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Exhibition - Material Legacies

27th Feb 2017 - 25th Mar 2017

Material Legacies brings together a collection of works that encapsulate the essence of three people’s lives. It explores how making can create meaningful encounters with the dead. The stories are told through their physical engagement with materials and their collaborations with creative practitioners.

The Stephen Lawrence Gallery, 10 Stockwell St, London SE10 9BD

CAROLE Research Seminar: When English Met Spanish: On Contact Dialects and Billingualism

1st Mar 2017 3:00pm-4:00pm

The Centre for Applied Research and Outreach in Language Education is hosting - When English Met Spanish: On Contact Dialects and Bilingualism. 

Dr Julio Villa-Garcia will explore issues pertaining to language contact and bilingualism, and provide evidence that in contact situations, influence from one language to the other is inevitable.

Dr Julio Villa-García is a lecturer in Spanish Linguistics and Syntax at the University of Manchester and is the author of several peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, he has recently published The Syntax of Multiple-que Sentences in Spanish: Along the left periphery (John Benjamins, Issues in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics Vol. 2, 2015).

Venue - Stephen Lawrence Building, room 101 

International Women's Day Lecture

6th Mar 2017 11:00am

William Robley,archivist and education librarian for the University, will give a talk entitled - "The Women who Made Avery Hill: In their Own Words".

This is a great opportunity to celebrate the heritage of Avery Hill, as the first non-religious all female residential teacher training college in the UK, and to hear more about the women who were instrumental in creating a heritage to be proud of.

This is integrated with a teaching session on the history of childhood and youth, but ALL are welcome to attend, including students. 

Room 140, Mansion Site, Avery Hill Campus 

CAROLE Research Seminar: English as a Multilingua Franca

8th Mar 2017 4:00pm-5:00pm

The Centre for Applied Research and Outreach in Language Education is hosting English as a Multilingua Franca: Sociolinguistic observations and pedagogic implications
Dr Bill Batziakas, Associate Lecturer, Queen Mary University of London will speak about the spread of English around the world and its current role as the world’s most employed lingua franca for communication between speakers who come from differing linguistic backgrounds.

The presentation concludes with a discussion of how such findings are pedagogically useful for curriculum design, materials development, teaching methodology, and testing. 

For further information on CAROLE 

Venue - Stephen Lawrence Building, Room 101


Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre: International Women's Day

8th Mar 2017 5:00pm

International Women's Day

Queen Anne Court Room QA65, Greenwich Campus. RSVP.

For the details of the contributions, please visit here.

Social Media, Play and the Gift of Teaching

9th Mar 2017 5:00pm-6:00pm

Open Lecture by Rosie Miles, University of Wolverhampton

This talk will introduce her adventures with Twitter on a 3rd-Year undergraduate Victorian Literature, Art and Culture module where the entire class joined Twitter for a week role-playing as characters from late-nineteenth-century texts.  

What can we learn from including play in higher education?  What can play subvert or challenge within the increasingly managed and monetized terrain of higher education?

This event is free to attend, no registration required.  You can also listen to the live streaming of this lecture via: http://bit.ly/edulecturesmiles 

For more details on the series: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/about/faculty/eddev/study/open-lecture-series

Stockwell Street Lecture Theatre 11_0004


Romantic Novels Seminar: Discussion of Thomas Love Peacock's Melincourt

10th Mar 2017 6:00pm

The second of the ‘Romantic Novels 1817’ seminars is by Dr. Freya Johnston (Oxford) with a discussion of Thomas Love Peacock’s Melincourt.

Melincourt, is a vibrant satire of opinion where female novelists, female dialogue, and female education all feature prominently; the greatest joke in this novel of talk is that the hero, a chivalric orang-outang who strides triumphantly across a scene of human degeneracy, cannot speak at all.

A note on editions: Melincourt can be tricky to get hold of, in case anyone has difficulties tracking it down, there is a decent version of the whole novel available on google books here.

The session is free and open to the public, but for catering purposes, we would ask that you email us (reading1817@gmail.com) to let us know that you are planning to attend. 

To be held in Queen Anne Court, Room 063.

Public Seminar; The Brexit Tax Haven Threat Assessed

14th Mar 2017 2:00pm-5:00pm

The future of UK tax policy in a post-Brexit world is the theme of the seminar hosted by the university's Public Services International Research Unit (PSIRU).

To attend this seminar, contact BusinessEvents@gre.ac.uk

Venue - Room 103, Hamilton House, SE10 9LS.  

Joint IBE Dept/GPERC Research Seminar

15th Mar 2017 1:00pm-2:00pm

Wage-Led vs. Profit-Led Growth: A Comprehensive Empirical Analysis 
Dr Cem Oyvat (a joint work with Ceyhun Elgin, Boğaziçi University, Turkey and Oğuz Öztunalı, Bilgi University, Turkey)

To discuss and examine the factors that determine the nature of the relationship between distribution and growth. 

 Venue - Queen Mary Building, room 168 

Literature and Drama Research Seminar

22nd Mar 2017 6:00pm-7:00pm

Professor John Williams' seminar on ‘Between inventive combination and confused parody the Post-Modernist sails’ (Charles Jencks), Shelley’s Post-Modernist response to Wordsworth’s Modernity in Peter Bell, a Tale in Verse.

Staff, students and members of the public are all welcome, refreshments provided.

Venue - Kent Hall in King William Court

WERU Seminar; The Future of the Labour Market Post-Brexit

29th Mar 2017 3:00pm-6:00pm

This seminar considers the state of the UK labour market, looking at both the current picture and potential trends towards 2025 in the light of Brexit.

There will be three distinguished speakers to consider these issues – David Freeman (Head of Labour Market and Households at the ONS); Alex Bryson (University College London) and Kevin Doogan (University of Bristol).  

This is an open seminar and all are invited but please can you inform us if you are planning to attend from outside the University of Greenwich by contacting myself, Professor Geoff White, on wg08@gre.ac.uk. 

Venue - Room HH102, Hamilton House, 15 Park Vista, Greenwich, London SE10 9LZ