One of my students did their dissertation on the use of Hash tags on Twitter! The current hash tag that is trending is #RuinShakespeare which is providing some humorous mashed-up Shakespeare!
If ever there was an argument for more women being involved in politics, the response of Nicola Sturgeon to the unexpected EU Referendum last week is it. I am listening to her clear responses, assurances and purpose while writing this. It leaves me wondering where these things are for England? Read more detail at BBC News
This is a first – whilst this drama is going to air on the 28th June on BBC1, the entire series was released on 17th June on iPlayer! Binge watching is how many of us now watch TV!
From next month, according to the BBC, Sadiq Khan, the new mayor of London has pledged to ban advertisements that promote unrealistic body images on tubes, buses and trains in London. What do you think? Should such images be banned in other places as well? Do such images create anxieties about how we look? (Just one of the many different kinds of issues we explore in relation to Media and Culture).
I saw this on the BBC website and thought you might find it useful/entertaining. Suffice to say that English is a language that seems (to me) to be full of contradictions. I see my children spelling things incorrectly because they sound correct – the joys of phonics (which didn’t work for me. I had to learn spellings by rote and memory)!
Follow the link below – if you can bear it (definitely not bare it)!!