Louise Byrne

Louise Byrne works on BBC Radio 4 series on women and democracy

Louise Byrne has been working on a BBC Radio 4 series to mark 100 years of women’s suffrage in the UK. Six women who have played an important role in democracy around the world were interviewed for ‘Her Story Made History’.

Louise Bryne is Assistant Professor of International Journalism and was particularly involved in the programmes which featured former president of Iceland Vidgis Finnbogadottir and academic and former politician Monica McWilliams. McWilliams was one of just two women who took part in the negotiations towards the Good Friday Agreement which brought peace to Northern Ireland.

You can listen to all five programmes in the series here.

Paul Rekret on deportations of homeless migrants for London Review of Books

Paul Rekret recently published a short essay on the UK High Court’s ruling that the Home Office policy of deporting homeless migrants is unlawful for the London Review of Books blog.  His essay can be found here.

Paul Rekret is Associate Professor in Politics at Richmond American International University. He is the author of Down with Childhood (Repeater 2017) Philosophy, Politics, Polemics: Derrida and Foucault (Rowan & Littlefield 2017) and he has published widely on contemporary cultural and political theory. He is producer and host of ‘Beholder Halfway’, a series of radio essays airing regularly on Resonance.Extra.

Richmond on Global Stage

Richmond students recently presented scenes from All’s Well That Ends Well on the Globe Stage.

The evening’s presentation was the culmination of the semester’s work produced in conjunction with Globe Education and included classes in Text, Voice, Movement, and Western European Historical Dance. The Globe course was taken as part of Richmond’s Classical Acting course taught by Helen Strange in which students explored the work of Shakespeare and other major dramatists.

Below are some of the comments from Theatre students Temi Banjo, Sage Barrier, James Carola, Sarah Elliott, Simon Forrester, Andre Larnyoh, Beth Lewis, Page Prior, Brandi Reed, Camille Schroeder, and Sarah Stanfill

“The Globe stage is of the most unique in the world. It’s such an interesting dynamic for an actor to navigate.”

“Having teachers who have performed on that stage was a fantastic resource in helping me discover how to do my own performance on the stage.”

“Ultimately I was thrilled with the company’s performance. Everyone put in the work they needed to give a quality performance.”

“Having classes at Shakespeare’s Globe really made my semester ….. it is one of the experiences that has changed my life while being abroad.”

“Being able to perform on such a legendary stage has been a huge accomplishment to my just beginning career as an actor. It has not only brought me closer to the company members I shared the stage with, but also with my friends and family who are not part of the theatrical community.”

 

Richmond and Kazan Federal University (Russia) sign new MOU

December 8, 2017, President John Annette (on behalf of Richmond) and a visiting team of dignitaries led by Dr Oksana Polyakova (Kazan) signed a new MOU to allow students from both universities to have exchange opportunities. Kazan has just initiated a series of new classes to be taught in English; and both institutes hope that Richmond and Russian students will be able to gain from this new partnership. Kazan would also like to have some visiting faculty from London visit them to guest lecture. Richmond students who go to Kazan also have the chance to learn Russian.

Praxis Part 1

This exhibition presents the work of seven young artists from Richmond University’s Art, Design & Media Undergraduate programme. These projects reflect a multi-disciplinary approach to visual research and expression (painting, video, photography, sculptural objects and installation) and investigate a range of complex themes. This diversity has informed our decision to present them online and the works within this space will change over the one year duration of the exhibition. To visit the exhibition click here.

Diego Garcia: What, How, Where Now?

Allen Vincatassin, President of the Provisional Government of Diego Garcia & Chagos Islands, spoke to students about events leading up to the expulsion of the Chagos Islanders from Diego Garcia and the struggle for his people to find a new homeland here in the UK as well as their quest to return home. The lecture took place in Dr Dom Alessio’s HST 6225 class “Culture, Power and Empire” and was supported by Richmond SPG.

Richmond wins ‘Best International Student Experience’ at the Independent HE Awards

At Independent HE’s inaugural conference this week, Richmond won the ‘Best International Student Experience’ award 2017!
Independent HE is the UK membership organisation and national representative body for independent providers of higher education, professional training and pathways. Independent HE works to promote, support and enhance the independent tertiary education sector. They lobby for positive reforms to the regulatory and operating environment, work to share good practice and raise standards in the sector, and help members to overcome challenges to succeed in the market.

Paul Rekret reviewed and interviewed in latest issue of the New Inquiry

Paul Rekret is interviewed in the latest issue of monthly magazine the New Inquiry about his recent book Down With Childhood. The interview and short review of the book can be found here.

More information about the book is available here.

Paul Rekret is Associate Professor in Politics at Richmond American International University. He is the author of Down with Childhood (Repeater 2017) Philosophy, Politics, Polemics: Derrida and Foucault (Rowan & Littlefield 2017) and he has published widely on contemporary cultural and political theory. He is producer and host of ‘Beholder Halfway’, a series of radio essays airing regularly on Resonance.Extra.