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at Herstmonceux Castle, U.K.



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Explore Newsletter - February 24th Edition

Welcome back! We’re back into the swing of things at the castle after a fantastic Mid-Term Trip! This Saturday at 7:30pm, the BISC choir is hosting the choir of St Hilda’s College Oxford for a joint performance of Mozart’s Coronation Mass. The Headless Drummer will be open for Trivia Night afterwards, so pop down and put those general knowledge skills to the test! There is also an important date for your diary coming up in March. Motivational speaker Spencer West is coming to the castle on March 7th to share his truly inspirational life story and lessons. Don’t miss it!

Explore Newsletter - February 3rd Edition

The BISC’s Arts Week has been very well attended and we’re happy to say that the week’s activities do not end there!  This Friday we have the annual BISC Charity Auction. Come along to the Ballroom at 8pm and help us to raise money for three charities: One local, one Canadian and one international. It’s also Superbowl Sunday this weekend, so head along to the cricket pitch for a game of flag at 2pm, and then the C1 lounge is the place to be to stay up to the wee hours and watch the Big Game! (Foam fingers optional.)

Upcoming Guest Speakers: Dr Shara Rambarran

'99 Problems' but Danger Mouse IS ONE - Wednesday 3rd February, 7pm in The Conference Room.

Join Shara as she discusses the evolution of the music producer Brian Burton.

Musician, songwriter and producer, Brian Burton has been nominated for 18 Grammy Awards and has won 5. His stage alter-ego, 'Danger Mouse', was listed as Esquire Magazine's 75 most influential people of the 21st century. 

Dr. Shara Rambarran is the Editor of The Oxford Handbook of Music & Virtuality (2016)  and The Ashgate Research Companion of Popular Music Education (forthcoming).


Explore Newsletter - January 27th Edition

Next week is BISC Arts Week, so we have a packed schedule of workshops, talks and trips to choose from every single day. But that’s a whole weekend away, so before that, be sure to head down to the Elizabethan Room and support our brave volunteers at Open Mic Night this Friday. Acts of any kind are welcome, so grab a friend, or form your very own super-group!

We end the issue by continuing our series of Student Government profiles, with the spotlight on Alex Rea and Will Hamilton from B-Block.

Explore Newsletter - January 20th Edition

Make sure you sign up for The Amazing Race 2.0 this Sunday! Eternal glory awaits the victors! To help you train, we are running open gym sessions this Friday, Saturday and Sunday, so if you’ve ever wondered how to get the most out of a particular piece of apparatus, why not pop down and find out?

We end this issue by profiling five members of your Student Government. Get the lowdown on your reps!

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Explore Newsletter - January 13th Edition

Do you have the Travel Bug? Be sure to sign up for the BISC’s first ever ‘Wanderlust’ showcase. Swap travel stories with fellow adventurers and share your love of travel! We also promote the last presentation at the castle by our Scholar in Residence, Skyler Hijazi. Come along for his talk, then stay for cake afterwards and wish him well! And this week’s staff profile features Geoff Nelson, our new Chemistry Prof.

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