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10 things you need to know about what will happen if Scotland votes yes

As the Scottish independence referendum draws closer the outcome is hard to predict. Both Westminster politicians and the wider public are asking what – in practical terms – would happen if the Scots were to vote Yes. Robert Hazell offers a 10-point overview of what the road to independence might look like.
Professor Robert Hazell
9 September 2014
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Starts: Sep 9, 2014 12:00:00 AM

The truth is, Scandinavia is neither heaven nor hell

The Nordic countries have received exceptionally good press in the UK - at least until earlier this year, when British travel writer and resident of Denmark, Michael Booth, claimed to dispel the of Scandinavia as the perfect place to live. Many are now confused. Is everything we believed about the social ideals of Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland a lie? Well, not entirely but we’re not all drunk serial killers either.
Dr Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen
19 August 2014 More...

Starts: Sep 8, 2014 12:00:00 AM

A Question of Trust

The age-old question of what holds our societies together re-emerges periodically, particularly in times of crisis. In a world ever more globalised and virtual, the answer is often cast in terms of "trust", with its pivotal role as regularly called upon as its health called into question. How has trust risen to this centrality, and is it all as straightforward as it seems?
Dr Uta Staiger
13 August 2014
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Starts: Aug 13, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Greek Tragedy's Renaissance Inflections

Publication date: Nov 13, 2013 4:48:03 PM

Start: Mar 12, 2014 12:00:00 AM

12 March 2014
A workshop on the reception of classical drama, the fate of Euripides' plays and Iphigenia at Aulis in early modern Europe.


When:

12 March 2014

Registration: Eventbrite

Where:

Room 307
SELCS Common Room
UCL Foster Court, Malet Place
London WC1E 7JG

 

A consideration of the early reception of Greek Tragedy in early modern Europe, bringing together classicists and early modernists, the event will include performances of short scenes from the earliest translation by an Englishwoman of a play from the Greek, Lady Jane Lumley's 1555 Iphigenia at Aulis. 

Speakers:
  • Roger Green (Glasgow), Iphigenia in Bordeaux: George Buchanan's Jephthes
  • Fiona Macintosh (Oxford), Tragedy and the feminine in the early modern period
  • Alison Findlay (Lancaster), ‘I have prepared all thinge redie for the sacrifice’: Lady Jane Lumley's Iphigenia at Aulis (c. 1555)
  • Kate Maltby (UCL), “The boldness of her mind”: how sharp was Lumley's Greek?
  • Emilia Wilton-Godberfforde (Cambridge), Racine’s Iphigènie

The Rose Theatre Company Cast and Crew will perform scenes and discuss Lumley’s play, followed by a reception at 6.30pm.

For full details, please visit the event webpage