Basic WordPress for Aim Higher

Aim Higher, 1 April 2009 (2) View more presentations from Bex Lewis. AimHigher is about making everyone aware of the benefits higher education can bring, whatever their background. The above were my slides from my first ever session teaching 10 year olds. We didn't quite get to the end, but the same week I used the same session for up to 15 year olds, and in some cases they zoomed through faster. I'm used to…

ww2poster Blog

I've added a new, more specialist, blog on WordPress: http://ww2poster.wordpress.com/. I will be back with this one too... but I have lots to say on posters, and with the whole furore over the Keep Calm and Carry On posters, it seems people are interested!

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…

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,…