Monthly Archives: August 2012

Dr Sara Haslam on BBC Culture Show special on Madox Ford

Dr Sara Haslam, Senior Lecturer in English, and Chair of the Ford Madox Ford Society, was interviewed by Alan Yentob for the BBC’s Culture Show special, “Who on Earth was Ford Madox Ford?”, broadcast on Saturday 1st September. “With Tom … Continue reading

Posted in Collaborations, Programmes, Research | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Disability vs enhancement – BBC’s Newsnight looks at Eugenics 100 years after the 1st Int Eugenics Congress.

Last night Newsnight on the BBC talked about eugenics and asks the question “If you knew for certain your child was going to be born with a disability, would you, should you still have a baby?”.  Prof James Moore, social … Continue reading

Posted in In the News, Programmes | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

AHRC Commodity Histories Project Workshop, 6-7 Sept 2012

The Commodity Histories Project, funded by the AHRC, and led by Dr Sandip Hazareesingh, is the first digital project in the UK that will provide public access to a crucial dimension of the histories of Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and … Continue reading

Posted in Conferences, seminars, talks, public events, Research | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Heritage and Restoration – can the two be congruous?

The popularisation of TV restoration programmes can inspire and horrify. Should we use modern materials in the restoration of our heritage sites? Or, if we have new and better materials to use, should we incorporate these as they are more … Continue reading

Posted in Programmes | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Parade’s End – not just Downton for adults

Ford Madox Ford’s quartet Parade’s End reaches the screens in a five episode BBC/HBO/VRT television adaptation written by Tom Stoppard on 24 August, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Rebecca Hall, along with Rupert Everett, Miranda Richardson, Anne-Marie Duff and Roger Allam. … Continue reading

Posted in Collaborations, Programmes, Publications | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

OU English student’s acclaimed novel

English student Kirsty Ferry, author of acclaimed young adult novel The Memory of Snow, features in the September edition of Writing Magazine. Kirsty achieved a Diploma in Literature and Creative Writing and is now studying towards a BA (Hons) English … Continue reading

Posted in Publications | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Prof Helen King on Titian at the National Gallery

Professor Helen King, Chair of Classical Studies, speaks about the myth of Diana and Calysto as painted by Titian in the August podcast from the National Gallery. Accompanied by a recording of the late Poet Laureate Ted Hughes reading his … Continue reading

Posted in Conferences, seminars, talks, public events, Programmes | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment