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Read, Watch and Listen

Why Frankenstein still stalks readers 200 years later

With Frankenstein Mary Shelley created not only a literary classic, but also an enduringly poignant antiheroic character in the manmade monster who still stalks popular culture today – 200 years after the book was first published in 1818

New Generation Thinkers: What to expect

Ahead of the announcement of this year's group of New Generation Thinkers, here's an interview between New Generation Thinkers, Dr Alistair Fraser and Dr Sophie Coulombeau.

Making History with Data: Bringing UK Archaeology to the World

The American Association for the Advancement of Science might not seem like the first choice of event for archaeologists researching Iron Age settlements in the UK. But the truth is, archaeologists break through the boundaries between science and humanities all the time

Vote100: Remembering the fight for women's suffrage

To mark the centenary of the Representation of the people act that gave some women in the UK the vote for the first time, we’ve interviewed three suffrage scholars on why February 6th 1918 is a date none of us should forget.

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.