• Fetishization of ‘Art Heists’: Movies vs. Reality

     Victoria Mileson It’s no secret that heists make for great entertainment. From the classic The Italian Job to the more recent Ocean’s films, we never seem to get tired of the classic heist tale and there’s always an opportunity for a new angle. We find ourselves rooting for the...
  • Three Climate YouTubers You Should Watch

    Matthew Bird For 10 days, we are focusing on the pressing issue of climate change, something that can have major impacts on the way our world, and our lives will function. Matthew Bird shares his top three climate YouTubers to learn more about this subject from. The fact that...
  • Nature In Literature

    Rory Beveridge The fascination with the natural world has engrossed humans since the beginning of written records and has been frequently used as inspiration for works of literature, art and other forms of expression. In the ancient world, there was often an intertwining of paradise, and an untouched natural...
  • The Novelty Of Novelisation: Exploring Books That Were Inspired By Movies & TV

    Emily Fletcher For as long as movies have been made, they have often been inspired by books. But, more often than might be expected, there is a whole world of books written following the release of a movie, inspired by its plot and characters. You may be surprised to...
  • Who’s Story? The Government Struggles Against Uncomfortable Truths

    Myron Winter-Brownhill Last week, a meeting between twenty-five UK heritage groups and the Culture Secretary, Oliver Dowden, highlighted concerns over potentially harmful interference by the government in the vital work of museums. It’s the latest in a series of push-backs from the government against renewed interest in re-evaluating British...
  • ‘Bleak’ – February Creative Showcase

    Georgia Hamblett In the midst of the cold season, with snow on the ground and rainy days, Georgia Hamblett reflected on the word ‘bleak’ for our February Creative Showcase. BLEAK She enjoyed cycling. The majority of the time, at least. Sometimes she went out and hated it; she hated...
  • Shakespeare And Gender On Stage

    Maisie Jane Garvin Imagine visiting the theatre and seeing your favourite Shakespearean heroine: Desdemona, Ophelia, Lady Macbeth or Hermia, being played by a man. Perhaps there would be uproar. Yet, it is interesting to note that in the contemporary performances of these plays, the leading ladies would have in...