Into the Unknown: A Journey through Science Fiction

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In June, the Barbican Centre in London will open a major science-fiction exhibition, “Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction”. This unprecedented show encompasses literature, contemporary art, film, music, comic books and video games to present a new, global perspective on Science Fiction. Science fiction is responsible for some of the world’s most iconic … Continue reading “Into the Unknown: A Journey through Science Fiction”

Saying Sorry

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For more than 150 years, tens of thousands of Australian Aboriginal children were forcibly removed from their families and communities. On 26 May, Australia recognises and commemorates this injustice on Sorry Day. Policies of “assimilating” indigenous children started early in the British colonial period in the nineteenth century. It accelerated and became more systematic from … Continue reading “Saying Sorry”

Organising a Modern Languages Week

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 09 May 2017 > Pedagogy

La Semaine des Langues du Lycée Fulbert (Chartres 28) a connu en septembre dernier sa onzième édition. Il s’agit d’une semaine durant laquelle les élèves arrivant en 2nde au lycée sont répartis par petits groupes (18 à 20 groupes de 15 à 20 élèves environ) et pratiquent les langues vivantes de manière intensive. L’ensemble des … Continue reading “Organising a Modern Languages Week”

“I am Groot!”: My Kingdom for a tape!

Posted by Speakeasy News > Thursday 04 May 2017 > What's On

Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax, Rocket and Groot are back for “Guardians Of The Galaxy Volume 2”, an adventure through the cosmos to try and track down Peter Quill’s mysterious father. If you’ve seen “Volume 1”, you’re guaranteed to be interested in its sequel. After Iron Man, The Hulk, etc… Marvel has continued its big-screen adaptation of … Continue reading ““I am Groot!”: My Kingdom for a tape!”

Make It Fifty Fifty

Posted by Speakeasy News > Friday 05 May 2017 > In the News

Fifty-Fifty Day on 10 May is a global event encouraging discussion about a gender-balanced world. What would our lives be like if both genders participated equally in all aspects of it? A free film and discussion guide and online Q&A session aim to spark a conversation. Award-winning documentary maker Tiffany Shlain explains that she was … Continue reading “Make It Fifty Fifty”

Celebrate Modern Languages

Posted by Speakeasy News > Tuesday 09 May 2017 > Pedagogy

Du 15 au 20 mai 2017 aura lieu la deuxième édition de la semaine des langues vivantes. L’apprentissage des langues vivantes étrangères et régionales tient une place fondamentale dans la construction de la citoyenneté, l’enrichissement de la personnalité et l’ouverture au monde. La semaine des langues a pour objectif de faire prendre conscience à tous … Continue reading “Celebrate Modern Languages”

“I Am Not Your Negro”

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In 1987, James Baldwin died without having finished his last book. He left just thirty pages of the manuscript. The book was intended to be a personal account of the assassination of three of his friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.  In the documentary film I Am Not Your Negro, Raoul … Continue reading ““I Am Not Your Negro””

May the 4th Be With You!

Posted by Speakeasy News > Wednesday 03 May 2017 > In the News

May 4 is international “Star Wars” Day in honour of the pun on this date: “May the fourth be with you.”
  In the movies the phrase “May the Force be with you” is used to wish an individual good luck and good favour with The Force. Since it began in 1977, Star Wars, an epic space … Continue reading “May the 4th Be With You!”