Professor George Xinsheng Zhang

Richmond’s Prof George Zhang gave a talk on Chinese language teaching materials in Shanghai

Richmond Professor George Zhang gave an invited presentation on Chinese language teaching materials at the Fifth International Symposium on Linguistics and Teaching Chinese as a Second Language held at East China Normal University, Shanghai on 31 October.

The symposium was attended by over one hundred delegates, and featured with presentations delivered by professors from universities in mainland China, Hong Kong, USA, South Korea and UK.

For details, please see

Prof Michael Barclay and Dr Neema Parvini outside The Globe

New Norton Edition of Shakespeare’s Complete Works launches at The Globe

Prof Michael Barclay and Dr Neema Parvini outside The GlobeOn 22 October 2015, Prof Michael Barclay, Director of Performance and Theatre Arts and Dr Neema Parvini, lecturer in Shakespeare studies, attended the launch of the new Norton edition of the Complete Works of William Shakespeare at Shakespeare’s Globe.

At the launch they met the editor Stephen Goldblatt and the director of Globe Education Dominic Spottiswood.

Richmond’s Senior Performance and Theatre Arts students are currently attending weekly Master classes at The Globe Theatre’s Education studios.

Dr Sue Pell

Dr Sue Pell invited to speak at the London School of Economics

Dr Sue Pell has been invited to speak at the London School of Economics on Thursday, October 22, 2015. As part of the Department of Methodology’s Seminar Series, she will discuss her recent work on gentrification archives in a talk entitled, “Moving between the street and the archive: archival ethnography and the study of anti-gentrification campaigns.” For more information, see:

Dr Robert J. Wallis

Dr Robert J. Wallis published in Journal for the Academic Study of Religion

Wallis, R. J. 2015. ‘Paganism, Archaeology and Folklore in Twenty-first Century Britain: A Case Study of the Stonehenge Ancestors. Journal for the Academic Study of Religion (JASR): 28.2: 129-157.

Wallis’ article builds on his earlier work considering the engagements of today’s Pagans with prehistoric archaeology in Britain. In this paper he considers the tensions surrounding the excavation, study and retention of cremated human remains from Stonehenge. Having examined Pagan responses and how in some cases these challenge the aims of archaeologists, he proposes strategies for resolving these tensions.

BA Degree in Psychology

Brand new psychology lab built over the Summer

As a student of Psychology at Richmond University, you get access to our Psychology Lab to design and conduct your own research and participate in our Psychology research. The Psychology laboratory hosts over 40 students actively engaged in research each semester. The Lab contains:

  • Two individual testing rooms
  • An observation room with a camera
  • Six computers with testing software
  • Eight lab assistants

The facility has two primary tasks. First, it allows you to design, conduct and participate in faculty research, including designing and carrying out your own research projects with faculty supervision. Second, it introduces you, as a psychology student, to a setting of scientific research; preparing you for your next steps upon graduation, whether that be further study as a postgraduate student or in a position of employment.

Examples of the kinds of projects carried out at the lab include:

  • Measuring cognitive capabilities such as reaction time
  • Behavioural observations
  • Standardised questionnaires
  • Investigations of cognitive phenomena such as the own-race bias in face recognition
  • And many more thrilling topics!

Please contact Neema Trivedi-Bateman for more information or to get involved in our research.

Professor Alex Seago

Professor Alex Seago recently co-chaired the Salzburg Seminar American Studies Association session in Austria

Professor Alex Seago recently co-chaired of the Salzburg Seminar American Studies Association (SSASA) session, held in Salzburg Austria, which attracted distinguished participants from over 20 countries. Dr . James Boys co-presented on Bill Clinton’s foreign policy with ex-Clinton speech writer Dr Ted Widmer, and Dr Chris Wylde presented on US/Argentina relations alongside experts from Brazil and Mexico.

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