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Art and the Self: “I am my own Muse”

We’ve talked about women in Science, but what about women in Art? PhD student Nicole Maniero (2017) curated a mini exhibition of artists’ self-portraits for International Women’s Day. “I am my own Muse”. Frida Kahlo’s famous quote inspired Nicole to explore the complex relationship between artists and their identities and bodies, and the ways we as viewers engage with self-portraits.  A literature student researching representation of objects in Italian stories,…

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The Parmee Prize

The 2016 Parmee Prize competition was held on Wednesday evening this week. Five entrants, who had been selected during the first round of the competition last week, had the opportunity…

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Where is St David?

By Ben Guy (2013), PhD Student in Anglo-Saxon, Norse & Celtic On the evening of the 1st of March, in a little house on Hobart Road, five friends will gather…

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