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Toxic masculinity, the sinister history of Valentine's Day cards, the loss of Arctic ice, and motherhood will all be explored at a festival hosted by Oxford Brookes University in February.
Dr Mary Jean Chan Oxford Brookes University Lecturer in Creative Writing, has been announced as the winner of the poetry category in the 2019 Costa Book Awards. She is one of 5 writers now shortlisted for the Costa Book of the Year, to be announced at an awards ceremony on Tuesday 28th January 2020.
With a general election only weeks away, a newly updated online voting advice tool called WhoGetsMyVoteUK will soon be available.
Applications are now open for two Departmental scholarships available for our MA International Relations, MA International Security and MA International Relations (Distance Learning) course.
With Dr Nadine El-Enany
A seminar with Professor Ben Garrod (University of East Anglia)
Gain a deeper insight into our postgraduate study programmes at Oxford Brookes, with our Postgraduate Open Evening.
With Mark Pendleton, University of Sheffield