Category Archives: Arts & Culture

Words: The Vital Earth-Energy

By Alicia Siddons Our linguistic prowess is a powerful tool. Many of us are familiar with the idea that language provided homo sapiens with an evolutionary advantage. It is also crucial to our understanding of ourselves as a species. Declarative speech gives an individual evidence of the thoughts and emotions of another human being. We recognise the interior experience of

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Schools of Athens: Liberal Arts and Global Challenges

Dr. Bryan Brazeau, Senior Teaching Fellow, Liberal Arts A Preface from the Editor As an educational discipline, Liberal Arts is all about critical and independent thinking – as its scholars therefore have very independent views, Liberal Arts has a different meaning for different individuals, be they scholars, teachers, or students. Below, Dr. Bryan Brazeau explores his own perspective, based on

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How Should Females be Represented in Literature?

How Should Females be Represented in Literature? Hello! I’m Olivia from Olivia’s Catastrophe – a book blogger who loves to read and review books, as well as discuss bookish culture. And today I wanted to discuss female representation in books. In young adult (YA) literature, we see females represented differently all the time. We get those amazing, kick-butt female characters

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A Sustainable Serenissima

A Sustainable Serenissima: Water, Fire, and the Future of Venice   A Preface from the Editor Degree programmes at Warwick, particularly in the School for Cross-Faculty Studies, are continually innovating, expanding, and evolving. A Sustainable Serenissima is an introduction to a new and upcoming module, centred on the study of Venice, offered by the School, written by the Module Convenor, Dr.

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A Sustainable Society? GLOBUS & Outreach

What is a sustainable society: GLOBUS & Outreach What is sustainability? How do we achieve it? What are the traps, the threats – the opportunities? How does it fit with contemporary society? How can we expand or exploit knowledge to achieve it? What institutions or organisations are critical to understanding how to implement it? What about the historical context –

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How I Fell Out of Love with Education – The Alternative (2/2)

by Arifa Akther What are the alternatives? If you read the first part of this piece, you’ll know some of the problems with the current education system including: standardised testing, reduced funding for the Art’s programmes and the pressure on teachers. So, what can be done/ has been done to address these issues? Firstly, we need to allow children to

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