Paul Baker writes a brief history of Polari

Paul Baker writes a brief history of Polari

8 February 2017

Professor Paul Baker of Linguistics and English Language has written an article on Polari, a secret language historically spoken by gay men, for The Conversation UK.

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Trio funded to look at developing world issues

Trio funded to look at developing world issues

24 January 2017

Three recently qualified FASS PhD graduates have been awarded 12-month Postdoctoral Fellowships to research issues facing the developing world. The ESRC funding has been secured under the new and highly competitive RCUK Global Challenges Research Fund.

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Former FASS student wins 2016 TS Eliot poetry prize

Former FASS student wins 2016 TS Eliot poetry prize

18 January 2017

Former English and Creative Writing student Jacob Polley has won the 2016 TS Eliot poetry prize with his latest collection 'Jackself'. Chair of judges Ruth Padel said Jackself was “a firework of a book; inventive, exciting and outstanding in its imaginative range and depth of feeling”.

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Siobhan Weare's research call covered extensively in the media

Siobhan Weare's research call covered extensively in the media

13 January 2017

Dr Siobhan Weare (Law) made a call for people to take part in the first research about the hidden sexual crimes women commit against men. She was featured in the ‘i’ main newspaper and on their website, on the ITV news website, the MailOnline and many other outlets.

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Nick Dunn featured on Radio 5 Live

Nick Dunn featured on Radio 5 Live

13 January 2017

A new book by Professor Nick Dunn (Imagination Lancaster) was featured in an extensive interview on BBC Radio 5 live’s ‘Up All Night’ programme which was simultaneously broadcast by 39 BBC local radio stations including BBC Scotland and BBC Asian Network.

Microsoft expert joins FASS Social Futures Institute

Microsoft expert joins FASS Social Futures Institute

9 December 2016

The appointment of a former principal researcher at Microsoft will add a new dimension to the Institute for Social Futures a think tank for the future based in FASS.

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