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View more info on The Internationalisation of Higher Education in Japan and the UK

: Monday 14 September 2015

The Internationalisation of Higher Education in Japan and the UK

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s bid to internationalise Japan’s universities is part of his plan to revitalise the nation’s economy. Professor Miki Horie of Ritsumeikan University will discuss how the government hopes to solve Japan’s structural problems by transforming the higher education sector.

View more info on Scape by Kouichi Tabata

Private view: Thursday 17 September 2015

Scape by Kouichi Tabata

Kouichi Tabata’s first UK solo show explores drawing beyond line- and mark-making, tending towards the painterly. His paintings of still-life subjects are sequenced into animations as a kind of ‘still footage’, leading to an exploration of the dimensions between different layers of meaning in which these opposing forces operate. Looped paintings relinquish tranquil scenery, instead enveloping the audience into a restless, endless cycle.

View more info on The Missing Post Office

: Tuesday 22 September 2015

The Missing Post Office

The Missing Post Office invites you to post a letter, like a message in a bottle, which will float on the sea of time. A letter to and from anyone, anything, anywhere and at any time, which will one day be washed ashore.

View more info on British Shipwrecks: Underwater Archaeology in Okinawa

: Tuesday 29 September 2015

British Shipwrecks: Underwater Archaeology in Okinawa

The Okinawa islands in the south had long been independent as the Ryukyu Kingdom and played a crucial role as the conduit of trade between Japan and the outside world. Naturally, many foreign ships had passed through- in some cases were stranded in the area- and are now found as underwater archaeological sites.

View more info on The Story of the Satsuma Students

: Monday 5 October 2015

The Story of the Satsuma Students

In 1865, nineteen Japanese students set off by ship from the Satsuma Domain (present day Kagoshima Prefecture) to the UK, with the brief to learn about western society and technologies. This development was an important factor in the lead up to the Meiji Restoration.