Monthly Archives: December 2011
Henry Stead, PhD candidate in the Department of Classical Studies, has won third prize in the prestigious The Times Stephen Spender Prize 2011, awarded for the original translation of poetry into English. The Stephen Spender Trust was established in 1997 to honour Stephen Spender’s achievements as poet and translator of poetry, and as champion of the rights of creative artists and writers to free expression.
Professor Emeritus Bob Owens, of the Department of English, appears as an expert in the latest series of ‘In Our Time’ on BBC Radio 4 on 22 December 2011, at 9am (and again in the evening). Presented by Melvyn Bragg, he and his guests discuss the Daniel Defoe’s seminal work, ‘Robinson Crusoe. Prof Owens is a world renown expert on Daniel Defoe and his publications
Prof Richard Ashcroft, Professor of Bioethics in the School of Law at Queen Mary, presents a seminar “Doing the Right Thing for the Wrong Reason? The Morality of Changing People’s Behaviour by Paying Them” on 14 December at the Philosophy Department, Open University