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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.

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.

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).


The Fall 2015 Student Research Conference

Last Thursday evening, members of the BISC student community participated in our End of Term Research Conference, sharing their work with their peers, staff, and faculty.  In the first panel we had papers from Maddison Andrews (Art History), Elyse Loewen (English), Claire Hinton-Albert (Music), and Katherine Gall (Development Studies / Art) on topics as diverse as the multiple interpretations of Botticelli’s Primavera, the poetry of Stevie Smith, Shostakovich’s Second Waltz, and the work of El Anatsui.

Upcoming Event: Musical Showcase - 22nd November


Sunday 22nd November, 7:30 - 8:30pm, in the Ballroom.

Join us in the Ballroom for musical performances from some of the BISC’s most talented students, and enchanting songs courtesy of the Ladies' Chamber Choir. This event is free to attend, but there will be a retiring collection afterwards to help raise funds for the Choir’s trip to Oxford next term. Your support is very much appreciated!