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Cowley Road: A History by Annie Skinner (Brookes Alumni)

Many former Brookes students will have memories of Cowley Road. Over the years the profile of the area has changed beyond recognition. In my book, Cowley Road: A History, I have attempted to create an original perspective of this dramatic transformation over half a century. Cowley Road nowadays is well known as a vibrant street, full of character, bohemian, multi-cultural, buzzing with political activity, interesting people and a thriving nightlife. While its history can be traced back for centuries, it became an established community from the mid-1850s onwards, but it is particularly after the post-war period that the most spectacular changes occurred. Cowley Road is within half a mile of the centre of one of Britain's most famous cities and has played an important role in Oxford's history and development, yet little has been written on it and its past is mostly untold. This is what I wanted to redress.

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Latest Research Achievements Online

The most recent issue (9) of Research Achievements (October 2004 to March 2005) is now available on the Arts and Humanities web site. The current and previous issues are available here

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Professor of History wins major grant from the Wellcome Trust

Professor Steven King has been awarded a Project Grant of £166,595 over three years for his work on 'Sickness, Poverty and Medical Relief in England, 1750-1851'. The award will fund a research assistant (Ms Alison Stringer), travel expenses, equipment and, in due course, a replacement lecturer. The project will investigate how the Poor Law acted as a provider of medical relief, and the experiences of the sick poor as medical consumers, using the records of six English counties during the Old Poor Law period and the first decades of the New Poor Law. The work will highlight regional differences, the effects of the medical marketplace, the role played by institutions, as well as the definition of sickness amongst the poor. Professor King is Director of the Centre for Health, Medicine and Society: Past and Present, located within the History Department.

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Professor of French wins Research Leave Award

Professor Seán Hand of the Department of Modern Languages has been successful in the AHRB’s Research Leave Scheme. The award will allow him to complete a book on Emmanuel Levinas (1906-1995), the Lithuanian-born French philosopher whose ethics engaged with both phenomenology and a specific Judaic heritage. The project will situate the full range of Levinas’ writings in their intellectual, political and aesthetic contexts, and demonstrate their influence on subsequent theorising, teaching and practice across a wide range of disciplines.

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Brookes contribution to Oxford-Princeton partnership

Professor Valerie Worth (Modern Languages) is giving a paper on "Marie de Gournay the Female Translator" in the session on "Women Writers and the Public" (Merton College, Oxford University, 2.15-4.15 Saturday 30 October 2004) in the conference "Women and the Book" organised by the Universities of Oxford and Princeton. She contributed to the recent critical edition of the works of this famous Renaissance woman writer, published by Honoré Champion (2002). In this paper she will be exploring Marie de Gournay's unusually assertive relationship with her (male) Parisian publishers.

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Raphael Exhibition Opens!

On Tuesday 19 October the Arts ministers of Italy and the United Kingdom will open the exhibition of Raphael: from Urbino to Rome at the National Gallery, London (until 16 January). This exhibition has been curated by Tom Henry (History of Art), and was previewed in recent days in the Times (‘Raphael Rocks’), Telegraph (‘There’s never been a Raphael show like it’), Evening Standard, Channel 4 News and BBC News at Ten. On Friday 16 October it was the subject of a Newsnight Late Review Special (‘Is this the greatest exhibition we’ll ever see?’), and a Channel 5 review follows on 3 November. Tom is also interviewed in a BBC1 docudrama (Raphael – A Mortal God) which will be screened on 31 October at 17:45. Enjoy!

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Latest issue of Research Achievements now online

The seventh issue of the Research Achievements bulletin is now online, giving an overview of the research activities ongoing in the School. To view the bulletin follow the links from the School’s home page.

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Research Studentship in English is available

The School of Arts and Humanities invites applications from UK or EU students for a full-time research studentship in English. Further details here

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Lecturer wins prestigious Thomas Mann Prize

Dr Malte Herwig, Lecturer in German Studies, has been awarded the Thomas Mann Prize by the Deutsche Thomas Mann-Gesellschaft for his forthcoming book on science in Mann's work. This is the first time that the prize has been awarded, and represents a considerable achievement for the author and the School. The award ceremony took place in Lübeck, Mann's birthplace, and was widely reported in the European media. The text of the citation can be found at and there are details about the book at

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