[SPEAKER] Children – and a Digital Age, for Reimagining Faith Formation

So, I’ll be presenting the following, via the medium of the internet, this morning, to a conference in Australia (in the hope of being there in person next year): Children – and a Digital Age, for Reimagine Faith Formation from Bex Lewis

[RADIO] Talking #PremDac16 with Inspirational Breakfast on @PremierRadio

This morning I was chatting with John Pantry on Inspirational Breakfast on Premier Radio, talking about the Premier Digital Awards, held each year in November, for which I am a judge this year. Entries to the conference close this Sunday, but then we’ve got the conference to look forward to too!

Listening to @BBCWomansHour with @aliciablumross on #DigitalParenting

I was alerted to this programme about children and screen time, on earlier this week, and have just had the opportunity to catch-up on it. The blurb says: Getting children away from their screens can be a daily battle, but how much more difficult is it in the school holidays? We’ll be asking whether it matters that they’re attached to their phones, tablets or computer games and whether it’s useful to set boundaries about time Continue Reading →

The A to Z of social media for academia on @timeshighered, by @andymiah #socialmediaHE

I used to frequently prepare an ‘overview of social media’, but the last overhaul really went into my book (chapter 3, in case you’re wondering!). Not had time to update, so pleased to see the ‘A to Z of social media for academia‘ in Times Higher today, which promises to be kept updated:

[GUEST BLOG] Stimulating the Next Generation of Digital Creatives with #DigiLeaders

Since I’ve moved to Manchester, I’ve been fortunate to attend a number of #DigiLeaders events, and volunteered to provide the write-up for the most recent one, held at the BBC in MediaCity. The blog starts: Around 20 creatives, academics, recruiters and business leaders met on 28th July at the BBC, MediaCity in Salford, in response to a statement produced by Digital Leaders Chair Rachel Neaman, that young “digital natives” are not as savvy as we Continue Reading →

#EmptyShelf 2016 #43/4/5: Novels by Georgette Heyer

If you’ve never read Georgette Heyer, can I just say that you may be missing out! Often confused with Mills & Boon, Heyer wrote these ‘regency romances’ 1920s onwards, the history in them is deeply researched, and the novels chuckle along without loads of random salaciousness that every M&B seems to feel the need to chuck in. Holidays are typically a time when I may pick a Heyer novel up, and I have been known Continue Reading →

MEDIA: How has the internet changed our lives with @PremierRadio

So, the world’s first website went live 25 years ago, and I was asked to have a chat about how the internet has changed our lives over the past 25 years … I cast out on Facebook (as always), read a few new things – e.g. are we wasting time on the internet, and then enjoyed my chat with Hannah on Premier Radio. Extracts were also featured on the news segments of Big Breakfast and The Worship Hour.

Life Exploring: #WOMAD2016

So thanks to changing my gas/electric to Ecotricity, as recommended by my friend Steve, I ended up with a free ticket to WOMAD Festival last weekend as a welcome offer (or I could have had a £50 voucher for Ecotopia). I hadn’t heard of WOMAD, but asking about it on Facebook, lots of positive reviews, so although no one seemed to be going (and I’m not a big fan of camping), I decided to try it out! Continue Reading →