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Month: November 2015

SIMON ARMITAGE SETS OUT HIS STALL AS PROFESSOR OF POETRY — Oxford Today

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On a cold winter’s night, the crowds pouring into the Examination Schools show that this is the only place to be in Oxford tonight. Simon Armitage is to give his inaugural lecture as the Professor of Poetry. The entire arts faculties and studentship seem to be here – next to me, a studious girl sits […]

MILITARY MEN OF FEELING — Arts & Humanities Research Council

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Imagine a solider and what do you think of? A tough, battle-hungry man with a stiff upper lip is the stereotypical image in the popular imagination. But researcher Dr. Holly Furneaux wants us to know about a far subtler soldier, the military man of feeling…

‘I’M DOING WHAT I DID AS A CHILD, BUT BIGGER’ – Psychologies

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From a flat in London’s Hackney, Lisa Comfort extols the benefits of crafts and home-making for a calmer existence.