200th anniversary of the death of Lord Byron

Post contributed by Lorna, Student Experience Ambassador Lord Byron was an influential literary figure who helped influence the Romantic movement inthe late 18th and 19th centuries. The Romantic movement focused on the human condition,emotion, imagination and individualism as a rebellion to the rationalism and order of theEnlightenment period. George Gordon Byron, commonly known as Lord … Continue reading “200th anniversary of the death of Lord Byron”

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Rama Navami 17 April

Celebrating Rama Navami: The Divine Birth of Lord Rama Post contributed by Lorna, Student Experience Ambassador As the spring season blooms with a sense of renewal, Hindus around the world begin tocelebrate Rama Navami — a dharmic religious festival commemorating the birth of Lord Rama,the seventh incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Rama Navami falls on the … Continue reading “Rama Navami 17 April”

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Henry Mancini – centenary

Post submitted by Caitlin, Student Experience Ambassador 16 April marks the centenary of the birth of Henry Mancini,  American composer, conductor, arranger, pianist and flautist. He is often cited as one of the greatest composers in the history of film. On this day, we celebrate a musical genius whose compositions shaped the very fabric of … Continue reading “Henry Mancini – centenary”

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Vaisakhi 13 April

Post contributed by Caitlin, Student Experience Ambassador Vaisakhi is festival celebrated by Sikhs worldwide which commemorates the founding of the Sikh community, known as Khalsa, in 1699. It is celebrated each year on the 13th or 14th April.  Beyond its religious roots, the festival embodies unity, equality and service. It also marks the harvest festival in the … Continue reading “Vaisakhi 13 April”

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75th anniversary of NATO

Established in the aftermath of World War Two, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organisation) is the organisation that implements the North Atlantic Treaty, signed in Washington, D.C. on 4 April 1949. It is a collective security system, with its independent member states agreeing to defend each other against attacks by third parties. Also called the North Atlantic … Continue reading “75th anniversary of NATO”

4 April 2024 by

Holi 25 March

Holi, also called the festival of sharing and love or the festival of colours, is a Hindu two-day festival in the Spring. This year Holi is on 25 March, with Chhoti Holi or Holika Dahan being celebrated on 24 March. The holiday is officially celebrated on the full moon day of the month of Phalguna … Continue reading “Holi 25 March”

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Nowruz 20 March

Post contributed by Caitlin, Student Experience Ambassador Nowruz, also known as Persian New Year, starts at different times across different hemispheres, but is generally marked by the first day of Spring. In 2010, the UN declared March 21st as International Nowruz Day. Nowruz is all about celebrating new beginnings: the start of the new year, the … Continue reading “Nowruz 20 March”

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