Doctor Who Required

Universities are increasingly demanding that new academics hold doctorates in a trend that some believe could accelerate when the tuition-fee cap rises to £9,000 a year. The proportion of UK academic staff with doctorates rose from 48 per cent in 2004-05 to 50.1 per cent in 2009-10, according to data prepared for Times Higher Education by the Higher Education Statistics Agency. Some pre-1992 universities, such as City University London and Birkbeck, University of London, have…

Related Projects of Interest

There are many others working on, or have already completed, theses that are also of interest to me as a researcher in this topic, and therefore may also be of interest to others. Boon, T., 'Film and contestation of public health in interwar Britain ', PhD, 1999 Chapman, J., 'Official British Film Propaganda during the Second World War', PhD, 1995 Carruthers, S.L., 'Propaganda, publicity and political violence: the presentation of terrorism in Britain, 1944-60', PhD,…

Pat Cryer – PhD Skills

Postgraduates do not realise how employable they are. Pat Cryer explains how to get well paid job. "Students often give up when they realise how few jobs there are in their specialism. Believing they have nothing else to offer they end up jobless." The long haul is over and the prospect of lucrative job offers are an enticing alternative to months of solitary confinement in the research laboratory. Yet very few PhD students do themselves…

Extract from “Chapter 2: Placing the British Experience of the Propaganda Poster in Context”

As I prepare materials for 'Film History', it seems a good time to go back to my thesis and access the section of the varying art movements leading to British graphic design styles as the Second World War broke out. (c) Bex Lewis, 2004 This next section draws on the methodological framework outlined in chapter one to think about aspects of form and style. It sees poster design as an encoding through which ‘truths’ were…

Women of Britain, Come Into the Factories

Great things come out of little postcards. I bought this poster as a postcard in the Imperial War Museum whilst 15-17, and then put it on the wall, along with a few others, but it's the colour of this one that stood out, and that I remembered when it came to choosing my A-Level history project, which then became an undergraduate dissertation, and then a PhD. Poster Title: Women of Britain, Come Into the Factories…