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Get to know the Castle at campus lecture series

Students enjoy an outdoor class at the Bader International Study Centre in East Sussex, England.

The Herstmonceux Castle is stepping onto the Kingston campus this month and in November for a special lecture series designed to give students a closer look at the programs and faculty members that make studying at the Bader International Study Centre (BISC) in the United Kingdom a truly unique, eye-opening experience.

“Studying at the Castle not only provides students with an excellent academic experience, but it also gives them a unique opportunity to explore the world and their responsibilities within it,” says Bruce Stanley, Executive Director, BISC. “This lecture series is a lovely opportunity for those on the Kingston campus to witness how the BISC helps empower Queen’s as a global institution and contributes to our shared research and academic goals.”

The Castle at Queen’s 2012 series will include several information sessions for students interested in spending a semester abroad at the BISC and lectures by five Castle faculty members about their current research and recent publications. There will also be opportunities for Castle alumni to network with some of the over 7,000 alumni of the BISC.

Daphne Lawson (Art History) will speak about impressionist art in London and Paris and Scott McLean (History) will lecture on the archaeology of the Herstmonceux Castle Estate. Other presenters include BISC Academic Director Christian Lloyd (English); Peter Lowe (English), speaking about his latest book; and Shannon Smith (English), who will speak during an information session about the digital humanities at the BISC.

In 2013, Queen’s will mark 20 years at the BISC. The impressive 15th-century castle was purchased in 1993 by Drs. Alfred and Isabel Bader and donated to Queen’s. In 1994, after extensive renovations, it began welcoming students. Since then, the Castle has attracted thousands of students from around the world who are drawn to its exceptional learning programs, which combine cutting-edge themes with experiential learning opportunities both locally and globally.

More information on the lecture series

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