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Celebrating the Year of the Ox

(11 February 2021)

We are proud to be a global University, with staff and students from across the world.

We would like to wish all those celebrating the arrival of the Year of the Ox a very happy and healthy New Year.

Whilst we may not be able to celebrate together this year, why not welcome in the New Year by exploring some of our academic partnerships and cultural events related to South East Asia?

International partners

Our partnership with the Chinese Academy of Sciences has already given rise to an exciting new webinar series entitled Knowledge Across Borders.

Born out of a long-standing relationship of academic collaboration and partnership, the webinar series will cover subjects from palaeontology to astronomy, reflecting our joint commitment to stimulating new, creative and critical thinking.

You can watch the first two webinars in the series on our dedicated pages. 

Cultural showcase

Our Oriental Museum, which is home to collections from across South East Asia, as well as North Africa, is hosting an exhibition on Lu Xun, a leading left-wing writer and print maker who became one of the most important cultural figures of 20th century China.

Whilst we can’t welcome visitors to the exhibition in person, you can take an online tour to learn more about the fascinating work of Lu Xun and see how he transformed the ancient art of woodblock printing into a tool for social change and national resistance.

Find out more:

Explore our Knowledge Across Borders webinar series in partnership with the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Take a virtual tour of our exhibition on the work on Lu Xun.

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