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Report: Winter Term 2016 Student Research Conference

On Tuesday 22nd and Thursday 24th March, members of the BISC student community participated in our End of Term Research Conference, sharing their work with their peers, staff, and faculty. The event was held over two lunchtime slots, and this enabled students from the Biology and Chemistry classes to display posters in the Conference and Conference Ante Room and to be on hand on both days to discuss their work while delegates were having refreshments.  The panel sessions saw a wide range of papers from First Year and Upper Year students.

Explore Newsletter - March 30th Edition

Best of luck to everyone taking exams, and a bon voyage to all that are leaving us this weekend! This week's newsletter contains a handy check-out checklist, so you can tie up all those loose ends before you leave. If you want to pack light, don't forget the Donation Depot will be open right up until the final departure next week. And before you leave, be sure to head down to the Library and fill in our brief Student Satisfaction Survey.

Explore Newsletter - March 16th Edition

The deadline for submitting pictures for the end of term slideshow is March 18th at 11pm. Follow the link to add the snaps that highlight your experience at the BISC. If you’re thinking of having a clear-out before the end of term, remember our Donation Depot will be open in D2. Check the newsletter for exact dates. And as the Six Nations comes to a close this weekend, why not get a taste for the sport at our Flag Rugby game this Friday on the Cricket Pitch.

Explore Newsletter - March 9th Edition

Science week continues at the castle, so embrace your inner-geek at the Big Bang Theory Quiz and Costume Competition in the Headless Drummer this Thursday night. Another important date for your diary is the Digital Symphony Demo at 16:45 in the Conference Room this Saturday. Our Musician in Residence, Dr Shelley Katz, will be showcasing his patented Symphonova Technology, and there will be a special performance by Elyse Loewen on violin.

This week’s profile is the ever-cheerful Niamh O’Shea, our Assistant Student Services Manager.

Upcoming Guest Speakers: Christopher Bennett

'Politics and Distributive Injustice' - Thursday 10th March, 18:00 - 19:00 in the Film and Video Room.

Join Christopher Bennett from the University of Warwick, as he introduces some key concepts of distributive justice and examines some common economic claims. He’ll look at the promises politicians make, and how certain economic ideas have become the currency of contemporary politics.

Upcoming Guest Speakers: Dr Rachael Johnstone

'Tips and Tools for successful Graduate School and Funding Applications' - Wednesday 2nd March 1pm-2pm in The Board Room.

Join Rachel, plus current UK Grad student Christopher Bennett from the University of Warwick, and future Canadian Grad student Janice Niemann, as they answer your questions and discuss their experiences of the application processes in both countries.

Explore Newsletter - February 24th Edition

Welcome back! We’re back into the swing of things at the castle after a fantastic Mid-Term Trip! This Saturday at 7:30pm, the BISC choir is hosting the choir of St Hilda’s College Oxford for a joint performance of Mozart’s Coronation Mass. The Headless Drummer will be open for Trivia Night afterwards, so pop down and put those general knowledge skills to the test! There is also an important date for your diary coming up in March. Motivational speaker Spencer West is coming to the castle on March 7th to share his truly inspirational life story and lessons. Don’t miss it!

Explore Newsletter - February 3rd Edition

The BISC’s Arts Week has been very well attended and we’re happy to say that the week’s activities do not end there!  This Friday we have the annual BISC Charity Auction. Come along to the Ballroom at 8pm and help us to raise money for three charities: One local, one Canadian and one international. It’s also Superbowl Sunday this weekend, so head along to the cricket pitch for a game of flag at 2pm, and then the C1 lounge is the place to be to stay up to the wee hours and watch the Big Game! (Foam fingers optional.)

Upcoming Guest Speakers: Dr Shara Rambarran

'99 Problems' but Danger Mouse IS ONE - Wednesday 3rd February, 7pm in The Conference Room.

Join Shara as she discusses the evolution of the music producer Brian Burton.

Musician, songwriter and producer, Brian Burton has been nominated for 18 Grammy Awards and has won 5. His stage alter-ego, 'Danger Mouse', was listed as Esquire Magazine's 75 most influential people of the 21st century. 

Dr. Shara Rambarran is the Editor of The Oxford Handbook of Music & Virtuality (2016)  and The Ashgate Research Companion of Popular Music Education (forthcoming).


Explore Newsletter - January 27th Edition

Next week is BISC Arts Week, so we have a packed schedule of workshops, talks and trips to choose from every single day. But that’s a whole weekend away, so before that, be sure to head down to the Elizabethan Room and support our brave volunteers at Open Mic Night this Friday. Acts of any kind are welcome, so grab a friend, or form your very own super-group!

We end the issue by continuing our series of Student Government profiles, with the spotlight on Alex Rea and Will Hamilton from B-Block.