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What we learnt from the Polymath Festival with Isaiah Wellington- Lynn

The inaugural Polymath Festival, the world’s first major festival of ideas dedicated to celebrating many-sided human potential and exploring interdisciplinary solutions to complex world problems, took place over the first two weeks of February 2021. They are offering on-demand access to all the content from the festival until the middle of May for those who missed out. Over 40 sessions of live-streamed events, pre-recorded talks, and exclusive podcasts are accessible to watch and listen to whenever you want.
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Student finance

LIS student accommodation partner

LIS is a full registered higher education provider. This means you can apply to Student Finance to borrow money to help pay for university or college fees (tuition fee loan) and to help with living costs (maintenance loan). You may also be eligible for additional student funding if, for example, you’re on a low income, are disabled, or have children.

The role of the Sprint

LIS Online Discovery Day

The Sprint: Two five-week, full-time courses, developed to test parts of the LIS Interdisciplinary Problems and Methods curriculum as well as aspects of the wider LIS environment. These courses are a key step in our vision to prepare students to tackle some of the most important and complex problems faced by the world today.

The Week in Good News (08/03)

Oranges in Seville

The Week in Good News: Our weekly roundup of good news stories from across the disciplines and the world.

In Seville, a pilot scheme will be carried out using their unwanted oranges to create clean electricity which will then be used to power water purification in the city. Read the full post.

The Week in Good News (01/03)

One World protest sign

The Week in Good News: Our weekly roundup of good news stories from across the disciplines and the world.

Anj Sharma, a 16-year-old student, is heading to an Australian court to launch a landmark case that aims to protect young people from the impact of climate change. Read the full post.

The Week in Good News (22/02)

Worldwide

The Week in Good News: Our weekly roundup of good news stories from across the disciplines and the world.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has launched the Recovery Plan for All to end COVID-19, end the hunger crisis, resume learning, protect the planet, and advance equity on a global scale. Read the full post.