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Publication of the week: Professor John Drew

16 June 2014

John Drew, “Reasons to be Cheerful: Leigh Hunt and his Versatile, Trenchant, Observant, Empathetic, Witty Journalism”, in Richard Lance Keeble & John Tulloch (eds), Global Literary Journalism. Exploring the Journalistic Imagination, vol. 2 (New York: Peter Lang, 2014), 19-34.  ISBN:…

Publication of the week: Dr Stuart Hall

9 June 2014

Hall, S. & T. Murphy, “On the spectrum of the Page and the Chen-LeBrun-Weber metrics”,  Annals of Global Analysis and Geometry 46.1, 87-101 (2014).  DOI: 10.1007/s10455-014-9412-6 The spectrum of an operator on a space tells one how functions on the…

Law School Newsletter Spring 2014

4 June 2014

The Spring 2014 edition of the Law School Newsletter is now available: Law School Newsletter Spring 2014

Award of honorary degrees

2 June 2014

Medical scientist Sir Ralph Kohn, acclaimed actress Dame Janet Suzman and diplomat Sir Rodric Braithwaite have been awarded honorary degrees. The honours were conferred on them at a special ceremony at St Peter and St Paul Church, Buckingham, by the…

Duncan Steel interviewed about Flight MH370

2 June 2014

BCAB Visiting Professor Duncan Steel has said that the original search and rescue operation for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane was in the wrong place.  Based on available data, the plane probably ended up much further south.  He also suggested…

Publication of the week: Dr Paul Graham

2 June 2014

Paul Graham, “The avant-garde of decline: Karl Heinz Bohrer’s essays on England”, Journal of European Studies 44.2 (June 2014), 134-150. DOI: 10.1177/0047244113518873 Karl Heinz Bohrer (born 1932) is one of Germany’s most important literary critics. He has had parallel careers…

Publication of the week: Professor Jane Ridley

17 February 2014

Ridley, J., “‘The sport of kings’: Shooting and the court of Edward VII”, The Court Historian 18.2 (December 2013), 189-205 For Victorians, the ‘sport of kings’ was fox hunting. But fox hunting boasted of being ‘open to all’ and for…

Gil Levin, Honorary Professor at BCAB, demands that NASA release evidence of Martian life under Freedom of Information Act

14 December 2013

The results of experiments that were recently conducted by the Mars Science Laboratory Rover “Curiosity” appear to be withheld for reasons that are best known only to NASA.  Such results may be crucial for backing up evidence obtained by Gil…

Publication of the week: Professor Jane Ridley

26 November 2012

Ridley, J., Bertie: A Life of Edward VII (London: Chatto & Windus, 2012).  624 pp. ISBN: 978-0-701-17614-3. Edward VII, who gave his name to the Edwardian age, but was always known as Bertie, was fifty-nine when he came to power…

Publication of the week: Dr Harin Sellahewa

12 March 2012

Sellahewa, H., “Using an online student response system in small group teaching: a pilot study”, Italics 10.3, 38-42 (November 2011). Student response systems (SRS) have been shown to be an effective tool in addressing some of the challenges of teaching…