Are you interested in foreign cultures, passionate about languages and want to learn more about exciting places? On the last Thursday of the month, ‘Pint-sized philosophy’ is run by the Department of Languages at the University of Chester. It is a great means to learn more about other countries in a laid-back atmosphere. The sessions are normally run in English by lecturers of Universities in the North West. Grab a glass of wine or a cuppa and join us.
During the 1960s the idea that the Canadian province of Quebec should become an independent country has found more and more support in the population. Emboldened by de Gaulle’s Vive le Québec libre!) (Long live free Quebec) in front of the Town Hall, the radical FLQ (Front fort he Liberation of Quebec), kidnapped a British diplomat and caused a major political crisis in the second half of 1970. This talk tries to understand why the independence movement got so important and why it has gotten less popular over the last 25 years.
1hr 52 | Headstrong Willis is in the early stages of dementia so his son, John, brings him to stay with him. Unfortunately, his best intentions ultimately run up against Willis’ adamant refusal to change his way of life.
1hr 38 | A festive follow-up to A Street Cat Named Bob. Busker James Bowen faces losing his companion Bob when animal welfare officials question if a homeless person living in a shelter should own a cat.
The 1990s was a simpler time. Many people look back on that time with sweet nostalgia, and what better way to indulge in performative sentimentality than through a whimsical consideration of Yuletide rituals in the popular 90s sitcom, Friends.
Since the first publication of Theodor Seuss Geisel’s story How the Grinch Stole Christmas there have been numerous adaptations. Looking back at some of these, this lecture considers our cultural fascination with the act of adaptation.