As the world goes on lockdown Rose de Lara, projects and communications officer for the School of Advanced Study’s Being Human Festival, explores various ways to enjoy the humanities at home.
Cover image: © BBC Dr Paul Dryburgh, principal records specialist at The National Archives, says ‘Danny Dyer’s Right Royal Family’ might be history with its tongue firmly in its cheek, but this fresh approach to TV history is an ‘example of a tiny acorn of a programme from which mighty oaks might grow’.
Dr Daisy Black, an English lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton, talks about her research, which focuses on medieval and Renaissance drama, and gender and queer theory. She is one of the ten 2018 New Generation Thinkers whose research will be made into radio and television programmes for the BBC, in collaboration with the Arts […]
In the past century the expansion of industrialised cities has seen a significant increase in urbanisation and non-rural lifestyles. Whilst literature quickly sought to document these changes, substantial technological advancements in cinema also enabled the metropolis to be presented through a variety of visual spectacles. Visions of urban sprawl are present in a variety of […]
Tomorrow we welcome our next speaker to the Social Scholar seminar (see here for details). In anticipation, here is a summary, slides, and video from the March session. Myles Runham is Head of Online at the BBC Academy. As such it is his job to think about the capabilities and limitations of online learning as […]
Online Learning: Developing trends. User expectations of what learning is and how it is offered and supported are changing dramatically and rapidly. Remaining relevant is the most significant challenge for organisations working in this new world. How might we respond to these challenges. This month, for the Social Scholar, Myles Runham, Head of Online, BBC Academy will […]
In his recent blog, Martin Plaut, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, discusses John Simpson’s controversial coverage of white poverty in South Africa. Though poor whites are in a minority, should this mean that the tens of thousands who do live in squalor should be ignored? Read this fascinating blog and other interesting Commonwealth opinions on the […]