Monthly Archives: April 2012

Dr John Holmes: Chair of the British Society for Literature and Science

  The department is pleased to announce that Dr John Holmes has been elected Chair of the British Society for Literature and Science (http://www.bsls.ac.uk). For a discussion of the subject please see the ‘Literature and Science’ film at: http://www.reading.ac.uk/english-literature/aboutus/Staff/Stafffilms/ell-john-holmes-lit-and-sci.aspx

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Congratulations

  Delighted congratulations to Rebbecca, whose new arrival is Constance Mary Angharad Bullard. She was born on 14 April 2012 at 1.35pm weighing 8lbs. The whole family is doing well and we all look forward to meeting Constance.

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Dr Lucy Bending: ‘The ineffability of pain’

Dr Lucy Bending has given a talk on ‘The Ineffability of Pain’ at the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, as part of the ‘Birkbeck Pain Project’. To hear the talk: http://backdoorbroadcasting.net/2011/05/lucy-bending-translating-pain-overcoming-the-ineffability-of-pain/  

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Sixth Form Lectures

This year I contributed to our on-going series of ‘Sixth Form Lectures’. These are talks given by members of the Literature department that engage texts and issues covered on A Level and IB programmes. We aim to introduce approaches to … Continue reading

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University of Reading Creative Arts Anthology 2012 launch party

  Launch Party for One Moment’s Clouds: University of Reading Creative Arts Anthology 2012 Friday 27th April 5pm in The University of Reading’s HumSS Building, Whiteknights Campus The Anthology, now in its fifth year, is an annual publication by the … Continue reading

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School visits

Dr Neil Cocks writes: As part of the department’s outreach programme, I am one of the many lecturers involved in school visits. These are intended to help introduce level 3 students to the study of English Literature at degree level. … Continue reading

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Science in Culture inter-disciplinary research project

The Arts and Humanities Research Council has awarded funding under its ‘Science in Culture’ initiative for an inter-disciplinary research project at Reading called ‘Cultivating Common Ground: Biology and the Humanities’, led by Professor Nick Battey (Biology), with co-investigators Dr David … Continue reading

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Beckett and Brain Science

    (Poster designed by Rhys Tranter) Beckett and Brain Science is a research project led by Dr Elizabeth Barry (University of Warwick), Dr Ulrika Maude (University of Reading) and Dr Laura Salisbury (Birkbeck, University of London). It is funded … Continue reading

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A new arrival

Please welcome our newest little potential academic: Carolyn Lyle’s grandson, Rohan Alexander Lyle-Singh, born 22 Feb 2012 at 8 lb 10 oz.  

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Professor Peter Robinson appointed Head of Department

PETER ROBINSON ON HIS APPOINTMENT Roberto di Matteo, the caretaker manager of Chelsea, is said to have left his ego at the entrance when he took on the job. I would like to emulate him in that, and to encourage … Continue reading

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