Dr Bex Lewis

Dr Bex Lewis is passionate about helping people engage with the digital world in a positive way, where she has more than 20 years’ experience. She is Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University and Visiting Research Fellow at St John’s College, Durham University, with a particular interest in digital culture, persuasion and attitudinal change, especially how this affects the third sector, including faith organisations, and, after her breast cancer diagnosis in 2017, has started to research social media and cancer. Trained as a mass communications historian, she has written the original history of the poster Keep Calm and Carry On: The Truth Behind the Poster (Imperial War Museum, 2017), drawing upon her PhD research. She is Director of social media consultancy Digital Fingerprint, and author of Raising Children in a Digital Age: Enjoying the Best, Avoiding the Worst  (Lion Hudson, 2014; second edition in process) as well as a number of book chapters, and regularly judges digital awards. She has a strong media presence, with her expertise featured in a wide range of publications and programmes, including national, international and specialist TV, radio and press, and can be found all over social media, typically as @drbexl.

Book Review: The Normal Christian Life by Watchman Nee

The Normal Christian Life is a book by Watchman Nee first delivered as a series of addresses to Christian workers who were gathered in Denmark for special meetings in 1938 and 1939. The talks were later compiled into a book by Angus Kinnear and were first published in 1957 in Bombay, India. In The Normal Christian Life, Watchman Nee presents foundational principles for the Christian life and walk drawing primarily from the book of Romans.…

Round the World Trip 2007-8

These are my plans for my travels around the world... Bangkok (Lonely Planet Guide) Friday 28th September: Leave London Heathrow on Flight QF2, 22:15, arrive 15:35 Saturday 29th September: 2-day GAP Adventures pre-trip Citybreak, staying at Royal Hotel. Monday 1st October: GAP Adventures: Indochina Encompassed, presumably Royal Hotel. Wednesday 3rd October: Chaing Mai Thursday 4th October: Chiang Kong Friday 5th October: Mekong River [Boat] Laos (Lonely Planet Guide) Saturday 6th October: Luang Prabang [Flight] Tuesday…

Finding a Souvenir in St Ives

“Cornwall is by tradition the home of the artist and the craftsman” notes a newspaper article as the Sloop Craft Market opens in the 1960s. By reputation, St Ives is one of the highlights of Cornwall, an ancient fishing village characterised by narrow lanes and alleyways, beautiful beaches, home to an internationally important arts community. In the Sloop craftsmen work behind large picture windows set in Cornish stone, producing woodwork, jewellery, rugs, and stained glass…

Open Farm Sunday, 2007

With the growing interest in locally produced foodstuffs, do you know how the food on your plate is produced? There was an opportunity to find out at Shotford Hall Farm near Harleston on Sunday 10th June, which opened their farm as part of a national event 'Open Farm Sunday'. Hosting such an event for the first time, Tim Lewis, Tenant Farmer, had no idea whether to expect 30 or 300 visitors, and in the event…

Interdisciplinary Research Officer, CIDRA, Manchester

Interdisciplinary Research Officer, University of Manchester  A new post in which I promoted cross-subject research and provide support for bids and grants within the School of Arts, Histories and Cultures. I continually worked with senior staff, including the Director of CIDRA (Professor Frank Mort), Director of Research (Professor Alison Sharrock), and Postgraduate Director (Professor Bertrand Taithe) and Head of School (Professor Penny Summerfield), along with the Research Development Manager on the development of CIDRA and interdisciplinary research…