaghi and their Associates c. 1880-c.1940

26 September 2014

A conference to celebrate the installation of the Colnaghi archive at Waddesdon Manor, nr. Aylesbury, Friday 26 September 2014.

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…