Bill Pertwee: The Warden Says

I'm currently trying to write my abstract for the "Framing Film" conference at the University of Winchester, and spent a very enjoyable couple of hours this afternoon watching "The Warden Says" introduced by Bill Pertwee (on VHS, how old school.. and now I see they are available on DVD!)... thank goodness such little gems have survived!I know far more about the posters themselves, but there are a few good examples to use for the abstracts…

I could eat nothing but pizza for a year

Haloumi Cheese, Zaatar & Tomato Pizzas by avlxyzNo need to edit the default title! Italian: pasta, pizza, gelato all with in many different (and delicious) flavourings... what more could you want! Well, maybe to find the real cuisine rather than whatever I could afford for 2-3 Euro last summer: http://www.travelblog.org/Europe/Italy/Veneto/Venice/blog-330501.html

Faber Finds: Mass-Observation

Mass-ObservationI used the Mass-Observation archives extensively in my PhD research (see www.ww2poster.co.uk), as it has lots of really interesting material from observations (both direct and indirect) plus collated materials from the war years (and since). It was really ahead of its time! Much of the best material is only available by visiting the archives (based at the University of Sussex), but some of their published material is shortly to be published by Faber & Faber…

Universities Online

As part of my research into possibilities for universities to make use of the plethora of social media around, I put out a message on my Twitter feed, and picked up a few new followers working at the overlap of social media/academia, and it's interesting to see what is popping up in this constantly changing field.YouTube.eduLast week (Thursday 26th March), YouTube officially launched an independent area of its site (to which Universities need to apply,…

You have to give away a million dollars. How?

Oooo - that sounds like fun, and with the exchange rate as it currently is that's worth quite a lot of money, right....Can I keep some... in which case I'll buy me a house in Winchester, a car that doesn't need to spend so long in a garage, and a non-broken computer/phone/hi-fi, then throw a great big party and catch up with everyone again properly....Part of me wants to run through the streets then throwing…
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