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The Defence Centre for Languages and Culture (DCLC)
The Ministry of Defence has re-located its language training capability, long-known as The Defence School of Languages (DSL), from Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire to the Defence Academy’s main campus at Shrivenham.
Call for Papers - Faith Seeking Understanding: The Religious Lessons of the First World War
International Network for the Study of War and Religion in the Modern World. Armed Forces Chaplaincy Centre, Amport House, Hampshire, 16–18 July 2014
A History of UK Reserves
Paul Lincoln, Joint Forces Command Director of Resources and Policy, describes his role as the MOD Reserves Champion and reflects on the challenges and rewards of reserve service.
The Defence Academy Leadership Routemap
The Defence Academy Leadership Routemap aims to help defence and security people identify courses and programmes relevant to their current grade, as well as help plan their leadership development by showing them what is available at the higher grades.
Storms unearth 19th century remains on MOD island
Storms and flooding have revealed human remains thought to date from the 19th century on a disused MOD island in Portsmouth Harbour.
Cranfield University and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) signed a Strategic Relationship Charter on 3 February 2014.
The agreement sets out the principles for a closer working relationship, enhancing the benefits delivered by public investment in defence knowledge, innovation and technology.
Defence Instructor Monitoring and Evaluation - DIME course
2-day course for all Defence Academy personnel with the responsibility for the monitoring and evaluation of instructors, trainers, educators, facilitators, and/or Directing Staff.
New Accommodation for the Defence Technical Undergraduate Scheme's Thunderer Squadron
On 3 December 2013, Director General, Defence Academy Of The United Kingdom, Shrivenham, Peter Watkins CBE, formally opened the new accommodation at the National Oceanography Centre on the Southampton University Campus.
Lost for Words - The Need for Languages in UK Diplomacy and Security
The British Academy for humanities and social sciences has recently published "Lost for Words - The Need for Languages in UK Diplomacy and Security"
Building integrity - its role in Conflict
Jackie Davies, Senior Advisor, Defence Engagement, working in the Defence Academy’s International Engagement Group (IEG), recently spoke to the UK Joint Delegation to NATO on Building Integrity and the UK and NATO’s work in this area.
Euro ISME receives an International Award at the Berlin Security Conference
As part of the European Awards for Citizenship, Security and Defence, the European Chapter of the International Society of Military Ethics (Euro ISME) received a special award 'Europe de la Paix'. This was awarded in recognition of its ongoing work in providing a European forum for discussing issues relating to military ethics.
Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance
JUO Amy Potts (DSFC) gave a reading at the Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance
NATO Panel at the Defence Academy
NATO IST-116 "Visual Analytics" Symposium, IST-117 Workshop: Visualisation for Analysis, and IST 32nd Panel Business Meeting The NATO Information Systems Technology (IST) panel is one of six panels of the NATO Science & Technology Organization (STO) that manage a wide range of scientific research activities in support of the broader mission of NATO STO through collaboration.
DESG sponsorship factsheet
A document explaining the Defence Engineering and Science Group (DESG) Sponsorship Scheme This document provides an overview of the Defence Engineering and Science Group (DESG) Sponsorship Scheme, explains eligibility criteria and lists approved degrees.
Training and Education opportunities
The Defence Academy has produced two guides to highlight particular aspects of training and education opportunities.
Three Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College students obtain places at Oxford and Cambridge
Staff and students at Welbeck Defence Sixth Form College were delighted to hear that three of the students from the Upper Sixth cohort have been successful in gaining the results required to attend Oxford and Cambridge.
The Defence Academy celebrates the end of the academic year 2012-13
On 18 July 2013, the Defence Academy held the first Shrivenham campus-wide Graduation Day.
The Global Cyber Game: The Defence Academy Cyber Inquiry Report
This report presents a synthesis of the findings of the Defence Academy Cyber Inquiry. The Inquiry was an open source research programme formed in response to a strategic research question posed by the Ministry of Defence. The report gives an overview of the Cyber Inquiry’s big-picture conclusions.
The Centre for Defence Leadership and Management (CDLM) achieves Full Operating Capability
On 2 April 2013 – the day was deliberately chosen to avoid any ‘April Fools’ pranks - the Centre for Defence Leadership and Management (CDLM) celebrated achieving its Full Operating Capability.
MOD Business and Management Skills Priorities – Defence Academy Courses
Further to PUS's message of 15 Apr 2013 which set out the MOD’s training priorities, the Defence Academy has produced a synopsis of courses available to you and your staff which matches these priorities.