28

JAN
2017

Aradin Winter Lecture

You are cordially invited to our first talk this term 'Syriac as a Crossroads of Cultures: The Role of Translations' Speaker: Dr Sebastian Brock, emeritus Reader in Syriac Studies (University of Oxford) Date: Wednesday 8th February 2017, at 5.30pm Venue: Room 7, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies. Abstract: From the time of the earliest translation of the Gospels into Syriac, right up to the present day, translation into, and out of, Syriac has played a very important role in


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28

SEP
2016

Annual Lecture Series

Our Tenno Annual Lecture Series will begin on Thursday the 13th October 2016 with a talk by the multi-award winning BBC news presenter and investigative journalist, Chris Rogers. The details are as follows: Date: 13th October Time: 5-7pm Venue: Rooms 8&9 Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Cambridge CB3 9DA Please RSVP by Monday 10th October 2016 - admin@aradin.org.uk


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21

SEP
2016

RIP Prof. Jonathan Riley Smith

We are deeply Saddened by the Passing away of our Trustee and dear friend, Prof. Jonathan Riley Smith. He died peacefully on the 13th September 2016 after a long illness. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts are with his family at this sad time. His funeral Mass will be held in the Church of Our Lady and the English Martyrs, Cambridge on Tuesday 27th September 2016 at 12.15pm.


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21

SEP
2016

Shopping Online? Raise a free donation.

Did you know you can raise a free donation for us every time you shop online? Simply shop via @Give as you Live and a percentage of your spend will be donated to us, at no extra cost. http://give.as/charity/aradin-charitable-trust


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01

SEP
2016

Thank You

Its been extremely busy over the last month at Aradin and would like to acknowledge all the hard work put in by our amazing team of volunteers. In particular we would like to thank Andrew and Yan who have offered outstanding support and commitment to Aradin. They have assisted us in numerous ways from helping us to move office to updating and improving our website and developing ideas for the next edition of our newsletter. THANK YOU!


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25

AUG
2016

Paul Lunde Memorial Fund – for the study of Christian Arabic

Aradin is grateful to the family of Paul Lunde, a distinguished Arabist and dear friend of Aradin, who sadly passed away earlier this month. His family have set up the Paul Lunde Memorial Fund for the Study of Christian Arabic, which they have entrusted to Aradin, More information on how to apply for the grant will follow soon.


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20

JUL
2016

Sewing Project – Iraq

Aradin Charitable Trust is delighted to announce the launch of a sewing project, our first outreach project, in the village of Aradin (North of Iraq) on Sunday 17th August. Families have fled there in 2003 and more recently from the areas around Mosel, which have been overrun by ISIS. In order to sustain the village it is essential to establish sources of income for the women, who are the mainstay of the families there. The Trust has identified a suitable house with kitchen and other facilitie


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20

JUL
2016

‘Iraq’s Disappearing Religions and Why They Matter’ – Gerard Russell

Ardain is looking forward to welcoming Gerard Russel, author of Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms, to talk about Iraq's disappearing religions. This lecture has been organised in collaboration with the Kings Middle East seminar series of talks. We look forward to seeing you all there at 5pm on Wednesday the 18th May in the Audit Room, Kings College, Cambridge.


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01

FEB
2016

Lecture with with Prof. Remi Brague.

We are very excited to announce that Prof. Remi Bragie will be coming to Cambridge to give a lecture, 'A Birds-Eye View of Near Eastern Intellectual History.' We hope to see lots of our friends and supporters there.


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04

JAN
2016

Annual Epiphany Concert

We will be holding our Annual Epiphany Concert at Great St. Mary's Church in Cambridge. We have a great programme lined up including piano pieces by the talented Stephen Wood and Andrew Morris, with Psalm readings by Professor David Frost and Christine Mangala. There will also be singing by the very talented Mary War.


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