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Linguistics / Literature - History / Archeology - 23.10.2010
Austen's famous style may not be hers after all
Austen's famous style may not be hers after all
Arts 23 Oct 10 Austen's 'The History of England', a spoof history written by a teenage Jane Austen. Image by kind permission of the British Library and Jane Austen's Fiction Manuscripts Digital Edition. The polished prose of Emma and Persuasion was the product of an interventionist editor, an Oxford University academic has found.

Mathematics - Linguistics / Literature - 15.09.2010
Numbers, books & apps
Numbers, books & apps
Science Pete Wilton | 15 Sep 10 When he came to write his latest book Oxford University's Marcus du Sautoy decided he wanted to go beyond the printed page. For The Num8er My5teries he created a series of 'apps' that enable iPhone users to explore the ideas and games within the book and recently wrote for The Guardian on what apps can bring to books.

Linguistics / Literature - 23.07.2010
University archive inspires Hollywood directors
University archive inspires Hollywood directors
A film to be made by Hollywood directors Ridley Scott and Kevin Macdonald was inspired by day diaries kept in the University of Sussex Mass Observation Archive. People around the world are being asked to upload personal films about their lives on YouTube tomorrow (Saturday 24 July) for the biggest ever user-generated film to be made.

Environment - Linguistics / Literature - 01.06.2010
Count your chickens (and robins and pigeons...), urge researchers working to protect birds
Count your chickens (and robins and pigeons...), urge researchers working to protect birds
People could help to prevent species of birds from becoming extinct by recording sightings of all kinds of birds online, including common species, according to a new study published today in PLoS Biology . The researchers behind the study, from Imperial College London, are urging the public to become 'citizen scientists' to help prevent today's common bird species from becoming threatened tomorrow.

Earth Sciences - Linguistics / Literature - 05.05.2010
Scientists celebrate 25th anniversary of ozone hole discovery
Scientists celebrate 25th anniversary of ozone hole discovery
An international group of scientists will gather at the University of Cambridge on Friday 7 May 2010 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the discovery of the hole in the ozone layer, one of the most dramatic scientific findings of modern times. The event will be web cast live. The seminal paper, published in the journal Nature, alerted the world to a major environmental threat and paved the way for concerted international action to address the problem.

Linguistics / Literature - 28.02.2010
There and Back Again: The Hobbit at The Bodleian Library
There and Back Again: The Hobbit at The Bodleian Library
Art 01 Mar 10 A small display of Tolkein's original artwork and manuscripts will be on display Thursday, 4 March The Bodleian Library is taking part in World Book Day 2010 by exhibiting a selection of JRR Tolkien's original artwork which was used to illustrate . A unique manuscript of Hobbit doodles and a rare first edition of the book will also be on display.

Linguistics / Literature - 08.10.2009
The letters of Robert Southey to go online
PA 263/09 Thousands of letters written by the controversial Poet Laureate Robert Southey (1774-1843) are to be published in full and for the first time on a free access website. Once complete The Collected Letters of Robert Southey will contain some 7,000 letters penned between 1791 and 1839. This major new edition, which will be complete in 2014, is being undertaken by a team of internationally acknowledged experts led by Dr Lynda Pratt from the School of English Studies at The University of Nottingham.

History / Archeology - Linguistics / Literature - 24.06.2009
Showcasing the secrets of Caistor Roman Town
PA 173/09 In December 2007 a team of experts, led by The University of Nottingham, unveiled an extraordinary set of high-resolution images that gave an insight into the plan of the Roman town of Venta Icenorum at Caistor St Edmund in Norfolk. The new research demonstrated that Caistor is a site of international importance — and tomorrow there will be an event to showcase the work and to clarify some of the mysteries of this buried roman town and highlight the impact of the research in developing Caistor as a cultural resource for Norfolk.