October has come and gone at Harlaxton Manor with the semester nearly more than halfway over! To get more insight on what Fall 2016 Students are writing about this month, check out The Lion's Roar blog featuring blog posts on Meet-A-Family, study advice, and travel hacks.
Happy 45th Anniversary Harlaxton!
Harlaxton College celebrated it's 45th birthday this past month. To celebrate, we released a video to show our love and support for such a wonderful institution filled with tradition and academic achievement. Check it out down below!
Schroeder Lounge Grand Opening Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony
We welcomed John C. and Diane Schroeder for the grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony of the newly renovated Schroeder Lounge located on the first floor of the manor. We could not be more grateful for their generosity and loyalty throughout the years! Harlaxton also hosted the annual Advisory Council and Trustee dinner held in the Great Hall. A grand night was had by all.
Harlaxton October house competitions this month consisted of Taboo, Futsal (indoor soccer) and Pumpkin Carving. The house currently with the highest number of points is Gregory with (36pts), Mercia (28pts), Pegasus (28pts), and Newton (22pts).
British Studies Faculty News
Dr. David Green
Harlaxton British Studies Professor Dr. David Green published an article titled: 'Imperial Policy and Military Practice in the Plantagenet Dominions, c.1337-c.1453', in the Journal of Medieval Military History, XIV (2016). Dr. Green also gave a paper at the University of Winchester: 'The Black Prince's Tomb: Contexts, Questions and Incongruities.'
The University of Evansville Phi Beta Delta
The University of Evansville has recently been designated as the Theta Eta Chapter of the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars.
Students interested in becoming a member of Phi Beta Delta must have a 3.2 minimum GPA, have studied abroad/be currently studying abroad, or be an international student.
For more information about Phi Beta Delta or how to become a member, contact Greta Becker at email@example.com
First Long Weekend
Two college-organized trips were arranged for the first long weekend to Ireland and Scotland.
The Ireland group had one full day to explore the city of Dublin and two day-trips to Giant's Causeway and the Cliffs of Moher. Students that attended the Scotland trip had one free day in the historical city of Edinburgh, and two day-trips to Loch Ness and the Highlands as well as St. Andrews & Fishing Villages of Fife.
The North Wales group ventured to North Wales over the second weekend of October where they stayed at a seaside resort in the city of Llandudno.
The Lake District is one of Britain's most popular tourist destinations and is usually a favorite among the students. It attracts outdoors enthusiasts to participate in activities such as canoeing, kayaking, ghyll scrambling, horseback riding, mountain biking and hiking.
Bath & Stonehenge
The last college-organized weekend trip for the month of October was to the culturally rich city of Bath, which is well known for its mineral baths and Georgian architecture. The highlight of this trip was a visit to the iconic Stonehenge.
The entire student body took a half-day field trip to the Southwell Workhouse for tours to learn about the significance of workhouses in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
Students and several faculty members also ventured this month to Liverpool, Chatsworth, York, and Newark on Trent.
Lincolnshire Pride Magazine
Harlaxton Manor gardener Andrew Potter was featured in Lincolnshire Pride Magazine showcasing Harlaxton's beautiful gardens and conservatory.
With the United States election in full swing, students were invited to stop in the Student Development Office to send in their Absentee Ballot for the upcoming election held on November 8th, 2016 while also grabbing a spot of tea and biscuits.
Students from the University of Lincoln spent a lovely evening touring around the manor, hanging out with Harlaxton students, and carving pumpkins in honor of the Halloween season.
Gold Room Lecture
Click the link down below to view our latest Gold Room lecture given by David Ibitson: Some Manly Words for Boys by Manly Men: boy’s own adventure and the Victorian instruction of heroic masculinity.
The late 19th century saw a rise in urban escape programs for youths, and organizations like the Boys’ Brigade set out to get young boys out of the city and into the countryside for the good of their health. Yet, the health of the nation was also at stake, and the rhetoric of... such organizations began to combine healthy travel with the heroic manliness of the imperial hero. At the same time, boys’ journals such as Boys of England and the Boy’s Own Paper grew in popularity, claiming a key role in teaching what they saw as the right kind of masculinity to the nation’s youth. Writers like G Henty and H Rider Haggard, in their boy’s adventure novels, constructed an idealized masculinity heavily influenced by explorers like Henry Morton Stanley and David Livingstone. At this time, both the physical and national body were seen as dependent on the revitalizing power of the outdoors, and popular literature was key in defining and popularizing a specific type of Victorian masculinity.