A world without LITERATURE

A talk on the importance of arts and literature for education, society and culture by Dr Antonia Mackay.

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Is it possible to conceive of a world without literature? Where our understanding of the world around us comes from without a book, a newspaper column, a collection of essays, or a textbook? In this talk, Dr Mackay aims to challenge exactly this assumption and re-inject the A (arts) back into STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) curriculum, so that we can redefine the narrative of higher education together.

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Can you imagine a world without the arts? What would our civilisation look like without books, stories, films, or plays? How would we learn about human society, culture and relations, pass knowledge to future generations and ensure our survival?

The Creative Industries Research and Innovation Network (CIRIN) at Oxford Brookes University invites you to explore the value of the subjects nurturing creativity, sharpening problem-solving skills, cultivating empathy, enhancing critical thinking, and contributing to a deeper understanding of the human experience, which enriches our perspective on the world.

Join us in January 2024 to celebrate a world WITH the key disciplines that have shaped history, culture and society as we know them!

Each online event will include a taster session from a different discipline and a wider conversation about the world-leading place of Oxford Brookes in the specific field.

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