Festival highlights for #BloomsburyFest 2013

We are pleased to announce the School of Advanced Study’s programme for the Bloomsbury Festival 2013 which runs from October 15 – 20. This vibrant set of events features contributions from across the University of London and celebrates the people, places, and histories of Bloomsbury. Introducing our festival theme – Ministry of Communication Our festival… Continue reading Festival highlights for #BloomsburyFest 2013

Get your adrenaline rush this weekend: Parkour training at the #Bloomsbury Festival

Looking for something a bit unusual for the weekend? Why not learn some Parkour at the Bloomsbury Festival!  Parkour is an athletic discipline based around free and efficient movement through urban space.  Here’s your chance to learn the basics and see Parkour athletes in training.  Join the School of Advanced Study, University of London for… Continue reading Get your adrenaline rush this weekend: Parkour training at the #Bloomsbury Festival

From the archives: The end of the war and the return of academics to Senate House

The continuous day-and-night occupation with no break at week-ends or holiday times, made routine maintenance difficult. This year’s Bloomsbury Festival takes as a theme the idea of subverting the Ministry of Information as a Ministry of Communication.  We talked in detail about this theme in an earlier post (The Ministry of Communication at #BloomsburyFest 2013).… Continue reading From the archives: The end of the war and the return of academics to Senate House

From the archives: First Aid at the Ministry of Information – J. Hunter Dunn’s First Aid Book

Miss J. Hunter Dunn, Miss J. Hunter Dunn, Furnish’d and burnish’d by Aldershot sun – John Betjeman, A Subaltern’s Love Song In preparation for this year’s Bloomsbury Festival we are exploring various documents in the Senate House Library archives that look at Senate House during its occupation as the Ministry of Information. In our previous… Continue reading From the archives: First Aid at the Ministry of Information – J. Hunter Dunn’s First Aid Book

From the archives: University workers conscripted by Ministry of Information

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It will be seen that the requirements of the Ministry over the last seven years, including six most difficult years under war conditions, have been very exacting, and far beyond those of the University in normal times In preparation for this year’s Bloomsbury Festival (15-20 October 2013) the School of Advanced Study have been searching… Continue reading From the archives: University workers conscripted by Ministry of Information

The Senses at #BloomsburyFest 2013

Our senses make the world that we experience come alive.  Artists realised this long ago, so have those who wish to convey a message whether it be personal, political, or religious.  At this year’s Bloomsbury Festival there are various events that attempt to challenge your senses or to convey important issues through sound, movement, or… Continue reading The Senses at #BloomsburyFest 2013