Teaching ‘Creativity and the Creative Industries’ at LSBU, 2019/20

This Spring 2020 I am teaching ‘Creativity: The Creative Industries’ in the School of Arts and Creative Industries at London South Bank University to Level 5 students in BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion, Fashion Media, Fashion Buying and Merchandising, and BA (Hons) Fashion Promotion with Marketing. The module focuses on the theory and policy context of [...]

Teaching ‘Printed Media in a Digital Age’ at CIEE, 2019/20

This Spring 2020 I will be teaching a course on ‘Printed Media in a Digital Age’ for CIEE (the Council on International Educational Exchange), a US-based non-profit study abroad and intercultural exchange organisation (see the 2020 Study Abroad Europe Semester programs catalogue [PDF]). The course description notes: Journalism is an evolving industry with multimedia platforms [...]

RIP Jonathan Miller

RIP Jonathan Miller. What a thinker and doer. I very much appreciated his reflection on the modern anti-religious mood, from 2010 (re-posted below). He’s quoted on BBC Radio 4’s World at One today rejecting the term ‘Renaissance Man’, saying ‘What’s been lost is the taking for granted a world of civilised curiosity’. This quote comes [...]

Report: General Election Hustings: Science, Research, Technology and Innovation, 19/11/2019 (The Royal Society)

In the run-up to the 2019 General Election, representatives from the main political parties were invited to outline their party’s election position on Science, Research, Technology and Innovation