Thinking Chinese 思華•華思

9am – 5pm, Tuesday 31st March – Wednesday 1st April

Location: UCL Main Quad, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT


A ground-breaking two day conference on British Chinese history and representation in the UK at UCL, University of London.


Featuring speakers including David YipRobert Fleming (National Army Museum); Dr Kai Liu (Yanfu Foundation); Prof Tim Barrett (SOAS); Prof Jonathan Liu (Regent’s University London)

As well as roundtable debates on Chinese medicine and community representation, British Chinese history exhibitions and more!

Book your place directly, including lunch and refreshments, via Eventbrite here:



由UCL中国仁康中心及伦敦明爱学院主办的为期两日的《思華 · 華思》会议(Thinking Chinese Conference)将在3月18日至3月30日期间提前面向UCL全校师生公开征集您对本次会议主题“你是中国人/华人/华侨吗?”的意见, 欢迎大家积极参与。


1)18日--30日期间,直接至位于UCL入口处的The North Lodge,让志愿者们知道您关于“作为Chinese(中国人/华人/华侨)对您意味(/不意味)着什么?您作为Chinese的感受?”

2) 您也可以直接发给我们关于"作为中国人意味着什么?(What being Chinese means?)"的图片和想法至主办方邮箱

所有参与者的意见都将被珍藏并由专业人士整理和创作出一件艺术品作为《思華 · 華思》会议的点睛之作及用于展览之用。

本次会议将于2015年3月31日至4月1日在UCL Main Quad Pavilion, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT主办,并将探索从19世纪起华人在英一系列的职业发展史:如中国人在英国留学并成为专业人士、外交官、科学家、作家、演员和艺术家,以此折射出中国人在英国的多样代表方式。




Internationalisation on campus – or is it?

Speaker: Professor Jennifer Jenkins

Time: 18 March, 2015, 18:00-19:00

Venue: Birkbeck College, University of London (room information will be sent in an email after you have registered)

How to book: Free entry; but booking required.  Please go to the following website at:


Universities often claim to welcome diversity on their campuses, and there is much talk of notions such as ‘global citizenship’ and ‘internationalising the curriculum’, although still considerable vagueness as to how such notions translate into practice. But how international are ‘international’ universities when it comes to language? Not least to English, the (usual) lingua franca and medium of instruction on campuses that recruit international students from around the world? Is this aspect of university life – one that has such tremendous impact on non-native English students’ academic experiences, from the gatekeeping English language entry tests through to final degree classification – seen as trivial by those who make the rules?  Or is it simply taken as a given that standard native English (whatever that is) should be the campus norm everywhere? In my talk, which draws on the findings of a two year research project, I will explore these and related questions in relation to global higher education, and then go on to consider what kinds of measures might realistically be taken to make UK campuses specifically more international from a language perspective.


About the speaker:

Jennifer Jenkins is Professor of Global Englishes and founding Director of the Centre for Global Englishes at the University of Southampton. She is the author of many books and articles on Global Englishes in general, and English as a Lingua Franca more specifically, including The Phonology of English as an International Language (2000), English as a Lingua Franca: Attitude and Identity (2007) and English as a Lingua Franca in the International University (Routledge 2014). Her university coursebook, World Englishes (Routledge), was published in 3rd edition as Global Englishes in August 2014. She is also founding editor of the De Gruyter Mouton book series, Developments in English as a Lingua Franca.


This talk by Professor Jennifer Jenkins is running as part of a series of talks celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Department of Applied Linguistics and Communication at Birkbeck, University of London. Information about forthcoming events in the Anniversary seminar series can be found at

Conference: Learning in a Changing World

21 November 2014
09:00 , Jeffery Hall

The 5th biennial international conference convened by the IOE and Beijing Normal University will take place at the IOE on 21 and 22 November 2014. The theme, Learning in a Changing World, is expected to attract interest and contributions from a wide range of policymakers, researchers and practitioners across the full spectrum of education provision - and from around the world. Previous conferences have attracted contributions from more than 40 countries.

We have secured first-rate line up of international keynote speakers. The themes are:

1. Learning and inclusion
2. Learning across the life course
3. Learning and the teacher
4. Learning and child development
5. Learning and creativity
6. Changing modes of learning
7. Policy and learning

For the call for papers, deadline 24 May 2014, and further conference information including online registration, access theconference website. Early bird registration rates end of  31 July 2014.