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at Herstmonceux Castle, U.K.



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Explore Newsletter - October 28 Edition

Halloween is upon us, so this week’s issue features all the ghastly goings on at the castle. Remember to keep an eye out for the Headless Drummer! On a more serious note, if you’re still looking to work in the community, please take the time to read the request from the Herstmonceux Royal British Legion for volunteers this November. It is an extremely worthwhile cause!

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Explore Newsletter - October 21 Edition

Are you a student or a student group with a great idea or project that can help you learn and work in service to the community? In this week’s issue, be sure to check out our information on the Student Initiative Fund. There’s information on how to celebrate Bonfire Night, and this week’s Staff Profile features Duncan Watkinson, the Special Projects Officer.

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Upcoming Guest Speakers: Sean Silcoff

Monday 9th November, from 10am, in The Ballroom

In 2009, BlackBerry controlled half of the World’s smartphone market. Today that number is estimated to be around only one percent. What went so wrong?

The Bader International Study Centre, Queen’s University, Canada is very pleased to welcome Sean Silcoff, co-author of ‘Losing the Signal’: The Untold Story Behind the Extraordinary Rise and Spectacular Fall of BlackBerry, to Herstmonceux Castle this November 9th.

Winter 2016 Arrivals Details

Arrivals and Departures Policy Updates

Please note that the Arrivals and Departures Policy has been updated. Students travelling to the BISC in Winter 2016 should please take note of the changes. These updates simplify the changes made prior to the 2015-16 academic year.


Airport transfers are offered on set days only and are not guaranteed at other times. In order to reserve a seat on the transfer coach from the airport you should ensure that you arrive at the airport on the official arrival day.


Research and Publication News - Dr. Rachael Johnstone

Dr Rachael Johnstone of the Bader International Study Centre has recently published a blog on the IPAC Impact Forum. The forum is for ‘pracademics’ to discuss politics, policy, and public administration. Comments from public servants, academics, students, and all others are encouraged.

The blog provides three key facts about Abortion Access in Canada, and exposes three popular misconceptions about abortion access as nothing but myth!

Read the full blog here

Research and Publication News - Dr. Shannon Smith

This weekend sees the culmination of a two-year-long research project by Dr. Shannon Smith of The Bader International Study Centre.

Dr. Smith, Assistant Professor of English Literature at the Institute, has been volunteering as a dramaturge and historical consultant for a production of two rarely seen Victorian comedies – ‘The Game of Speculation’ and ‘Box and Cox ‘— at the Stables Theatre, Hastings, since 2013.