Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University of London is a public research university in London, a constituent college of the federal University of London. It dates back to the foundation of London Hospital Medical College in 1785. Queen Mary College, named after Mary of Teck, was admitted to the University of London in 1915 and in 1989 merged with Westfield College to form Queen Mary and Westfield College. In 1995 Queen Mary and Westfield College merged with St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College and the London Hospital Medical College to form the School of Medicine and Dentistry. Queen Mary has five campuses across East and Central London in Mile End, Charterhouse Square, Lincoln's Inn Fields and Smithfield, as well as an international presence in China, France and Malta; the Mile End campus is the largest self-contained campus of any London-based Russell Group university. In 2018/19 the University had around 26,000 students. Queen Mary is organised into three faculties – the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Science and Engineering and Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Queen Mary is a member of the Russell Group of British research universities, the Association of Commonwealth Universities and Universities UK. Queen Mary is a major centre for medical teaching and research and is part of UCLPartners, the world's largest academic health science centre. Queen Mary run programmes at the University of London Institute in Paris, taking over the functions provided by Royal Holloway. Queen Mary collaborates with University of London to offer its Global MBA program. For 2017–18, Queen Mary had a turnover of £459.5 million, including £106.5 million from research grants and contracts. In the 2019/20 international university rankings, Queen Mary ranked 126th, 110th in the world and 12th in the UK, 13th best global university in the UK and 151–200. In the national rankings for UK universities, Queen Mary ranked 41st by The Complete University Guide 2020, 49th by The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 and 83rd by The Guardian University Guide 2020. Queen Mary has produced many notable alumni in various fields of work and study around the world with several alumni having become notable leaders in their respective fields.

There are nine Nobel Laureates amongst Queen Mary's alumni and former staff. The Medical College of the Royal London Hospital was England's first medical school when it opened in 1785. In 1850, Elizabeth Blackwell became the first qualified female doctor in the UK, after training at St Bartholomew's Hospital; the predecessor to Queen Mary College was founded in the mid-Victorian era as a People's Palace when growing awareness of conditions in London's East End led to drives to provide facilities for local inhabitants, popularised in the 1882 novel All Sorts of Conditions of Men – An Impossible Story by Walter Besant, which told of how a rich and clever couple from Mayfair went to the East End to build a ”Palace of Delight, with concert halls, reading rooms, picture galleries and designing schools.":15–17 Although not directly responsible for the conception of the People's Palace, the novel did much to popularise it. The trustees of the Beaumont Trust, administering funds left by Barber Beaumont, purchased the site of the former Bancroft's School from the Drapers' Company.

On 20 May 1885 the Drapers' Court of Assistants resolved to grant £20,000 "for the provision of the technical schools of the People's Palace.":21 The foundation stone was laid on 28 June 1886 and on 14 May 1887 Queen Victoria opened the palace's Queen's Hall as well as laying the foundation stone for the technical schools in the palace's east wing. The technical schools were opened on 5 October 1888, with the entire palace completed by 1892; however others saw the technical schools as one day becoming a technical university for the East End.:37 In 1892 the Drapers' Company provided £7,000 a year for ten years to guarantee the educational side income. In 1895 John Leigh Smeathman Hatton, Director of Evening Classes, proposed introducing a course of study leading to the Bachelorsee of Science degree of the University of London. By the start of the 20th century the first degrees were awarded and Hatton, along with several other Professors, were recognised as Teachers of the University of London.

In 1906 an application for Parliamentary funds "for the aid of Educational Institutions engaged in work of a University nature", led to the College being admitted on an initial three-year trial basis as a School of the University of London on 15 May 1907 as East London College. Teaching of aeronautical engineering began in 1907 which led to the first UK aeronautical engineering department being established in 1909, boasting a ground-breaking wind tunnel and creating what became the oldest Aeronautical Programme in the World. In 1910 the College's status in the University of London was extended for a further five years, with unlimited membership achieved in May 1915. During this period the organisation of the governors of the People's Palace was rearranged, creating the separate People's Palace Committee and East London College Committee, both under the Palace Governors, as a sign of the growing separation of the two concepts within a single complex.:39–48During the First World War the College admitted students from the London Hospital Medical College who were preparing for the preliminary medical examination, the first step in a long process that would bring the

Saint October

Saint October is a Japanese anime television series created by Konami Digital Entertainment and animated by Studio Comet. It was adapted into a manga series by Kiira, serialized in the Japanese magazine Monthly Comic Blade published by Mag Garden in August 2006; the anime series premiered on Chiba TV on January 2007 in Japan. The series revolves around three young girls who work for a detective agency who one day receive magical powers from a mysterious boy; the series' portrayal of magic makes extensive use of tarot symbolism. Saint October concerns a group of three girls and the detective agency they work for called the Kuroki Detective Agency in Alkana City; the story begins during a case to catch a mysterious masked kidnapper, kidnapping young boys for a strange man he answers to as his boss and leader. Kotono is a young girl and a member of the agency, due to her young age, is working harder during this case. One night after returning home late alone, Kotono runs into a young boy. With nowhere else to take him, Kotono brings him back to her home at Joshua's church where it is discovered that he has amnesia and cannot remember his own name.

While there, Natsuki Shirafuji, Kotono's friend and fellow detective, arrives to add further information to the kidnapping case. The masked kidnapper appears and kidnaps the boy, but Kotono chases after him and gets the boy back after a short scuffle. Just when all looks lost, the boy uses a magical power to bestow unto Kotono a similar power in order to defeat the kidnapper. After she won, he reveals. Now the focus has turned to, the kidnapper's boss, pursuing Ewan. Kotono Hayama Voiced by: Azusa Kataoka Kotono is a young cheerful, girl working for the Kuroki Detective Agency; as a child, she was abandoned near a church with no memories of where she came from. The church's priest, took her in as his own daughter, her card is Justice and she transforms into Loli Black. Her weapon is a sword. Natsuki Shirafuji Voiced by: Yukari Fukui Natsuki is Kotono's good friend of equal age and fellow member of the agency, she comes from a rich family. Her card is Moon and she transforms into Loli White, her weapon is a pair.

Misaki Hijiri Voiced by: Yu Kobayashi Misaki is a mysterious and agile girl. In the past episodes it was shown that she has a mission, her card is Strength and she transforms into Loli Red. Her weapon is a bow and arrowJoshua Voiced by: Yuuki Ono Joshua is a priest, a member of the detective agency and Kotono's foster father after she was left at his church. Despite Kotono insisting he is her foster father, he thinks of himself as her real father. Kōshirō Kuroki Voiced by: Naru Kawamoto Kōshirō is head of the Kuroki Detective Agency though is bogged down by work and doesn't get much respect from his colleagues. Ewan Voiced by: Masami Suzuki Ewan is a young boy who has amnesia, he gave Kotono her magical powers and the other Goth Loli. Artista Voiced by: Yumiko Hosono Artista is a fortune teller, an old friend of Joshua and Kōshirō, she sometimes helps the girls out with her fortune-telling abilities. Eddie Tsukahara Voiced by: Hitoshi Bifu Kurtz Voiced by: Kenjirō TsudaAsh Voiced by: Takehito KoyasuEsmeralda Voiced by: Erika Esmeralda is a new antagonist that appears in the middle of the series, she is the younger sister of the first antagonist Herlock.

Herlock Voiced by: Tsuyoshi Maeda Originally he is the masked man who steals the boys and takes them away. He took it up as a mission but soon got bored from doing it. After he kidnaps them he keeps them in his room, he works for Kurtz and, had a card. His number was the "Number 1" card, he was the first soon after was jailed. His name is considered to have come from Captain Harlock. Richard Voiced by: Takashi MatsuyamaRyōhei Mikado Voiced by: Toshiyuki Toyonaga The Saint October anime series, created by Konami Digital Entertainment, first aired in Japan on January 4, 2007 on Chiba TV and is set to contain 26 episodes; the first DVD will go on sale on March 21, 2007. Opening theme "Wheel of fortune" by Azusa Kataoka, Yukari Fukui and Yu Kobayashi Ending Theme 1 "Michi naru Basho e" by Yukari Fukui Ending Theme 2 "Sora no Kotoba" by Yu Kobayashi Ending Theme 3 "Melow Stereo" by Azusa Kataoka, Yukari Fukui and Yu Kobayashi The Saint October manga adaptation was first serialized in the Japanese shōnen manga magazine Monthly Comic Blade in August 2006, published by Mag Garden.

It is illustrated by Kiira~☆. Saint October official website Saint October official website Saint October at Anime News Network's encyclopedia

William Ratcliff (Cui)

William Ratcliff is an opera in three acts, composed by César Cui during 1861–1868. Although it was revived in Moscow in 1900 under Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov, it never became part of the standard operatic repertoire either in Russia or in the West; this opera has considerable significance in the history of Russian art music, not only for the fact that it was the first opera by a member of The Five to reach the stage, but for musical features that suggest experimentation and interrelationships among The Five. The subject for the opera was suggested to the composer by Mily Balakirev, who orchestrated certain passages of the opera, as did Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov; the libretto of the opera was adapted by the composer from Vasily Zhukovsky's Russian verse translation of the like-named tragedy by Heinrich Heine, with some additional verses by Viktor Krylov, who had written the libretti for Cui's operas Prisoner of the Caucasus and The Mandarin's Son. The action takes place in Scotland, during the 17th century.

Principal roles: MacGregor, a wealthy Scottish lord Mary, his daughter Margaret, her wet-nurse Earl Douglas, Maria's fiancé William Ratcliff Minor roles: Lesley, Ratcliff's friend Robin, a vagrant Tom, a vagrant Betsy, a servant at the tavern Servants, wedding guests, robbers The plot is bloody, follows the conventions of the German Schicksalsdrama, or "drama of fate" of the early 19th century. Many relevant motives and events occur before the curtain rises and have to be rendered in long narratives, leaving the action on stage static for much of the time; the primary departures from Heine's original drama include the wedding choruses in Act I and the replacement of the intimate "Pater Noster" episode in the tavern scene of Act II, Tableau 1 with a comic ensemble scene. Pre-curtain events: In years past MacGregor's wife Betty fell in love with Edward Ratcliff, the father of William; when MacGregor killed Edward out of jealousy, Betty herself died from grief. The spectres of Edward and Betty haunt William, who kills the first two men to whom MacGregor's daughter Mary has been betrothed.

Act I, Tableau 1. In MacGregor's castle, who in her heart loves William, is being wed to Douglas; the guests celebrate the wedding. MacGregor blesses the couple. Margaret intones a portentous song with the line "Why is your sword so red with blood, Edward"? This disturbs Douglas, Mary tries to calm him, he tells about being attacked on the road by highwaymen. Mary faints, but soon recovers. Douglas continues by telling of a mysterious man. MacGregor sends the guests away to the banquet hall, he reveals to Douglas the details of Mary's previous two suitors. Act I, Tableau 2. Amidst a congratulatory chorus, Ratcliff's agent Lesley delivers a challenge to Douglas to a duel. Act II, Tableau 1. At a tavern, the patrons are entertaining themselves by making fun of the drunken Robin. Lesley sings a merry song. Ratcliff enters, the people fall asleep, he tells Lesley of the two spectres that reach out to embrace each other, of his childhood with Mary, why he killed her two previous suitors. He begins to hallucinate, the sleeping tavern clientele wake up.

Ratcliff and Lesley leave, the rest go back to sleep. Act II, Tableau 2. Outside, by the Black Stone, Ratliff awaits Douglas; when the latter enters, he recognizes Ratcliff as the man. The duel is engaged. Douglas wounds Ratcliff and leaves. Ratcliff, regaining consciousness, begins to hear witches laughing at him and runs off amidst thunder and wind. Act III. In Mary's bedroom, she tells Margaret how sweet William Ratcliff used to be, how she is having dreams that he is a spectre reaching out to her, she asks what happened to her mother, Margaret relates the events. Despite his injury, whom Margaret mistakes as Edward, enters. Mary tends to his wounds; when Margaret intones her song again, Ratcliff kills Mary. MacGregor, responding to calls for help, is killed by Ratcliff, who goes off to the alcove and commits suicide; the two phantoms embrace. Douglas and guests react to the tragedy. Orchestral Introduction Mary's Romance MacGregor's Narrative Lesley's Song Ratcliff's Narrative Scene by the Black Stone Orchestral Introduction to Act III Mary's Romance Margaret's Narrative Duet of Ratcliff and Mary Bernandt, G.

B. Словарь опер впервые поставленных или изданных в дореволюционной России и в СССР, 1736-1959, p. 56. Cui, César. Вилльям Ратклифф: опера в трех действиях. Фортепианное переложение с пением. Leipzig: R. Seitz, 1869. Nazarov, A. F. Цезарь Антонович Кюи. Moskva: Muzyka, 1989. Stasov, V. V. "Цезарь Антонович Кюи: биографический очерк" Артист, no. 34. Taruskin, Richard. Opera and Drama in Russia