Read, Watch and Listen

Inspiration Award Winner: Whirlpool

Whirlpool, which is based on the true story of the American deafblind actvist Helen Keller, and her fight for civil rights, won the Inspiration Award (public category) at this year's Research in Film Awards. 

Books for Christmas 2017

We've asked some our leading researchers to give their recommendations for winter reading.  So if you’re after something to educate, inspire or otherwise capture your imagination then look no further

Looking for Archie: Cary Grant's Bristol

Dr Charlotte Crofts walks us through Cary Grant’s Bristol in the lead up to her event ‘Looking for Archie’ which maps the Hollywood star’s life onto his hometown. Learn about Grant’s connection to the city and the places he returned to throughout his life.

Being Human: Hidden in the home – the concealed revealed roadshow

In this post, learn about supernatural beings and shapeshifters responsible for boots up chimneys and cats in bricked walls. These stories are the basis of the Being Human event ‘Hidden in the home: the concealed revealed roadshow‘ organised by the University of Hertfordshire.

The Big Thaw

New discoveries in the Arctic tell us about historic responses to climate change.

No direction home

How might displacement caused by climate change affect people’s sense of identity?

Why do we love British nature writing?

The popularity of nature writing has boomed in recent years. But we still have very little
sense of where the genre of came from or how it has developed over time. A new research project aims to find out more - and identify the nation's favourite nature writer.

My favourite nature book

We asked ten people that have a passion for nature to choose their favourite nature book to help our nationwide search for the UK’s favourite.

Dr Michael Eades on Being Human and New Generation Thinkers

In partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the British Academy, Being Human is now firmly established and this year it will feature more than 300 events in more than 50 towns and cities across the UK, as well as international activities in Paris, Rome, Singapore and Melbourne.

Interview: Dr Eleanor Lybeck

Dr Eleanor Lybeck talks history and practice of popular performance from the turn of the 19th century, including the story of her great-grandfather.

How We Used To Sleep

A partnership between the University of Manchester and The National Trust offers a critical toolkit for rethinking modern approaches to sleep-management.

Interview: Dr Joanne Paul

Dr Joanne Paul speaks about Renaissance satire and what can be learned from this period that can be used in our current political climate.

Languages, Society & Policy

A journal connecting research in linguistics and languages with policy and the public, edited by the AHRC funded project Multilingualism: Empowering Individuals, Transforming Societies