Armed men are smashing down the door. What do you grab as you flee? Ghost trains pouring blood of millions as they cross a line called border.

A new exhibition at the University of Greenwich looking at 1947’s Indian partition asks the audience what it’s like to leave everything behind.
This free exhibition is on at the Stephen Lawrence Gallery until Friday 17 May

Ajay, of art and performance company Nutkhut, has teamed up with Greenwich history lecturer Dr Gavin Rand, Partition survivors, community groups, schools, heritage volunteers and artists to create this installation.
The Partition of India in 1947 resulted in the largest mass migration in human history. 14 million Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs and Christians, were displaced. This lit the fuse for a series of events that not only changed the Sub-Continent but also Britain forever. Partition carries a living legacy in the UK and across the world and this is one of the last opportunities to hear and learn directly from the generation who experienced this climatic upheaval.

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Ala Barzinji awarded the Gourmand International Cookbook Award for bringing Kurdish cuisine on the global food map

Ala has written an award-winning book on Kurdish Cuisine called Traditional Kurdish Food

Postgraduate Researcher from Computing and Mathematical Sciences (CMS), Ala Barzinji, has not just been working on her research on the ”prediction and identification of child obesity using machine learning”, she has been cooking up a storm in her kitchen too! Ala was awarded the prestigious Gourmand International Cookbook Award for her book ”Traditional Kurdish Food: An insight into Kurdish culinary heritage”. In this book she has shared traditional Kurdish recipes and those looking to try new recipes can grab a copy of the book on Amazon:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Traditional-Kurdish-Food-culinary-heritage-ebook/dp/B00UD9WODE

Ala was also awarded the Most Successful Kurdish Woman Award 2019

For her achievement on being awarded for her cookbook, she was also presented with the ”Most Successful Kurdish Woman Award 2019” by the Centre for Kurdish Progress. This ceremony was held at the British Houses of Parliament and the award was presented by the Honourable Dan Carden.

If you would like to get in touch with her to discuss her research, machine learning or even about her love for Kurdish cooking, you can email her on her Greenwich e-mail address.

School of Design – Student Outstanding International Achievement

Agnesa Pulvirenti’s work (above) is a practice research exploration of visual agnosia, described in Oliver Sacks’ The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, and showed the effect of visual impairments experienced in this disease.
Maria Vioque Nguyen’s work (above) was a large format, beautifully crafted circular visual interpretation of the emotions expressed in Molly Bloom’s 4000-word monologue from James Joyce’s Ulysses. A practice research piece that demonstrates her knowledge gained

Congratulations to Maria Vioque Nguyen and Agnese Pulvirenti (both year 3 BA Hons Graphic and Digital Design) for winning the ISTD Award (International Society of Typographic Designers) through the International Student Assessment Design Awards, and especially to Maria, who won a Commendation for her project, the highest possible award. She achieved one of only 10 Commendations awarded in the UK in 2019.

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