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Kevin Le GendreDistinguished Guest Speakers

Every term, the faculty are encouraged to invite a diverse range of visiting speakers to the Castle to provide students with rich learning opportunities. The Castle itself is a huge draw, of course, but the BISC as an academic institution is building a reputation for its integrated and interdisciplinary programs - so we have no shortage of scholars, artists and journalists willing to share their work with our students.

GB Paralympian meets BISC studentsJournalist and broadcaster Kevin Le Gendre recently talked about the dynamic tension between vocal and instrumental in Soul, Funk and Hip-Hop. He contributes to a wide range of publications that include Jazzwise and MusicWeek, and appears as a commentator and critic on radio programmes such as BBC Radio 3's Jazz On 3. Novelist Dr Lauren Elkin visited the Castle and introduced her new book, Flâneuse: Women Walk the City, which explores what it means to ‘walk the city’ as a woman, and how our sense of urban space can be linked to our gender identity. It was Radio 4’s Book of the Week.


The Bader International Study Centre (Queen’s University, Canada) is committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment that is fair, positive, and supportive for all members of our community.
We strive to ensure all members’ views are valued and shared in a secure environment through a commitment to upholding equity*, diversity**, inclusion***, and advancing indigenous initiatives.
The BISC supports the fair treatment and opportunity for all by asserting the importance of non-discriminatory treatment either directly or indirectly on the ground of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.   

*Equity: Substantive fairness for everyone thereby ensuring that members of equity-seeking groups are able to achieve full participation in the university (BISC). 

**Diversity: The representation of the population with respect to designated groups. 

***Inclusion: The climate and acceptance of differences that comes with diversity i.e. different ways of living and working. 

Land acknowledgement: Queen’s University, Canada is situated on Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory.

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