Category: Entertainment & arts

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As a part of their degree, second-year English and History students took part in an Annual Public Conference which was centred on the theme Rivers, Lakes and Seas. 

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It’s been a couple of years since the last Christmas advert blog, so what’s new? Dr Charles Hancock, Lecturer in marketing at the University of Derby, comments on the impact of Christmas advertisements this year.

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Ahead of the bicentenary of the death of major Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley on July 8, 2022, Amanda Blake Davis and Paul Whickman consider the influence of Derby and the Derbyshire region on Shelley and his wife Mary Shelley.

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Digital Marketing student Izzy shares some of Derby's best winter attractions for you to explore this month.

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For World Book Day, Creative Writing and Publishing academics from the University of Derby share their memories of books from their childhood, or which remind them of being children.

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New books are always a popular gift at Christmas, and with reports suggesting that lockdown has prompted a resurgence in reading, the University of Derby's Creative Writing and Publishing academics discuss some of the stand-out books they have enjoyed this year.

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Dr Susan Hogan, Professor of Arts and Health at the University of Derby, examines how art-making can provide a means for women to express and understand their changed sense of self-identity and sexuality as a result of pregnancy and motherhood.

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The English, Creative Writing and Publishing academic team at the University of Derby have put together some of their suggestions to take your reading in a new direction.

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Brendan Moffett, Director of the University of Derby's Centre for Contemporary Hospitality and Tourism, discusses what measures are being made available and what new initiatives are being adopted to support the sector through the Covid-19 crisis.

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Jon Burton, Lecturer in Sound, Light and Live Event Technology at the University of Derby, looks back on how audio and lighting has developed over the years and the technological advancements that have helped to drive change in this area.