PROFESSOR JAMES BASKER, BARNARD COLLEGE COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
Our year 12s and 13s were fortunate enough to have the opportunity this week to listen to an interdisciplinary lecture delivered by Professor James Basker from Columbia University. The lecture discussed the power of poetry and its role in the abolition of slavery in the 18th Century. This was a powerful topic that was wonderfully delivered in both a stimulating and at times moving way. Professor Basker wrote to me later to say that he thoroughly enjoyed the probing questions from our students; a fantastic academic and intellectual opportunity for them all.
SUMMER PROGRAMS IN THE US
Education USA, the US state funded body for the promotion of US education are holding an information evening about summer study programs at US Colleges and Universities. Seehttp://shanghaipas1118.vasee.com/ for more details and to register for the event on Monday 18th November.
INTERESTED IN STUDYING MEDICINE?
There will be a two day course for year 12 students at Liverpool Medical School in England on December 16th and 17th. The course is designed to give students insight into what it means to be a doctor and also a greater understanding of undergraduate medical degrees. For more information on the conference and for details on how to apply, see http://www.lmi.org.uk/6thFormConference.aspx
OPEN DAYS AT UK UNIVERSITIES IN THE DECEMBER HOLIDAYS.
There are a number of university open days that are happening at UK universities over the December holidays, see http://opendays.com/calendar/ for more details. If the university you are interested in does not have an open day when you are in the UK it is always worth getting in touch with the Admissions office or International Office to see if they can arrange something for your visit. They may be able to arrange for you to meet a faculty member or find a member of staff that can give you a tour of the campus and answer some of your questions.
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