As parents desperately try to create World Book Day costumes for their little ones out of old tights and tin foil, Dr Oliver Tearle looks at how fancy dress and cut price books are helping to encourage children to fall in love with reading.
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A huge throng of female protesters rallied wearing symbols of unity, challenging the decisions of those in power. News reports demonised them and branded them whores, bawds, and even ‘scum of the suburbs’, but they defiantly lined the streets of Westminster, coming together outside the Houses of Parliament, and demanding an end to the English […]
Sport and the Troubles in Northern Ireland: A unique view of the Maze Prison’s sectarian sporting culture
Professor Alan Bairner was given access to Maze Prison’s paramilitary prisoners in Northern Ireland in the 1990s. After a scores of discussions with both republican (IRA) and loyalist (UDA, UVF and LVF) inmates, Professor Bairner hoped to learn about the role sport had taken in shaping their beliefs and everyday lives.
Our experts take a look at Donald Trump and the politics of identity and emotionalism in America.
As Loughborough University research reveals many four-year-olds are not physically ready for school, the experts behind the findings share some simple activities for parents to try at home with their children to improve physical development…
We have all suffered disappointment at some point in our lives, but it’s important to remember that a positive mindset can hold the key to better things.
With A-level results day on the horizon, nerves are setting in and it’s very easy to feel overwhelmed. But remember, there are plenty of options open to you, even if you don’t get the results you expected.
As the Rio Games get underway, Dr Andrew Dix discusses films from the 1930s to the present that touch on the ambiguities as well as the exhilarations of the Olympics.
Many people believe the Psychoactive Substances Act – which came into force on May 26 – was long overdue and necessary to tackle the growing use of ‘legal highs’. But will legislation solve the problem or make it worse? Criminologist Dr Mark Monaghan looks at the evidence.
Professor Liz Peel and colleagues are shining a light on experiences of children caring for parents with dementia…