Subtext 8: Language, water, death rituals and a trampoline
26 February 2009
Issue 8 of Subtext, the award-winning University magazine about people at Bristol, their work and their lives, is published today.
The new issue covers an eclectic range of people and subjects, including:
- How Dr Patrice Ladwig's experiences in South East Asia, first as a student backpacker and now as a cultural anthropologist, have brought him face-to-face with death, via Buddhism and its rituals;
- Professor Elek Molnar's route from Hungary's 'Goulash Communism' to Bristol's neuroscience community, with one or two adverse chemical reactions along the way;
- How Professor Bronwen Morgan and PhD student Sarika Seshadri are using the new field of socio-legal studies to give the even newer field of social enterprise a helping hand;
- Helen Pryce's exploration of the world of King-Kopetzky Syndrome and how it feels to have hearing difficulties that doctors can't measure - and what can be done to help;
- Why Dr Nils Langer is on a mission to clear up linguistic and cultural misunderstandings - and sometimes creates a few of his own.
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