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Cultural Studies & Humanities March Good News

The latest good news from the School of Cultural Studies & Humanities

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BBC Radio 5 Live

Dr Dan Kilvington, Course Director for Cultural Studies & Humanities co-guest edited the BBC Radio 5 Live afternoon edition on 30th January alongside former West Ham defender, Anwar Uddin. The programme, which asked 'Will a British Asian ever play for England?' involved key figures in the game including former Fulham defender Zesh Rehman, former Pakistan international Jimmy Khan, and Robina Shah from the FAs Inclusion and Advisory Board. The show, which attracts millions of listeners every week, saw a strong reaction from the public as texts, tweets and phone-ins took place. Following this programme, Dan has been in contact with BBC 3 who are currently filming a documentary on British Asians and football, a topic which Dan has been researching for a decade.   

Leeds Historical CriminologySeminar

Heather Shore, Professor in the School of Cultural Studies and Humanities (along with Dr. David Churchill and Dr. Henry Yeomans from the University of Leeds) co-organised the first event in a new Leeds Historical Criminology seminar, held at the Leeds Law School on 24th January. The event was themed around ‘History and Criminal Justice Policy’ and featured four extended presentations that addressed some aspect of this theme. The speakers were four distinguished and highly regarded researchers, drawn from criminology and history. Professor Paul Rock, Professor Louise Jackson, Dr Rosalind Crone and Dr Mark Roodhouse gave presentations on their research findings. The next event will be held at Leeds Beckett University in June.

Real Artful Dodgers

Heather Shore also gave a talk on the 'Real Artful Dodgers' at Ripon Museum on the 17th February. There was also an opportunity for the audience to take a closer look at original mugshots and crime records from Ripon Museum's Collection in an object handling session.

RED January

Lindsay Trelford, one of our School Course Administrators, raised £209.50* for Mind, the mental health charity, during January 2018 by taking part in RED January.  The RED stands for ‘Run Every Day’ with the aim to raise awareness about mental health and to encourage people to become more active by doing some form of exercise activity each day during January.  Lindsay completed this fundraising effort by running on or off the road/in the gym, brisk walking, cycling and x-trainer, having been informed of the initiative through the many running related social media groups she is part of on Facebook.

Lindsay explains further, ‘…whilst chatting to a few fellow runners on Facebook, I came across the RED January initiative and then decided that this would be an ideal opportunity to raise funds for a very worthwhile cause.   I find that being active really does boost my wellbeing, especially during the difficult dark winter months and this was an opportunity for me to keep fit during my Rugby League Refereeing off-season and treat it as part of my pre-season training as well.  I have had and do experience episodes of depression and anxiety from time to time and find that exercise as some kind of therapy.  Finally, thank you to those who have donated so far…’

At the end of RED January, Lindsay accumulated a total of 256.22 km = 159.2 miles (average of 5.14 miles and 8.27 km per day).

If colleagues would like to make a donation or read on Lindsay’s blog/story, please visit the JustGiving link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lindsay-trelford



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