Posts for Art/Literature/Culture

Jeremy Kyle Show: a psychologist explains the risks in reality TV and how aftercare should be done

Host Jeremy Kyle broadcasting before the show was axed. The Jeremy Kyle Show/ITV John Oates, The Open University The psychological impacts of participating in broadcast productions can be much greater […]

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Obscenity trial copy of Lady Chatterley on export bar

The annotated copy of Lady Chatterley’s Lover used by the judge who presided over the 1960 obscenity trial is at risk of leaving the UK unless a buyer can be […]

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Simon Armitage appointed next Poet Laureate

The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of Simon Armitage as the next Poet Laureate for a fixed-term of ten years. The acclaimed poet succeeds Dame Carol Ann […]

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Spoilers: making people angry since Victorian times

Nobody likes a plot-spoiler. Game of Thrones © 2019 Home Box Office, Inc. James Green, University of Exeter It’s fair to say that with the release of the latest series […]

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May Day Celebrations in Padstow

May Day (or ‘Obby ‘Oss Day as it is known) is without a doubt the biggest day in Padstow’s calendar and still going strong after centuries. It is not unusual […]

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The Open University secures £50M investment in social learning platform FutureLearn

SEEK Group will invest £50m to become a joint, 50% owner of The Open University’s FutureLearn social learning platform in a deal thought to be the largest ever private-sector EdTech […]

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Did Anne Boleyn really try to speak after being beheaded?

Anne Boleyn (with head in situ). Public domain Adam Taylor, Lancaster University When Jean-Paul Marat’s killer, Charlotte Corday, was executed by guillotine in 1793, a man named Francois le Gros […]

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Shakespeare: research blows away stereotypes and reveals teenagers actually love the Bard

Cathy Baldwin, The Open University When you think of inner-city teenagers, what springs to mind? For many, it’s hoodies, video games – and probably hating Shakespeare. But my research proves […]

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£60 million search begins for the next Peppa Pig, Art Attack and Desert Island Discs

I find it a little shocking that the Government has money for this when education and health care are so badly underfunded, but hey ho. Young people may deserve quality […]

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Why shouldn’t men wear skirts?

Ashley Morgan, Cardiff Metropolitan University Year on year, predictions are made that skirts will finally be adopted by men as an extension of their regular clothing. Prompted by international fashion […]

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