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DocFest film review – Icarus by Brian Fogle

Issued:12/06/17

By Dr Tom BassindaleBrian Fogle finished the Haute Tour, a tough amateur cycle race, just outside the top ten. This should be seen as a fantastic achievement,...



Enmeshing universities in the city's culture drives...

Issued:12/05/17

The weekend before Easter saw glorious weather.  Spring, with its vibrant yellows and greens, burst into life across the parks and gardens of...



Yesterday. Today. Tomorrow.

Issued:04/04/17

I first came across the artist Bryan McCormack in 2009 whilst working as the Literary Director of the Orange Tree Theatre in London. He sent me a play...



Liz Bridgen: The Lady Vanishes - the missing women...

Issued:28/04/16

On Friday 29 April, Liz Bridgen, senior lecturer in public relations, is speaking at the annual PR The Future: We Are The Future conference....



Lisa Hopkins: Did Shakespeare pen the Morse code?

Issued:04/04/16

In Ngaio Marsh’s  Death in a White Tie, the hero Alleyn tells his friend Lord Robert Gospel to observe a suspect 'with the very comment...



Chris Hopkins: Why Love On The Dole stands the test...

Issued:20/01/16

Walter Greenwood had been unemployed in Salford for three years when in 1932 he wrote Love On The Dole.Watching the 1941 film acts as a reminder...



Aimee Ambrose: Why the time has come to embrace our...

Issued:09/09/15

The National Trust, the self-proclaimed custodian of "the places we love" has embraced brutalist architecture with tours of...



David Best: Why the UK lags behind in recovery for...

Issued:08/09/15

It's rare that you'll see Blackpool praised by a professor of criminology, but when it comes to leading the way in changing how the...



Alessandro Soranzo: How we captured Leonardo Da Vinci's...

Issued:04/09/15

In my research I try to understand how and why visual illusions occur - to help us understand how our visual system works.We seem to enjoy viewing...



Jon Dean: Should ethics take a back seat in homelessness...

Issued:03/03/15

In doing their work, charity fundraisers have to ask themselves moral and ethical questions. Public requests for donations need to appeal to a wide...