Why don’t pupils want to study languages in the UK?

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 (OWRI) 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 … Continue reading Why don’t pupils want to study languages in the UK?

‘Mythical Florence’: Where Does the Lady with the Lamp Stand Today?

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.