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From Indyref to Indignados: how passions and politics mix

As Scotland heads to the polls, this piece discusses the extent to which emotions have arrived at the heart of contemporary politics – yet we still hesitate to admit it. Emotions can neither be banished nor ignored when we discuss what constitutes political communities, how political decisions should be made and political action springs into being. Yet to embrace the rise of emotional politics without acknowledging how intimately it is and should be entangled with reason equally risks undermining just political action.
Dr Uta Staiger
18 September 2014
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Starts: Sep 18, 2014 12:00:00 AM

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

Language Learning

UCL European Institute

UCL offers a wide range of foreign language courses to UCL students, staff and London’s wider academic and professional community.

UCL Language Centre

The UCL Language Centre offers academic reading classes in several European languages, evening courses and summer intensive courses. It also offers full and part-time English for Academic Purposes and foundation courses for international students.

Foreign Language Courses at the UCL Language Centre
Arabic Icelandic Norwegian
Dutch Italian Portuguese
French Japanese Spanish
German Kazakh Swedish
Hebrew     Mandarin     Welsh

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SSEES

Furthermore, the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES), one of the world's leading specialist institutions, offers an unparalleled range of evening courses in Central and East European Languages - some of which are not available for part-time study anywhere else in the UK.

SSEES currently offers evening courses in the following languages at Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Levels:

Foreign Language Courses at SSEES
Albanian    
Finnish    
Romanian
Belarusian    
Hungarian    
Russian
Bulgarian    
Latvian    
Serbian
Croatian    
Lithuanian    
Slovak
Czech    
Macedonian    
Slovene
Estonian    
Polish    
Ukrainian

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