• From Sounds on the Street to the Voices that We Need: Britain’s New Lyrical Generation

    British music has never looked to be in better shape than it currently is. The successes of Adele, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, One Direction and now George Ezra look to have established British pop music as the best in the world. Yet with increasing global disparity and the tightening...
  • Fantastic Beasts: A Magical Masculinity

    In many ways, the Fantastic Beasts series subverts the action/adventure genre, none more so than in its protagonist, Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). Many critics found themselves detached from Redmayne’s main character, describing him as “so good-hearted, simple, and nondescript that it’s sort of crazy that he’s going to be...
  • Mental Health in Football: how to tackle it ‘head-on’

    The University of Nottingham Football Club recently held a workshop to raise awareness of men’s mental health issues. A University of Nottingham alumnus, Ed Tarlton, who devised the session, was invited to share his past experiences with current players on Saturday afternoon. There was a general sense of optimism...