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Opportunities to develop your literary craft at Manx Litfest 2017 Writers' Day

POSTED yesterday at 3:28 pm by LC

Writers have the chance to develop their craft at the annual Manx Litfest Writers' Day. Sponsored by PokerStars, the event takes place on Saturday, September 30 at King William's College and features panel discussions, workshops and a talk by UK literary agent Gaia Banks from Sheil Land Associates. Visiting authors include Sally Nicholls and Meli...

ManSat Group to sponsor Manx students’ entries for 2018 Conrad Challenge

POSTED yesterday at 10:55 am by LC

Students from the Isle of Man can compete against peers from around the world in the Conrad Spirit of Innovation Challenge, thanks to support from the ManSat Group.ManSat is once again offering to cover the entry fees for any Isle of Man teams who enter the competition, which was founded by late Apollo astronaut Pete Conrad and his wife, Nancy.The ...

Harding Lewis offers increased functionality to their clients

POSTED Fri last week

It has been over 6 months in the making and we are now delighted to announce the launch of our new website. We had the aim of producing a clean uncluttered design, improved functionality and client focused content and we feel really proud to have achieved this. It really is exciting times for us and our clients as the new site marks the start of what will be an evolving space. As we increase our presence in the cloud and continue our work towards becoming closer and more augmented with our clients we intend to develop the site further, always adding and improving on the user experience and site capabilities.  "I am delighted with the launch of our new website and the enhanced user friendly functions it will provide for our clients and stake...

Visiting Icelandic Archaeologist

POSTED Fri last week

On Wednesday 27th September, visiting Icelandic archaeologist, Dr Guðrún Sveinbjarnardóttir, will talk about the latest research into early settlement in Iceland in the first lecture of this year’s History & Heritage lecture series at University College Isle of Man. As far as we know, Iceland was first settled permanently in the 9th century, as a result of the second expansion of the Vikings into the North Atlantic. Until the mid-20th century the main sources for this were the sagas and other written sources, none of which are contemporary with the events. Written sources don’t begin to appear until the 12th and 13th centuries. Although archaeology has played its part for a long time, the last 30 years or so have seen a tremendous incr...

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