Eagle-Eyed Impact

Newcastle academic's research informs swords-and-sandals blockbuster. James Titcomb reports Attending premieres, rubbing shoulders with Hollywood stars and visiting film sets are a far cry from the daily activities of the typical academic. But for one historian, the worlds of research and show business collided when she was invited to contribute to the making of a big-budget film, The Eagle. Lindsay Allason-Jones, director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Artefact Studies at Newcastle University, served as the academic…