Ice bucket challenge at just Festival: Rev. Markus Dünzkofer and just Festival volunteer Kate get drenched at St John's

St John's Reverend Markus Dünzkofer and Kate, volunteer at just Festival, were nominated for the ice bucket challenge. Ice-cold water were poured on both of them today in St John's gardens. and they will --as soon as the are dry again-- donate money to a charity. Check out this video, you might have been nominated too! 

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Last day at Just, catch our shows before it's too late!

Performances

11:00 Kitchen Porters

13:30 Brave and Free : Traditional tales of Scotland

15:30 Brave and Free : Traditional tales of Scotland

16:00 The Onion of Bigotry

16:00 Fundamentalists

20:30 Simply soweto Encha

20:30 The Bridge

Exhibition

12:00 International Street Food Extravaganza

Conversation

18:00 Church Against Violence

Talk

17:15 The Onion of Bigotry - Q&A

Workshop

18:00 Punjabi Cookery Class

 

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PhD in an Hour: The Performance of Power in 1640s England - Five Points Review

Yesterday, Katherine Newbigging was at PhD in an Hour 'The Performance of Power in 1640s England: the competition for political authority and public support in the British Civil Wars' hosted by Victoria Anker. Here are five things she learnt this time:

1) Propaganda for the Third Earl of Essex to replace King Charles was too successful and he was on the verge of taking over the role of leader. He was a key figure in both the army and the Parliament. 


2) Therefore Parliament said that no one could hold roles in both the army and the parliament and created the new model army which was based on military prowess rather than hereditary titles. 


3) The only exemption from this new rule was Oliver Cromwell and he was meant only have a role in both the army and Parliament for 6 months, however they forgot about the time limit and this helped him claim power. 


4) Most people learnt their news by song in the 1600s. When the new puritan Republic tried to suppress singing and dancing it is possible they also slowed down news spreading around the country.


5) During the Republic people where more upset by Christmas being banned than the theatres being shut down.