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Colin Riordan

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Vice-Chancellor’s all-staff email – September 2019

Posted on 3 October 2019 by Colin Riordan

Dear colleague When I was a student of German literature back in the late 1970s I remember obtaining real satisfaction from understanding the novella form and recognising the various features that distinguished it in the German tradition. One of these was the ‘unerhörte Begebenheit’ — the unheard-of event, to translate more or less literally —
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Environmental expert advises UEB

Posted on 26 September 2019 by Colin Riordan

At the recent UEB away day we had a PESTLE session to explore the Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Legal and Environmental risks, challenges and opportunities facing the University.  We will share future PESTLE sessions in the UEB blog. I invited Professor Lorraine Whitmarsh, Director – Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformation to help us
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Major presence at Eisteddfod

Posted on 31 July 2019 by Damian Walford Davies

Many colleagues have been hard at work at Welsh cultural festivals this summer to showcase their research and teaching. Thousands of people came to our tent and enjoyed our hands-on activities at both the Urdd Eisteddfod in Cardiff Bay and the Tafwyl festival in Cardiff. I attended both events and was impressed by the excellence
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Colin Riordan

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Vice-Chancellor’s all-staff email – July 2019

Posted on 29 July 2019 by Colin Riordan

Dear colleague The Brexit saga has now claimed the scalps of two Prime Ministers since 2016, and it remains to be seen whether Mr Johnson can avoid the fate suffered by recent Conservative leaders, all of whom have become impaled on the issue of Europe in one form or another. That looks a more difficult
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