Conflict and peace

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Conflict and peace

University of Exeter Stories from Syria - Accounts from the Syrian Civil WarStories from Syria: accounts from the Syrian civil war, University of Exeter

Father Mourad, a Syrian Catholic priest, who was snatched by Islamic State from his monastery and ultimately rescued by Muslim friends, will discuss his experiences and the importance of inter-faith relationships in this event at Exeter Cathedral. We will also hear from Bashar, an Aleppo-trained paediatrician who was granted asylum in the UK in 2015 after twice being detained by the Assad regime. He is now a poet and a teaching assistant in London.

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university-of-london-in-paris-a-moveable-feast-being-human-in-parisA Moveable Feast: Being Human in Paris, Paris (University of London Institute in Paris)

In the days after last November’s horrific attacks in Paris, people laid copies of Hemingway’s Moveable Feast around the neighbourhoods affected. This event in the heart Montparnasse, Hemingway’s old stamping ground, will be an opportunity to reflect on the significance of American culture for Paris and where we are now, one year after ‘the Bataclan’.

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Salford 20 years onTwenty years on: Manchester and the IRA bomb, University of Salford

On 15 June 1996, a bomb devastated Manchester’s city centre. It proved to be a pivotal moment in the history and regeneration of Manchester, and in this one-off event, a panel of writers, performers and academics will offer short reflections on the cultural legacy of the event but the focus will be on the subsequent group discussion and personal responses of the audience.

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