After a BBC report showed drops of up to 50% in the take-up of GCSE language courses since 2013, researchers from the AHRC-funded Open World Research Initiative Creative Multilingualism project ask: Why don't pupils want to study languages and what can we do about it? Professor Suzanne Graham and Dr Linda Fisher are researchers on Creative … Continue reading Why don’t pupils want to study languages in the UK?
By Lisa Taylor The pace of change in women’s sport is quickening. More media airtime is being dedicated to elite women’s sport, while efforts to connect with more women with sporting participation through initiatives like Sport England’s This Girl Can have enjoyed hugely positive reception. Campaigns highlighting women’s achievements in sport, and their under-representation in … Continue reading Reflecting on Women’s Rowing: Oral Histories and Sporting Lives
We asked the nation to help mark the arrival of spring to create a crowd-sourced nature diary. Prof Sir Mark Walport, CEO of UK Research and Innovation, captured the wildlife that he saw on his morning commute.
As the Bicentenary of Florence Nightingale's death approaches, an AHRC-funded project is looking to commemorate it by looking back at the regional representations of the lady with the lamp. In this week's blog Dr Jonathan Godshaw – describes Nightingale's uncomfortable relationship with public representations of herself.
As we kick off our town hall events, which aim to explain the new Network Plus Calls AHRC is managing under the GCRF Collective Programme, I can’t help but be reminded of the American gymnast Katelyn Ohashi
In this week’s blog, project lead Professor Jonathan Pitches describes how combining mountain culture with live performance has led him to a new way to translate mountain experience.
Robert Dale – a historian and lecturer in Russian History at Newcastle University – discusses how the AHRC International Placement Scheme helped him bring to life the extraordinary story of six men who cycled to 2,000 km in the hope of uniting two of Soviet Russia’s largest cities.