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Special School’s Screening – Wednesday 9 November 2022

Schools may apply for up to 10 pupil places at this special screening which is followed by workshops at the School of Modern Languages and Cultures at Durham University. Pupils are asked to bring their own packed lunch.
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Journée d’étude sur l’enseignement de l’écriture créative dans la classe de français

The School of Modern Language and Cultures and the Centre for Foreign Language Study are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the "Journée d’étude sur l’enseignement de l’écriture créative dans la classe de français", which will be held in Collingwood and virtually on 9 September 2022.
Collingwood College external view with stag statue

Winners of Durham University’s first creative writing contest in French announced

The School of Modern Language and Cultures and the Centre for Foreign Language Study are pleased to announce the winners of their first creative writing contest in French.
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Patricia Manzano Rodriguez wins prize!

The winner of the 2022 Juan Facundo Riaño Essay Prize.
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County Durham pupils crack the code and become ‘language detectives’ at Durham University

Secondary-school pupils from County Durham recently became certified ‘language detectives’ after completing a series of after-school sessions delivered by School of Modern Languages & Cultures undergraduates, who acted as language ambassadors.
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French Slogan Writing Competition

We are delighted to launch a slogan competition in French on the themes of ‘le français et moi’ and ‘apprendre le français’
Information on writing French Slogan

Professor Daniel Newman's 'The Sultan's Feast' featured on the BBC and in The National

Professor Daniel Newman was recently interviewed by the BBC for an article on the history of maamoul, a biscuit that is enjoyed at the end of both Lent and Ramadan. 
Eat Like A Sultan

Ruth Clarke appointed as New Writing North and Durham University Translator in Residence

New Writing North and Durham University are delighted to announce that Ruth Clarke has been appointed as the inaugural Translator in Residence.

Bigas Luna Tribute in New York City on 18-22 March at the Quad Cinema

The Bigas Luna Tribute announces a new in-person event in New York City this month (March 18-22) at Quad Cinema in Manhattan (34 W. 13th St, NY10011).
Poster for Bigas Luna Tribute

Review of Nikolay Myakovsky: A Composer and His Times by Professor Patrick Zuk

Professor Zuk's monograph was recently reviewed in the Gramophone and the Irish Times
Book cover of Nikolay Myaskovsky: A Composer and his times

Visit and Talk by Dr Ignacio Cartagena Núñez, Consul General of Spain in Edinburgh

You are warmly invited to a talk by Dr Ignacio Cartagena Núñez, Consul General of Spain in Edinburgh on 8th March 2022 at 5:30pm at BDR (formerly Senior Common Room), University College
Ignacio Cartagena Nunez
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