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  • The humanity of barristers: stories from the Bar

    4 February, 2016

    By Atalanta Goulandris | Often portrayed as slippery-tongued advocates, barristers are surrounded by misconceptions. Based on Being Human event ‘The humanity lawyers’, this post ‘lifts the wig’ on the complex ethical and personal issues of representing others.

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  • Mischievous (mis)translation

    29 January, 2016

    By Dr James Hadley and Dr Dominic Glyn | In this post we travel on a magical mystery tour of mistranslation. From presents translated into ducks to Hitler talking about air conditioning, translation can be a tricky affair.

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  • The place of poetry

    21 January, 2016

    By Francesca Brooks & Jess Cotton | How do academic research and poetic practice connect? Two researchers join poets Hilary Davies and Nancy Campbell to discuss creative and academic practice, and the place of poetry in public life.

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  • The Sleep Of Reason

    15 January, 2016

    By Eddie Robson | This post features a dystopic short story inspired by Lancaster’s After Dark festival, which explores a world where computers are used to access the human brain as people sleep, in order to increase productivity.

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