On mobiles and laptops

One of my job responsibilities in my department is as a learning technologist. I am responsible for finding new tech solutions to improve teaching and learning and for helping my colleagues to use, adopt, and adapt these new tools by integrating them to their teaching practice. I am the one of the tutors in the … More On mobiles and laptops

‘The Lady and the Unicorn’ by Tracy Chevalier

Chevalier writes historical novels where artists and their work provide the context for the development of the narrative and the creation of fictional characters. In this precious short novel she uses the famous medieval tapestries as the background for a story of love, desire, loss, and coming of age. The story is told by different … More ‘The Lady and the Unicorn’ by Tracy Chevalier

Hamlet – RADA

I was not one of the happy few to get a ticket in the ballot. Fortunately, Michael Billington was. Here are his views on the new Branagh’s revival of Hamlet starring Tom Hiddleston for the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA). Billington is, in my opinion, one of the most knowledgeable, conscientious, and reliable contemporary Shakespearean … More Hamlet – RADA

‘The Time Traveller’s Guide to Elizabethan England’ by Ian Mortimer

Ian Mortimer returns to the ‘Doctor Who approach to history’ he used a couple of years ago to take his readers to medieval England. This time he uses his pen as the Tardis to take us to the Elizabethan period. The sections are fairly similar to the previous book but there are differences dictated by … More ‘The Time Traveller’s Guide to Elizabethan England’ by Ian Mortimer