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"It's exactly the right thing to be doing"

The Creative Industries Clusters Programme is the right way to boost the sector, according to Lord Finsbury, the man who led the 1998 Government taskforce that first identified the economic value of the creative industries.

A 'new age' for women's football

As summer approaches and we begin to look forward to the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, Dr. Stacey Pope, Associate Professor in the Department of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Durham University, reflects on the public and media profile of women in football.

Preserving the past, shaping the future

How will we remember the present in the future? What should we preserve? And what should we let go?  In this feature, AHRC Heritage Priority Area Leadership Fellow, Professor Rodney Harrison talks us through the AHRC-funded research programme, Heritage Futures and their latest collaboration with Manchester Museum. 

Malcolm McNeill - Chinese Painting Specialist at Christie's

Malcolm explains AHRC made it possible for him to consider doctoral research. He added: “I wouldn’t have been able to take on the doctorate without their support. It was financially not viable for me to do that, so that made all the difference”.

Entries for our Spring Diary

Today (20 March 2019) we’re asked people across the UK to submit up to 150 words about the official arrival of spring. All entrants up until noon Friday, 22 March 2019, will go forward to be chosen for the eBook which will be available this summer. Submission for entries at www.ahrc.ukri.org/spring-diary has now closed.

Reading the world's longest-running children's magazine

Argentina’s Billiken is the world’s longest-running children’s magazine. Named after the Billiken doll that was designed in the early 20th century and became enormously popular in the United States, the magazine has been published by Editorial Atlántida, in Buenos Aires, since November 1919.

Researching the world of songwriting

Adopting a holistic approach to the community in order to obtain a better understanding of the scope of contexts and ways in which songwriting is useful, creating opportunities for new conversations, projects and publications,