Research Fellowships

  • It is hard to think of a group further from ideas of fashion and dress than older men. In this study I want to explore if this is, indeed, the case. It is true that older men are largely disengaged...
    30 Jun 2015
  • There are currently no histories of the theatres of any African region, although we know that theatre has often been important across Africa in articulating cultures, combating oppressive governments...
    25 Mar 2015
  • Extremophiles are organisms that live in physically or geochemically extreme environments. Typically, one might think that only the simplest of life forms such as bacteria may survive such conditions...
    25 Mar 2015
  • For even the simplest task, like catching a ball or crossing a busy street, our brain’s visual motion system needs to keep up with the fast pace of the dynamic world around us. But unfortunately, the...
    25 Mar 2014
  • Taf General: Taforalt Cave, NW Morocco (photo: Ian Cartwright, copyright Institute of Archaeology) Taforalt Cave midden deposits (photo: Ian Cartwright, copyright Institute of Archaeology) Human...
    3 Jun 2013
  • Many of the greatest natural philosophers and scientists have attached central importance to the aesthetic merit of their proofs and theories. Key figures, ranging in physics from Kepler to Dirac,...
    3 Jun 2013
  • The Cornice Museum of Ornamental Plasterwork, Peebles. Deactivated RPG7 Rocket-propelled grenade launcher as used by the IRA. Lurgan History Museum. Colbost Croft Museum and ticket office, Skye...
    3 Jun 2013
  • Darwin was the first to recognise the importance of sexual selection as a powerful force acting when individuals of one sex (usually males) compete for reproductive success. Darwin must have realised...
    3 Jun 2013
  • On 2 May 1938, in Anhui Province, China, a young schoolgirl encountered an old woman crying at the side of the road. She asked the woman why she was upset, and was told that the woman’s son had been...
    28 May 2013
  • The English talk about the weather. But what do they say? Did an Anglo-Saxon in the rain feel the same as we do? What did Turner mean when he invoked ‘the weather in our souls’? I am writing a...
    11 Jul 2012

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