Category: Entertainment & arts

Cakes food and wine

Ewen Crilley, Hospitality Operations Trainer at the University of Derby, gives his simple guide to wine and food pairing to help you get the perfect match.

A crowd at YNot festival

Ben Sams, Lecturer in Media Technology at the University of Derby, gives the key ingredients to running a successful UK music festival.

Star Wars books

Dr Nathan Hunt, Senior Lecturer in Film and Media at the University of Derby, discusses why Star Wars fans still adore the franchise decades on.

baby laying on stomach

With celebrities like Halle Berry, Celine Dion and Janet Jackson dominating the headlines for having babies over the age of 40, Dr Christopher Barnes, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, discusses the impact of having a baby later in life.

Easter eggs in a nest

With Easter just around the corner, Alison Lawson, Head of the Division of Marketing and Operations, discusses the tactics brands use to lure us into buying Easter eggs, as well as five top tips to consider when choosing the perfect egg.

Books on a shelf

Disney’s latest remake Beauty and the Beast, starring Emma Watson and Downton Abbey’s Dan Stevens, will hit cinema screens on 17 March. While this new take on a classic will capture the imagination of a new generation, Dr Simon Heywood, Lecturer in Creative Writing, explores the story’s origin as a folktale.

group of people in huddle gathered playing shrovetide football

Ruth Larsen, Senior Lecturer in History, discusses the tradition of Shrovetide Football and why the game is now as popular as ever.

A person smiling

Adam Hill, lecturer at the University of Derby, shares his passion with his students, and talks about his expertise and experience working on live events.

Emily Webb reflects on why she chose to go to university and the process of choosing a university and getting through the interview.

Alistair Hodge, Senior Lecturer and MA Publishing Programme Leader, talks about Roald Dahl, one of the world’s greatest storytellers, who would have turned 100 on September 13, 2016.