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Monday 27 February
'Wait while lights flash!': Studying Linguistics
Location: University of Westminster, UG05, 309 Regent Street, London, W1B 2HW
Speaker: Patricia Ashby
What we understand is not always the same as what the speaker means. It’s the task of Linguistics – the scientific study of Language – to explain these discrepancies.
Discover Chinese language and culture
Location: University of Westminster, Room RS315, 309 Regent Street, London, W1B 2HW
Speaker: Cangbai Wang
It is not easy to answer the question of what China is: is it a culture, a civilization, or a nation-state? What is the 'China dream' really about, and how can it affect people living across the continent? Come and find out more.
Tuesday 28 February
The place of religion in secular society: from dialogue to tolerance
Location: University of Westminster, The Boardroom, 309 Regent Street, London, W1B 2HW
Speakers: Reverend Canon Michael Hampel, St Paul’s Cathedral
David Pollock, British Humanist Association
Frank Cranmer and David Pocklington, Law and Religion UK blog
Discover Swedish language and culture
Location: University of Westminster, Room 401, 309 Regent Street, London, W1B 2HW
Speaker: Christina Nilsson
There is so much more to Swedish culture than ABBA, IKEA and pickled herring. In this session you will discover aspects of Swedish culture and language that go beyond what is conventionally known. Come and be surprised.
Wednesday 1 March
Understanding differences in crime and justice around the world: why study Criminology?
Location: University of Westminster, Cayley Room, RS152, 309 Regent Street, London, W1B 2HW
Speaker: Sacha Darke
This session introduces the Criminology BA at University of Westminster. It addresses two questions: why study criminology? And why study crime and justice in other parts of the world?
Globalisation has important implications for criminology. Cocaine produced in South America, for example, increasingly makes its way to North America and Europe, but at the same time the motivations for young men to get involved in the drugs trade in Rio de Janeiro or London are still quite different. Similarly, across the world more and more people are being sent to prison, but average prison sentences remain far lower in Scandanavian countries like Sweden and Norway than in the United States.
Thursday 2 March
Being political, becoming international: engaging with a dynamic and diverse world - why study International Relations?
Friday 3 March
Silent film Broken Blossoms (1919), with cinema organ played by Donald Mackenzie
Location: Regent Street cinema, 309 Regent Street, London, W1B 2HW
Cheng Huan leaves his native China because he "dreams to spread the gentle message of Buddha to the Anglo-Saxon lands", but his idealism fades as he is faced with the brutal reality of London's gritty inner-city. When he becomes involved in protecting a young girl from her violent and xenophobic father he falls in love with her, but there is trouble when the father discovers that his daughter is staying with a foreigner.