Category: Entertainment & arts

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.

Chatsworth House and surrounding area

Jeremy Swan speaks to the Duke of Devonshire to find out how Chatsworth has been preserved for the public to enjoy.

An open book with sparkling gold letters rising from it on a black background

Alison Lawson, Senior Lecturer in Marketing, writes about the legacy of Harry Potter and why the famous fictional series proves that books are not dead.

Red and white light blotches and the outline of a Christmas tree to the right

2020 has been a year like no other we have experienced in modern times. From bush fires, floods and the Covid-19 pandemic, it is possibly one of most challenging years many have faced and has led to much loss, uncertainty and isolation. So, what do we need this Christmas?