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The Long Read: Saint Guinefort the Holy Greyhound

by Dr Rebecca Rist In April 1988 the New York Times published a review of Suzanne Schiffman and Paméla Berger’s film Sorceress (French version Le Moine et la Sorcière), which debuted at the 68th Street Playhouse. It described it as … Continue reading

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GUEST POST: Tale as Old as Time

by Tom Rusbridge, University of Birmingham Disney’s live-action remake of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ was released in Spring 2017 and made its little-screen debut over Christmas. Following on from the animated feature classic of 1991, the fantastical nature of the … Continue reading

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Votes for Women: What are we celebrating?

by Melanie Khuddro This week marks the centenary of the Representation of the People Act receiving Royal Assent; the week when women were first legally recognised to have voting rights in the UK. Countless flags, banners and badges adorned in … Continue reading

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REGISTRATION OPEN for the ”Social Listening’ Workshop’

‘Social Listening’ Workshop: building qualitative skills in social media research 10am – 4pm, Saturday 24 February 2018 Palmer 101, Whiteknights Campus, University of Reading  

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25th December 1914: Christmas Day on board HMS Talbot

by Dr Ruth Salter [1] I know that it’s not 25th of December today, but what could be more fitting for the final blog post of the series, and for the final entry taken from my great-grandfather, Arthur John Pidgeon’s … Continue reading

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