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Events This Week

On Thursday 23rd at 5.30pm in the Sir James Knott Hall - IAS Lecture. Dr Nathan Citino will reinterpret the history of U.S.-Arab debates about modernization. Rather than focus narrowly on the Arab-Israeli conflict or "what went wrong" with Arab development, Dr Citino compares American anti-communist agendas with a wide range of Arab perspectives -nationalist, Islamist, and communist - on the future of the Middle East. Drawing on extensive research in English and Arabic, Dr Citino argues that cold war-era modernizers conceived of historical change similarly despite political differences. Their references to aerospace and speed illustrate how cutting-edge technologies affect ideas about progress, an influence that has more recently shaped perceptions of the "Arab Spring."

Art Exhibition

The preview is from 11:30am on Sunday 26 October 2014 and the exhibition continues in College until Friday 5 December 2014.

Trevelyan College


I moved from photographing the landscape in 2007 to painting it as the result of a heart attack. I still record and interpret landscape - now in colour paint instead of on black and white film. When the weather is too harsh to go out and paint in the landscape, work begins in the studio painting flowers from full bloom into decay."


"I am a printmaker, and for the past two years I have been creating bodies of work influenced by regional identity. Living in Berwick-upon-Tweed on the Scottish English border, I am interested in how regional identity exists, continues and thrives irrespective of political and artificial boundaries. In tandem with this, I am also concerned with the cyclic nature of events. How we witness the past in the present and the present in the past."

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