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- Christmas Cancelled? Nothing is new, ask the puritans of 1647 by Dr Rachel Foxley December 15, 2020
- Dreaming of a White Christmas? It may all be in the stars! by Professor Anne Lawrence December 7, 2020
- When should we start putting up decorations and celebrating Christmas festivities? Are you team Nov 1st? Dec 1st? A week before? Professor Helen Parish takes a look… December 1, 2020
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Midnight Mass, the Stone Roses, and ‘cuddling boys’: Recollections of Christmastime and New Year’s Eve in teenage girls’ diaries, 1970-1998
by Amy Gower, PhD student. Christmas evokes a sense of nostalgia in many of us, as a holiday wrapped up in tradition, family, and the home. Through my research into the diaries of teenage girls from the 1970s, 80s and … Continue reading
by Dr Ruth Salter  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
by Prof Paul Davies Everyone knows the story of Mount Vesuvius and its destruction of Pompeii (79 CE), which remained hidden from the world until its rediscovery in the eighteenth century. Far less familiar is the volcano’s later eruption of … Continue reading
by Dr Ruth Salter  The second entry taken from my great-grandfather, Arthur John Pidgeon’s W/T Signal Log (see the first entry).
by Dr Ruth Salter  While many of the dates we’re looking at in this year’s December blog series mark big, noteworthy events which impacted either on the life of a notable individual, or on contemporary society – thus potentially … Continue reading