Christmas as we know it today began in the Victorian period. Before Queen Victoria took to the throne in June 1837 there were no Christmas cards, no crackers and no turkey. But by the end of her reign, the ancient midwinter festivities had been transformed into something we would all recognise.
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.
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
Unearthing Elephant, which questions the imminent demolition and regeneration of Elephant & Castle shopping centre won the Doctoral Award or Early Career Film category at this year’s Research in Film Awards.
A new report from the AHRC highlights the role arts and humanities research plays in developing our understanding of the environment and our place within it.
The Shampoo Summit won the Innovation Award category at this year’s Research in Film Awards, for its innovative and captivating filming technique.
As Blue Planet II continues to draw huge audiences, Professor Peter Coates looks back at a series that not only changed the way that television documentaries were made. It also changed our relationship with nature – and alerted Britain to the perilous state of marine ecosystems.
BBC Wildlife Magazine's Ben Hoare discusses the new abundance of UK nature books
The rise of robots is undoubtedly a hot topic and the focus of this year's Best Research Film of the Year winner. Find out more about this prize-winning film that poses a very serious but provocative question on robotics and pain.
It is not just old books or out-of-print books that are lost. New ones can be too. And this warehouse can be either a port of discovery, a place of disembarkation and possibility. Or it can be a graveyard built from paper and card.
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.
Antibiotics are at the heart of modern medicine, but the efficacy of these miracle drugs is waning. Non-scientific disciplines have their part to play in helping apply lessons learned in the laboratory to the real world.
The winning film in the International Development Award category provides a voice to those living on the frontline of climate change.
Find out about the interactive pantomime, the imaginarium and the graphic novel that will bring Swift to life in our festival hub in Dundee.
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.
Where does inspiration come from? Is it only for the ‘geniuses’ amongst us, or could anyone conjure it up with a few clever tricks? Anna Kemp tells us about her upcoming creative writing workshop for the Being Human festival ‘The inspiration machine'.
We’ve let the organisers of Being Human take over the AHRC website so you can check out lots of fascinating updates from festival.
New discoveries in the Arctic tell us about historic responses to climate change.
How might displacement caused by climate change affect people’s sense of identity?