Mary Makinde is a Lecturer in Forensic Investigation and the University’s BAME Strategic Lead for the Closing Our Gap Strategy group which aims to eradicate the BAME attainment gap. In this expert comment Mary explains the work that is taking place within the University to close our gap and tackle issues around race.
Dr Ken Fox looks at how viewing habits are changing during lockdown, and the lasting impact it could have on the film and TV industries.
Dr Michael Goodrum looks at the cultural impact of The Simpsons and their enduring appeal.
Dr Harshad Keval explains how the recent withdrawal of the film Blue Story by some cinemas is representative of a larger and more complex issue.
Professor Peter Vujakovic discusses the link between World Heritage Sites and STEM subjects, as The Jodrell Bank Observatory is the newest addition to claim world heritage status.
Following the publication of the latest Sutton Trust report on social mobility, Professor David Bates, looks at the implications an unequal society can have on democracy.
Dr Jane Lovell and Howard Griffin explain the positive impact light festivals can have upon towns and cities.
On the 50th anniversary of the first publication of Biggles books, Dr Michael Goodrum explores the character’s impact and legacy.
Professor Mike Weed explores how social media is changing the way we experience live events.
Dr Michael Goodrum explains the political and financial influence of the comic book hero, Superman.