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Northumbria University

Maths – Complex, not so complex!
Date: Friday 4th December
Time: 12:00-13:00
Description: The world of real numbers is very well known to every math pupil. All basic operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and taking limits, lead to the development of calculus. However, one operation fails: taking roots of negative numbers escapes the realm of real numbers!
In this workshop, we will see how introducing an imaginary axis provides a much more consistent approach to working with numbers and functions, and gives new means for understanding basic facts such as “a polynomial of degree n has n roots”. We will also look at some powerful applications.
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Music – Page to performance
Date: Thursday 10th December
Time: 12:30-13:00
Description: Have you ever thought about the sheet music you are playing from? Whether you are playing from a jazz lead sheet or from the score of a Mozart sonata, what connection is there between the notes that you see and the composer? This session will introduce you to musical sources and the world of editing and publication, as well as looking at the relationship between musical texts and what is actually played.
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English Language and Linguistics – World Englishes (A Review and Reflect Session)
Date: Friday 11th December
Time: 12:00-13:00
Description: In this session, we will review and take forward issues and debates surrounding World Englishes. As ever-increasing numbers of people around the world are using English in new and varied ways, we will establish a broad picture of World Englishes, linking it to relevant linguistic and sociolinguistic concepts, and asking key questions about English now… and in the future.
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English Literature – From Austen to Austenland: Representing the Regency (LIMITED SPACES)
Date: Recorded session followed by a live seminar session in early 2021 (date tbc)
Time: See above
Description: Regency has come to be represented in popular culture as the lost and last age of romance and elegance, partly the result of enhanced connections being made between Austen and the heritage industries in modern adaptations. This talk examines representations of the Regency in literature and film.
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English Literature – Money, Modernity and the American Dream in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby (1925) (LIMITED SPACES)
Date: Recorded session followed by a live seminar session in early 2021 (date tbc)
Time: See above
Description: F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife were the golden couple of the Roaring Twenties, enjoying the economic boom that the US experienced after the First World War. Yet The Great Gatsby is principally a novel about failure. The hero – Gatsby – is, socially, not really ‘great’ at all, as his near empty funeral attests. However, Fitzgerald points to the ‘colossal vitality’ of Gatsby’s ability to dream as the thing of most value in a materialistic age, and he identifies the human potential to dream and store up all sorts of impossibilities in one’s ‘ghostly heart’ as the source of true success.
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Chemistry An Introduction to Chemistry at Northumbria University
Date: Monday 14th December
Time: 12:00-13:00

Description: In this session we will look at the exciting research and careers that can lead from a degree in chemistry from Northumbria University. We will talk about how, as a student at Northumbria, you will be directly involved in cutting edge research projects, get hands on experience with state-of-the-art instruments and equipment from automated spectrometers and chromatography equipment to 3D printers and more. You will find out how at Northumbria University you will get to know your lecturers (on a first name basis), you will learn though amazing, specially designed practical classes, as well as lectures and small group tutorials. Join us in this session for insight into why a chemistry degree at Northumbria could be the right choice for you.  

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Food Science and Nutrition An Introduction to Food Science and Nutrition at Northumbria University
Date: Tuesday 15th December
Time: 13:00-13:30

Description: In this session we will explore what it’s like to study Food Science and Nutrition at Northumbria University. Will we talk about what you can study on the course, the fantastic placement opportunities as well as where the degree can lead you to in the future.

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Cumbria
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