Category: Entertainment & arts

Art and design class

The UK creative industries are worth £92 billion. But with a decline in GCSE students taking up creative subjects, are the arts valued or vulnerable?

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With the popularity of Love Island, The Great British Bake Off and more, the University of Derby Online Learning's Yasuhiro Kotera asks why we're so interested in reality TV.

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Jane Montague, Head of Psychology at the University of Derby discusses the psychology of colours. Why do we wear certain colours?

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#MeToo and #TimesUp have been two global movements that have brought women's equality and their role in today's society to attention.

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Professor Keith McLay, Pro Vice-Chancellor Dean of the College Arts, Humanities & Education at the University of Derby, reviews Noel Coward's Private Lives. 

Christmas book

Revd Adam Dickens, Anglican Chaplain, discusses whether there is a traditional way of celebrating Christmas and where the tradition originated from.

Lego pieces with storm trooper from star wars

In this article, Dr Ian Turner talks about the global phenomenon of Star Wars and explains some of the science fiction behind the science fact.

Fine Art student painting

David McGravie, Head of the School of Arts at the University of Derby, explains why an arts education is important and how it can benefit students.

Snowy picture with a house

Lisa Wakefield, Lecturer in Tourism and Spa, looks at the pros and cons of staying at home or going on vacation during the Christmas holidays.

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Kelly Tyler speaks to MOBO founder Kanya King MBE about her pursuit to drive urban music from the margins to the heart of mainstream culture.