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February 2019

English and Drama A-Level Revision Day – Wednesday 20 February 2019

20th February 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Queen Mary University of London, 327 Mile End Road
London, E1 4NS
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English and Drama A-Level Revision Day – Practical Help with A-Level Topics Group sessions with top academics from Queen Mary will look at key A-level English and Drama texts and concepts to help with your revision. Wednesday 20 February 2019 10:00-16:00 Rooms TBC, QMUL – Mile End Free, book online: http://bit.ly/sedrevisionday2019  

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Inaugural Lecture: Barbara Taylor – Tuesday 26 February 2019

26th February 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
ArtsTwo Lecture Theatre, Mile End Road
London, E1 4NS
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Professor Barbara Taylor Chair- Professor Cora Kaplan The philosopher mediating alone in his study is a cliché of western culture. But behind the hackneyed image lies a long history of controversy. Was solitude the ‘school of genius’, as Edward Gibbon claimed, or did it breed irrationalism, dogmatism and melancholy, as Dr Johnson and others insisted?  In the 1730s David Hume suffered a breakdown which he attributed to his solitary philosophising; three decades later, in a much-publicised quarrel with Jean-Jacques Rousseau,…

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