Mince pie, or Christmas pye, also known as December pye, was traditionally made with meat and is the distant cousin to the supermarket sweet treats we recognise today. In the 1600s, it was incredibly popular and ticks a lot of the boxes for modern-day sustainability and thrifty living. Taking us through the 400-year-old recipe, Dr […]
Category archive: History
Dr Andrew Dix is a lecturer in American Studies, whose areas of interest include African American culture, twentieth and twenty-first century US fiction, the literature and cinema of US sport, film adaptation, Hollywood stardom, and cinema and globalisation. Here he examines the powerful episode of Doctor Who that centered on Rosa Parks, an activist in […]
Dr Catherine Armstrong is a historian of colonial North America and the United States in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Here she describes abolition’s early accomplishments at a time when it was more prosperous to turn a blind eye…
On Saturday 21 October two Loughborough academics Sara Read and Lyndsey Bakewell, from the School of the Arts, English and Drama, teamed up with the LSU Shakespeare Society represented by chair Corinne Bills and member Aidan Rainbird-Earley (who is studying systems engineering at the University) together with the volunteers at the Old Rectory Museum in […]
Our experts take a look at Donald Trump and the politics of identity and emotionalism in America.
This weekend (23 April) marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Our expert, Renaissance Scholar Dr Joan Fitzpatrick, takes a look at what dietary literature tells us about food habits in Shakespeare’s day.
English lecturer Dr Sara Read says our ancestors had the right idea when it came to losing weight…
As Girlguiding launches a new badge for mental health, Dr Sarah Mills explains how a closer look at the organisation’s evolving badge programme reveals wider changes in society over time.
Don’t stand by is the theme for this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day. With this in mind, Professor Chris Szejnmann asks: can we learn civil courage and embed human rights and citizenship values into future generations?