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On the 22 January 2018, a showcase of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) research took place at Oxford Brookes University. Staff and students came together under the theme of Intersections and Connections to present new ideas, and to explore the wider impact of the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Donizetti's Rita was performed with a new English libretto, written and directed by Dr Morag Joss in July. It opened to capacity audiences and 5-star reviews.
Dr. Laura Higgins, a Senior Lecturer in drama, is researching neglected women characters in the Shakespearean work Richard II. A broad exercise, this ranged from tracing performance histories to interviewing actors.
Dr Eric White, Senior Lecturer in American Literature at Oxford Brookes University, has delivered a TED Talk at The Royal Society in London.
Award-winning Jamaican poet and essayist Ishion Hutchinson recently shared his work with students and guests of the Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre on 16 February. Ishion has published two collections of poetry: Far District (2010) and House of Lords and Commons (2017).
Niall Plumb, who is currently undertaking a BA in Applied Languages, has won first place in a competitive speech contest at the University of Kitakyushu, Japan.
The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Oxford Brookes University is pleased to offer the de Rohan Scholarship to two full or part-time students studying the MA Creative Writing, MA English, MA History, or MA by Research in the History of Art for September 2018 entry.
Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre is launching a new poetry pamphlet press which will recognise and support outstanding poets from across the world.
Linni Ingemundsen was a special guest at a recent seminar, where she read excerpts from her debut novel The Unpredictability of Being Human and gave insights into publishing.
On Friday 9 February, Oxford Brookes University will welcome international figure in architecture and urban design Daniel Libeskind for a sold-out lecture.