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…

My bucket list starts with: Visit Canada

Visit CanadaCanada looks a beautiful, friendly country, and all the Canadians I've met (and shared rooms with on my travels) have been lovely! I read all the Anne of Green Gables novels when I was younger, and have always wanted to go and see Prince Edward Island... also want to get the train across to the Rockies, see the bright lights of Toronto, ski in Banff, and just take in the beautiful landscapes... while trying…

Keep Calm and Carry On

"For many the wartime slogans, such as Dig for Victory, Careless Talk Costs Lives, and Coughs and Sneezes Spread Diseases, have never been forgotten. Such slogans have been passed on as a part of our common heritage," says Dr Rebecca Lewis, a historian who has made a study of the subject. "Posters that were not published or were withdrawn also make for interesting study, particularly for reasons as to why they were rejected," she adds.…

The athlete in me!!!

The 'have a go hero(ine)'...! Aside from my PhD where I am undoubtedly the world's expert on British Home Front Propaganda Posters, see http://www.ww2poster.co.uk/ (well, it's a niche!), I am one of life's explorers! I like to remain open to the possibilities of what is going on out there... I usually have a flexible plan for what I want to achieve, and am highly aware of the areas that I'm interested in, but as a…