Flock to the Crown’s ‘Twitter’ News Bulletin 16th June onwards – Ed. 1

Flock to the Crown ‘Twitter’ News Bulletin 16th – 22nd June

Welcome to our first weekly news bulletin on what’s going on at Birkbeck University and the Bloomsbury area.

If you want us to announce your event, please contact us on flocktothecrown@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @FlockToThecrown

16 – 19 June

Social Sciences Week 2014

The programme of events draws on the wide-ranging and exciting research being undertaken by scholars within Birkbeck’s School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy, and also features high-profile speakers Professor Sir Richard Evans (Cambridge), Martin Argles (former photographer for the Guardian) and Birkbeck’s Department of Politics’ first writer-in-residence, documentary photographer and poet Carlos Reyes Manzo.

For more information please go to: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/news/social-sciences-week-2014

16 – 20 June

Law on Trial: Uncovering the limits and potential of scientific evidence

Law, neuroscience, state violence, expert opinion and more will be scrutinised during a week of free legal lectures and discussions at Birkbeck. A range of speakers, including Professor Renata Salecl and other academics from Birkbeck and elsewhere, and legal practitioners, will present their research and experiences at the remaining events throughout the week:

For more information please go to: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/news/law-on-trial-uncovering-the-limits-and-potential-of-scientific-evidence/

21 June

Organizational Psychology: Postgraduate Taster Event

13:45 – 17:00at Venue B33 Malet Street

Come and find out more about the Department of Organizational Psychology’s postgraduate portfolio of programmes at our Taster Event to hear about the programmes and meet the staff who will be teaching. Talk to some of our alumni and get the chance to participate in discussions with potential fellow students.

For new information please go to: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/business/about-us/events/bbk-local?uid=d91d2f2c66ccdb2c64879d82b844e8c1

23 June – 10 July

Birkbeck’s Pop-Up University for prospective students

Birkbeck will be popping up at Leytonstone Library in partnership with Waltham Forest Borough Council.

For more information please go to: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/prospective/prospective-events/pop-up-university

24 June

Writing course materials and formative assessment for successful flexible learning

12.30-2.30pm (lunch provided)
Conservatory Room, International Hall, Lansdowne Terrace, London WC1N 1AS

For the latest free CDE seminar there will be three fellows including Dr Clare Sansom, Senior Associate Lecturer (Birkbeck Uni) to conduct workshops on writing course materials for flexible learning. The session will consider some of the issues related to course material design, such as student retention, collaboration and assessment, and will feature presentations and much more.

For more information please go to: http://cdelondon.wordpress.com/2014/05/28/cde-seminar-writing-course-materials

27 June

Japan’s All-Female Takarazuka Revue—Considering Gender/Sexuality from Cross-Cultural Perspectives

14:00 to 16:30

This event aims at providing an opportunity to cultivate cross-cultural understanding of Takarazuka. The screening of Dream Girls (1994), the documentary of the Takarazuka Revue, directed by British female documentary makers Kim Longinotto and Jano Williams, is followed by the discussion session led by Dr. Nobuko Anan at Birkbeck College and short performance by two former Takarazuka performers, each of whom used to be a “female-role player” and a “male-role player” respectively. Jano Williams will attend the event as well.

For more information please go to: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/japans-all-female-takarazuka-revueconsidering-gendersexuality-from-cross-cultural-perspectives-tickets-10956811117?aff=eorg

Other News at Birkbeck, Bloomsbury and University of London

International Office Merit Scholarships

Birkbeck is offering an unlimited number of merit scholarships to suitably qualified students from Thailand, Vietnam and India who accept offers to do Master’s degree programmes at Birkbeck, University of London, starting in September 2014.

Please click here for more information: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/prospective/international/fees-money-and-scholarships/scholarships-and-loans/international-office-merit-scholarships

Academic Workshops in Birkbeck this week (17th – 21st June) include:

Introduction to Panopto

What Employers Want – Social Science, History and Philosophy

Managing your references using EndNote

For more information please go to: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/mybirkbeck/global/workshop_timetable?orgunit=GLOBAL

7 July 2014

Digital Dickens: A Dickens Day Workshop

Senate House, London

This free, one-day workshop will provide an opportunity to reflect upon and develop a number of digital Dickens projects, including a sequence of online serial reading projects and Dickens Journals Online (DJO).

For more information, please go to: http://www.ies.sas.ac.uk/events/ies-conferences/DigitalDickens

Employment News

Post for Campaign Assistants at the International Office at Birkbeck University has just opened.

For more information, please click here: http://moodle.bbk.ac.uk/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=26080

Post for Lecturer in Cultural History at Birkbeck University’s School of History, Classics and Archaeology

For more information, please click here: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AIW597/lecturer-in-cultural-history/

If you want us to announce your event, please contact us on flocktothecrown@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @FlockToThecrown

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