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Read, Watch and Listen

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.