IALIC adventures

It seems that quite a few of us will be travelling to Barcelona at the end of November for the annual IALIC conference (see earlier posting with the Call for Papers). So far, I know that I will be there in two teams (one with Jane Andrews; the other with Lou Harvey, Jess Bradley and Read More …

New staff, student and alumni publications

There are several new book chapters and articles written by our community coming out at present.  Left is the book that contains a chapter by Achilleas and Juup, which you can read more about on Achilleas’ blog. I am also adding articles by Duygu, Khwan, Dylan, and Richard and Juup to the boards in the EW C2 corridor today, Read More …

LANTERN Lunchtime Talks

LANTERN Lunchtime Talks Here is the information for two LANTERN Lunchtime talks that we have organised before Christmas. Paul and Alex are kindly providing food for theirs, which makes adds an even more social element to our community event. Both in EW C3.30 Academic identity and religious identity: cognitive dissonance in students’ higher education Paul Smith Read More …

Coming soon – the LANTERN Lunchtime talks

This is a new LANTERN initiative to share current research in our community. We are also hoping that there might be some involvement with the Islamic University of Gaza and Prof Nazmi Al-Masri. We have two of these in the pipeline in the next couple of months. The first will be on Friday 20th November Read More …

Congratulations to Achilleas on his new post at the University of Graz, Austria

Achilleas Kostoulas (PhD alumnus) is taking up a post at the University of Graz on 1st October in the ELT Research and Methodology centre. Huge congratulations from all of us in the LANTERN community Achilleas, and we look forward to following your new journey. Do come back and visit us from time to time. You can read Achilleas’ blog Read More …

Newsletter #8 (July 2015)

I am sitting on a patio, drinking coffee in the early morning sunshine in southern Spain, high up in the mountains but looking in the distance to the Med, reflecting on all that has happened recently and is set to happen soon. First of all, this is the moment to again congratulate all our new Read More …

Gaza online seminar series?

As reported in recent blog postings, PhD Education alumnus (from 1993), Professor Nazmi Al-Masri, from the Islamic University of Gaza, recently visited us as part of his UK trip to connect with colleagues (me included) from the AHRC-funded Researching Multilingually at Borders project – One idea that arose during Nazmi’s visit was that of our Read More …

Professor Nazmi Al-Masri’s visit to Manchester

Last Thursday we were very privileged to have Prof. Nazmi Al-Mari from the Islamic University Gaza (IUG) with us for an hour or so. Nazmi, an alumnus of the University of Manchester, had managed to leave Gaza for a few days in a seemingly rare opening of the borders. We are very grateful that he managed to Read More …