Category Archives: Faculty of Education and Humanities

University’s Enterprise Priorities 2017-2020

The aim of the University’s Enterprise Plan for 2017-2020 is to deploy existing and new, resources in coordinated partnership with key local stakeholders to improve the economic metrics and business environment of Northamptonshire.   In achieving this aim the plan will also improve graduate employability, wellbeing, environmental and other metrics.

The University’s Enterprise Priorities 2017-2020 document has been written by Professor Simon Denny, Executive Dean for Research, Impact and Enterprise.  Find out more about these Priorities by reading the full document UoN Enterprise Priorities 2017 – 2020

 

Conflict in Europe: Meeting the Challenge

Dublin2017_Image_LightPosted on behalf of Nicola Preston, Postgraduate Researcher, Education and Humanities. Read the rest of this entry

Faculty of Education and Humanities – Seminar Report

On 25th January, the Faculty of Education and Humanities hosted a seminar by Claire Dugan-Clements on Fathers’ and practitioners’ views of outdoor risky play.

A report is attached for those who were unable to attend.

For more information about this seminar or upcoming seminar events in the Faculty of Education, please contact Jane Murray – jane.murray@northampton.ac.uk.

report-claire-dugan-clements-risky-play_25-01-2017

Bowie’s Books: David Bowie and Literature

As an artist, David Bowie is famous for crossing boundaries of genre, form, and identity. But the touring David Bowie Is exhibition, curated by the V&A, has not only promoted an image of Bowie as highly literate and widely read, but documented Bowie’s extensive reading habits for the first time, making explicit the connection between his music, personae, and patterns of reading. The Guardian has followed this up with a list of Bowie’s 100 Must-Read Books. This conference, hosted by the University of Northampton to commemorate the one year anniversary of Bowie’s death, aims to build on this new perspective on Bowie’s work, with a selection of papers that deal with the myriad connections between Bowie and literature.

View full schedule and purchase tickets: Bowie’s Books.

Reith lectures series seminar

Reith Lectures image copyright BBC Radio 4

Submitted by Dr Dave Burnapp

PLEASE NOTE, THIS HAS BEEN POSTPONED AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED IN JANUARY 2017.

The Reith lectures have been the BBC’s flagship annual lecture series since 1948 and are broadcast on BBC Radio 4, presented by Sue Lawley since 2002. This year the theme is ‘Identity’.

Dr Dave Burnapp, in English and Creative Writing, has organised a discussion seminar on the Reith Lectures four themes – Creed, Colour, Country and Culture – on Tuesday 29th November at 14:00 (venue to be confirmed). The session is open to all Postgraduate Research Students. If you are interested in attending please email Dave Burnapp.

[Reith Lectures image copyright BBC Radio 4]

How to be an Unplugged Artist

A recently released book Teaching Computing Unplugged in Primary Schools edited by Helen Caldwell (University of Northampton) and Neil Smith (Open University) has a number of interesting chapters by authors who are passionate about how computing is taught in schools. The central theme is unplugged activities, without using computers, that still teach the fundamentals of computational thinking.

For more information and details on how to obtain this book, please visit
https://computingnorthampton.blogspot.co.uk/2016/11/how-to-be-unplugged-artist.html