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Campus News


Harlaxton Players Performance
The Spring 2017 Harlaxton Players, a theatre group comprised of current Harlaxton students, hosted their end-of-semester performance on Tuesday, March 28 in the Ridgway Great Hall. With four 10 minutes plays written, directed and performed by University of Evansville and Western Kentucky University students, Harlaxton College Spring 2017 students enjoyed an hours worth of entertainment and theatrical talent. 



British Studies Honors Poster Presentations
Spring 2017 British Studies Honors students presented their honors projects in the Ridgway Great Hall on Wednesday, March 8. Prompted to create a poster about selected British Studies topics, the posters were put on display in the Great Hall for students, faculty and staff to peruse and ask questions to the honors students about their research.



St. Patrick's Day Bonfire 

To celebrate St. Patrick's Day, the Harlaxton College Student Development Office hosted an evening-long bonfire for students to roast British s'mores, drink hot chocolate and snack on popcorn and crisps. Taking place in the field adjacent to the Carriage House, students explored a part of the grounds otherwise unfamiliar to them while enjoying the snacks and warmth of the large bonfire. 

Academics

British Studies Professor to Present at Victorian Studies Association
Dr. Amber Pouliot, a PhD graduate from the University of Leeds, England, and expert on Victorian literature, was recently accepted into the Australian Victorian Studies Association to present a conference paper in Melbourne, Australia this summer. Dr. Pouliot was also recently accepted into the North American Association of Victorian Studies annual conference in Florence, Italy. 

Visiting Faculty Gold Room Lecture 
Spring 2017 visiting faculty member Dr. Germaine Paulo Walsh, a professor of political science at Texas Lutheran University, recently presented a Gold Room Lecture titled "Truth, Lies, and Poetic Vision: Tolkien's Response to Plato's Charge that Poetry Offers 'Lies' Masquerading as Truth."
 You can see her presentaiton by clicking here. 

British Studies Professor Presents at Canterbury Christ Church University
Current British Studies professor Dr. David Green recently presented a paper at the Canterbury Christ Church University titled 'The Tomb of Edward the Black Prince: Incongruities and Questions."  Dr. Green, a PhD graduate from the University of Nottingham, is a member of the Royal Historical Society with an interest in medieval Britain, Ireland and France. 

Travel

Long Weekend: Paris

A popular school-led trip among students, the Paris long weekend adventure was filled with visits to the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Versailles and the Louvre. From Michelin Star restaurants to delicious macaroons from Ladurée, students were found indulging in delicious food while exploring one of the most romantic cities in the world. 


 
Long Weekend: Barcelona
With attractions like the La Sagrada Familia Catholic church, the Gothic Quarter, and Park Guell, Barcelona, Spain is another popular long weekend trip among the Harlaxton students. A weekend filled with a warmer Mediterranean climate and visits to the beach, students enjoyed a much needed break from the dreary UK weather. 
 
The Lake District
Students became one with nature on the infamous Harlaxton College Lake District trip where they spent the weekend hiking the beautiful trails of northwestern England, canoeing, and ghyll scrambling (waterfall climbing.) A location where famous writers, including Peter Rabbit's Beatrix Potter and Romantic poet William Wordsworth, got their inspiration, this trip comes at a perfect time in the middle of the semester for students to reflect on their time studying abroad. 


Long Weekend: Portugal Habitat for Humanity Build
Marking the first year students travelled to help a Habitat for Humanity team build a home for a local family, selected students spent their long weekend in Braga, Portugal under the guidance of University of Evansville's Dr. Holly Carter. Instead of relaxing on the beaches of Barcelona or indulging in delicious Parisian macaroons, the Habitat for Humanity students spent their time getting down and dirty by digging ditches, layering brick walls and tearing down old structures. 

 
The Manor

News from the Manor Archives
Linda Dawes, College Librarian, has commenced work on cataloguing materials held in the Manor Archives using Archives Hub. It will be an ongoing project, but descriptions of the first collection to be uploaded - The Gregory Family Collection - can be accessed here. The latest additions to the archives include some beautiful stereo graphs shared by Stephen Crane, relative of Mrs. Van Der Elst's butler. The Gregory Gregory portrait hangs above the lost stone doorway in the Great Hall.

 
The Community

Students Volunteer to Help Local Nonproft
Spring 2017 students volunteered at ASDA grocery store to help raise money for Grantham Passage, a local organization dedicated to aiding the homeless population in the town. Students spent their morning and afternoon bagging grocery items while collecting over £1,000 in donations for the nonprofit organization. 

The Lion's Roar
Looking for additional ways to keep up with the students? Follow the Harlaxton blog,
The Lion's Roar, for stories, insights and advice from current students living at the Manor. If alumni are interested in guest writing for The Lion's Roar please contact the Spring 2017 Media Intern Nolan Miles at nmiles@harlaxton.ac.uk. 
 
 
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