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No. 1 January 19

WINCHESTER RESEARCH NEWS The University of Winchester’s Research and Knowledge Exchange newsletter

Making a difference for people and planet

WELCOME Just over a year ago, I moved to the University

I very much hope you will enjoy this first issue

of Winchester to take up the role of Director of

of Winchester Research News. The new format

Research and Knowledge Exchange. As a former

builds on and develops the University’s well-

teacher and a research-active academic, I was

established research and knowledge exchange

already familiar with the University and its strong

publications. Under the expert creative direction

reputation based on a values-driven mission and

of our editor, Myra Wilkinson, we are now able to

ethos, founded on the values of Compassion,

offer a more flexible, digital format to accompany

Individuals Matter and Spirituality.

the traditional hard copy. Please contact Myra if you

Research has many purposes, including making us think about something for the first time, or

have any queries or suggestions for the continued enhancement of the newsletter.

think differently about a topic with which we are

We hope you enjoy our New Year offerings and

already familiar. In this edition, you will have the

look forward to hearing from you.

opportunity to do both. It presents a snapshot of the impressive range of activities undertaken by our staff, from media appearances to latest books, which showcase their work on subjects as diverse as: the need for teenagers to have quality sleep;

Kate Adams, Professor of Education and Childhood, Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange, University of Winchester

support for stroke patients; children’s privacy rights

in the context of an online society; and developing

Myra Wilkinson,

learning activities at Winchester Cathedral. In so

Research and Engagement Officer and

doing, you will also gain insights into the lives and

Winchester Research News Editor,

passions of our academics who strive to make a

University of Winchester

difference through their work.

Cover photo: Ethical fashion expert Dr Savithri Bartlett (far left) with students taking her final-year Sustainability and Responsibility in Fashion module and representatives from ethical outdoor wear company Patagonia (front centre) – see page 5 for the full story.


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The University’s Research and Knowledge Exchange Centre is housed in the Masters’ Lodge, a sensitively restored 1906 Arts and Crafts building on our West Downs Quarter. It is located adjacent to the University of Winchester Business School (far right), a champion of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management.



THE RESEARCH STUDENT Teenagers: they can stay up till 2am but are

targeted and pragmatic solution to an important

barely awake enough to grunt a civil greeting

and growing health issue. It will take the form of

over breakfast. And not only do their bodies need

an interactive website that will include a variety

to adjust to a shifting sleep pattern, too many

of activities, from goal setting and barrier/solution

adolescents sleep poorly and need energy drinks

identification to games and quizzes. Working

to get through the school day. Poor sleep quality

through a number of levels, users will have the

in adolescents is associated with weight gain,

chance to ask questions throughout, and user

eating disorders, reduced physical activity,

feedback will help refine the website.

increased risk-taking behaviour, and increased

The project has already won a poster prize at a

levels of depression and anxiety.

British Psychology Society’s Division of Health

So what can be done? Psychology research student

Psychology conference.

Shokraneh Oftadeh Moghadam believes finding practical ways to improve sleep quality during

Get to know Shokraneh better

this crucial developmental period is essential for improving the current and future health and wellbeing of adolescents. As part of her research, she is developing a digital tool as a cost-effective,


Find out more about the project, visit

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THE EARLY-CAREER RESEARCHER A disability, an accent, gender insecurities, bullying, peer pressure, exam stress. The number of things preventing young people and families from thriving and reaching their full potential within society is countless. And with education funding cuts biting ever deeper and the ever-growing demands of a life lived online and on-screen, being a young person coming of age doesn’t get any easier. What are the mechanisms driving these developments? How can we help young people in the 21st century navigate a path that supports their journey and their future roles in society? And most significantly, how can education and government policy help? These are just some of the important questions Dr Craig Johnston considers on a daily basis.

Breaking the class ceiling He most recently wrote a feature for the Times Higher Education on breaking the ‘class ceiling’ in academia, highlighting both the difficulties and benefits of being a working-class lecturer ( being-working-class-academy). “There is growing recognition of inequalities that arise from marginalization”, Dr Johnston explained. “Young people in excluded situations rarely have their voices heard. Drawing attention to this invisibility is the aim of my research.” There has been global interest in the article, as a result of which the authors of the feature held an inaugural meeting in London to share insights, concerns and ideas

As a former youth worker with working-class roots,

related to social class within Higher Education,

Dr Johnston is passionate in his advocacy for the

with a second meeting in January.

disadvantaged and undervalued. As an academic, he works at the intersection of health, social work, sociology, psychology and education, with a particular focus on youth culture. In his latest paper, focussing on young disabled teenage ‘bad boys’,

Dr Craig Johnston is Senior Lecturer in Health, Community and Social Care Studies in the Department of Interprofessional Studies (Children, Health, Social Work and Community).

he looks at a developing English education policy enabling them to enter alternative provision in

Get to know Craig better

Further Education.


THE KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE FELLOW ’Sustainability’ generally evokes images of wind

are exploring what it is about the company’s work

turbines and electric cars, or dwindling fish stocks

with activists that makes their collaboration so

and homeless orang utans. But how many of us

successful. Patagonia also feeds into the curriculum,

associate the term with fashion? Dr Savithri

providing projects for students taking the final-

Bartlett does.

year Sustainability and Responsibility in Fashion

Savithri teaches the history of fashion and the critical contexts for the study of this uniquely human form of expression. Her current research focusses on how ethical companies not only sell ethical products but help shape the future and society. Over the last two

module. Savithri is also working with the Dame Ellen MacArthur foundation in developing new lecture material, and with a small sheep farm in Hampshire, which is converting to a circular economy business model.

years she has been developing a strong knowledge

Dr Savithri Bartlett is Senior Fellow of Knowledge

exchange profile in the important and growing field

Exchange in the Department of Responsible

of ethical fashion, through her collaboration with

Management and Leadership, part of the

Californian outdoor clothing company Patagonia,

University of Winchester Business School.

which is working towards a circular economy for its products. Patagonia works closely with environmental campaigners and together, Savithri,

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her Fashion Marketing students and Patagonia


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THE PROJECT DIRECTOR Last summer, the University launched HELP

(by reducing hospital admissions, surgeries etc.) and

Hampshire, a collaborative ‘not-for-profit’ project

other NHS Trusts. HELP Hampshire has significant

that provides a health-enhancing lifestyle

support from the Stroke Unit at Winchester’s Royal

programme for people in Hampshire who have

Hampshire County Hospital, local GP practices,

suffered a stroke or Transient Ischaemic Attack

physiotherapists and the University itself.

(TIA, a minor stroke). The programme aims to provide stroke patients with various exercise and educational opportunities and initiatives. The programme is led by sport and exercise scientist Dr James Faulkner. Besides exercise and educational sessions for stroke survivors, HELP Hampshire will provide learning and teaching opportunities for students at the University of Winchester and embed research into the clinic so it can deliver the best possible exercise

HELP Hampshire was launched formally on Thursday 17 January 2019, with sessions starting in early February. To find out more about the project, visit Dr James Faulkner is Reader in Sport and Exercise Physiology in the Department of Sport, Exercise and Health. He has more than 8 years worth of research into the value of exercise and education as a secondary prevention tool for the stroke community.

programmes. As the programme grows it also aims to demonstrate long-term health economic benefit

Get to know James better

to the Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


To find out more about the high-impact research carried out by our researchers across our faculties, explore the Staff Directory on our website.



September saw the return of the Winchester

its third year on 5-7 October. Four of our historians

Heritage Open Days, a cornucopia of free talks,

presented talks alongside celebrity historians like

guided walks, tours and more, featuring many

Michael Wood and Lucy Worsley. There were also

of our academics and PhD students. There was

walking tours and a History Fringe, featuring

something for everyone, from a walking tour

bite-size talks by our experts and showcasing new

through the lens of the Battle of Winchester

research and fresh ideas. Our research students

with Dr Katherine Weikert to a medieval queens

and academics packed new ideas into 15-minute

workshop for children with Dr Ellie Woodacre -

talks at the ‘fringe’ of the festival, with talks on

not to mention an evening of reflection between

medieval queens, the end of the Viking empire,

Winchester medievalists and the eminent historian

Richard III and Lettice Knollys, a rival of Elizabeth I.

and broadcaster Professor Michael Wood.

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Left to right: Winchester medieval experts Dr Katherine Weikert, Dr Ryan Lavelle and Prof. Barbara Yorke with historian and broadcaster Prof. Michael Wood during the 2018 Winchester Heritage Open Days Credit: Mike Hall 8


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research to understand the teaching methods

the University of Winchester, was appointed

that will develop the character and attributes

as the new Learning Adviser to Winchester

learners need to thrive in a complex world.

Cathedral. The appointment develops an already firmly established partnership between two of the city’s major institutions. Prof. Lucas

Read the full press release

will be able to offer invaluable insights into the tours and activities which the Cathedral offers

To find out more about the Centre for

to visiting children and young people. These

Real-World Learning, visit

insights will be especially valuable as the

Cathedral reviews online learning for people of all ages, with the aim of enriching their visit. Professor Lucas directs the University’s Centre for Real-World Learning. The Centre focusses on

Professor Bill Lucas, centre, with the Dean of Winchester, The Very Rev’d Catherine Ogle (left) and Vice-Chancellor Professor Joy Carter (right). 10

Professor Maria Burke with Professor Brian Cox.



Are our minds simply our brains or do we have

“The aim of this workshop was to provide

souls? Does medical progress mean we will be able

opportunity for discussion around the very topical,

to live forever? Does evolution mean that humans

important and fast-changing area of ethics and

can have a free will? These were but some of the

artificial intelligence”, explained Prof. Burke, who is

questions tackled by participants at the Science

also a keen amateur astronomer. “The workshop

or Religion Symposium, held at the Winchester

covered definitions of AI, what we mean by ethics in

Discovery Centre on 3 November. The event, which

2018, and the current state of the discipline – what

was organised by the Portsmouth Diocese, featured

exists, what is in development, what is science

Prof. Brian Cox, Professor of Particle Physics in the

fiction… but maybe possible one day. We considered

School of Physics and Astronomy at the University

if AI helps or hinders us in our daily lives and

of Manchester. His Keynote lecture was titled

we discussed the role of government – whether

‘Does recent research on the Universe suggest

regulation and legislation is even possible.

the existence of a Creator?’

How can ethics help?”

The University was represented by Prof. Maria Burke,

For photos and to listen to the talks, visit

Professor of Management, who led the workshop

The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence.


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OUR RESEARCHERS IN THE MEDIA Novelist highlights pitfalls of using real people in fiction on BBC Radio 4 Lecturer in Creative Writing and novelist Richard T.

state-of-the-nation epic” by the Financial Times,

Kelly recently discussed the pitfalls of including real

while The Knives (2016) was described as “the best

people in works of fiction on BBC Radio 4’s Open

novel about modern politics I have read in years” in

Book. While using historical characters in a novel is

The Observer. Richard’s fourth novel, The Black Eden,

a safe bet, featuring real live persons in a work of

is forthcoming.

fiction can be a minefield. However, Richard appears to have navigated it successfully: “I gave the young Tony Blair a walk-on part in my novel Crusaders”, he

Catch up on the programme

said. “I’ve never heard from his lawyers.” Published in 2008, Crusaders was labelled “a magnificent

Privacy issues for ‘Generation Tagged’ highlighted by Winchester Law academic In November, Dr Emma Nottingham, a specialist

raise questions as to whether such protections are

in child and family law, was invited to speak about

being deliberately or inadvertently eroded in this

‘Generation Tagged’ on Voice FM. The interview

‘always-on’ online age. Children are at risk of having

discussed the legal and ethical implications

their privacy infringed, and better legal and ethical

surrounding the depiction of children on fly-on-the-

safeguards are needed.” Dr Nottingham also talked

wall documentaries and social media. Widespread

about the Charlie Gard and Alfie Evans cases and

concerns around the privacy impact of online

the role social media played in the cases.

technologies have corresponded with the rise of fly-on-the-wall television documentaries and public-by-default social media forums allowing parallel commentary.

Dr Nottingham is the project lead for the Centre for Information Rights’ Children in the Media project. To find out more about the project, visit; to

“Information about children has traditionally

find out more about the Centre for Information

been regarded by society, law and regulation as

Rights, visit

deserving of particular protection”, explained Dr Nottingham, “Yet popular documentaries such as Channel 4′’s The Secret Life of 4, 5 and 6 year olds


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Fleas, flies and forensics: forensic entomologist shares expertise on The Infinite Monkey Cage The University’s forensic entomologist Dr Amoret

Dr Whitaker has previously been a guest on the

Whitaker recently joined Brian Cox and Robin Ince

BBC Radio 4 programme The Life Scientific, with

in BBC Radio 4’s The Infinite Monkey Cage, in an

Prof. Jim Al-Khalili.

episode on insects. Dr Whitaker is a specialist in blow flies, a species that has particular significance in forensics. “Blow flies are natural recyclers”,

Catch up on the programme

explained Dr Whitaker, whose other favourite insect is the flea. Blow flies recycle animal carcasses in the

The University of Winchester offers undergraduate

wild, and they recycle human bodies as well: “If you

and postgraduate courses in both forensic science

drop dead, blow flies will find you.” By working out

and forensic psychology; explore

how old the insects are that are found on a human to find out more.

body, the forensic entomologist can establish the minimum time the person has been dead.

Catch up on the programme

Public law expert comments on Brexit legal advice row On 3 December, Dr Craig Prescott, Director of

issues. “This is just the latest.” He emphasised the

the Centre for Parliament and Public Law, was

importance of transparency in light of the fact that

interviewed for BBC News on the recent Brexit

the UK will enter into a major new legal relationship

legal advice row. Dr Prescott, a Constitutional Law

with the EU: “The consequences of this new legal

expert, talked about the constitutional ramifications

relationship should be clear and a matter for

of the publication of the legal advice over Brexit.

public debate.”

He pointed out how the row highlighted that the government “has started to lose control of the House of Commons” due to the fact that

To find out more about the Centre for Parliament and Public Law, visit

it is a minority government. This, Dr Prescott explained, enables the House to put pressure on

Watch the video

the government on a wide range of Brexit-related


OUR RESEARCHERS IN THE MEDIA From Hair to Hamilton: Musical Theatre expert on the evolution of a genre

Credit: Martin Nangle

Earlier this year, Prof. Millie Taylor, Britain’s first

evolved with the content. The 1960s rock musical

Professor of Musical Theatre, was a guest on

Hair featured hippies talking about the Vietnam

BBC 2’s Front Row Late, presented by Mary Beard.

War, while the current hit musical Hamilton is both

Prof. Taylor, an expert in Musical Theatre in the

well-rooted in the Musical Theatre tradition and

Department of Performing Arts, spoke about the

innovative, with hiphop and rap. Musical Theatre,

current state of British musical theatre and sources

Prof. Taylor argues, is a growth area that attracts

of scholarship. Her appearance on Front Row Late

ever more funding and ever larger audiences.

followed her interview on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row in January about the development of musical theatre since the premiere of the groundbreaking Fiddler on the Roof in 1964. As Musical Theatre evolved, Prof. Taylor explained, the content became more political,

The University of Winchester offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in both Musical Theatre studies and production; explore to find out more.

rather than historical and nostalgic, and the music

Historical figures put in the spotlight by Winchester academics In September, Dr Eleanor McLaughlin, Lecturer in

in the early ‘30s, he encountered and helped many

Theology and Ethics in the Department of Theology,

German refugees, and once back in Germany, he

Religion and Philosophy, was one of the academics

helped people flee to England. He was executed

on BBC Radio 4’s weekly programme In Our Time, in

by the Nazis in 1945 for plotting to kill Hitler.

an episode on Dietrich Bonhoeffer. The early 20thcentury German theologian spoke out against the persecution of the Jews and the appropriation by the Nazis of the Protestant church in Germany. Dr McLaughlin explained how Bonhoeffer spent time in Harlem, New York, where he first encountered marginalised people, which had a profound influence on him. There he also met a French pacifist who pointed out that being a Christian and

Catch up on the programme In May this year, Dr James Ross, Reader in Late Medieval English History, also appeared on In Our Time, in an episode about Margaret of Anjou, a powerful 15th-century queen and one of the key figures in the Wars of the Roses.

being a nationalist are incompatible, a basic notion that became embedded in his thought. In London


Catch up on the programme

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Archaeologists join Madness frontman Suggs in new History Channel series

World War Treasure Hunters Will Reid, Stephen Taylor, Suggs and Dr Phil Marter

Dr Phil Marter, Senior Lecturer in Archaeology, has

the First World War titled WW2 Treasure Hunters:

been working with Madness frontman Suggs on the

WW1 Special. This focussed on the WWI transit

new series of the History Channel’s hit programme

camp at Magdalen (or Morn) Hill, on the outskirts of

WW2 Treasure Hunters. The series follows the

Winchester. The site was home to over two million

team as they bring forgotten war stories back to

soldiers from all over the Empire on their way to the

life by excavating former military sites across the

Western Front, and the team find many fascinating

UK, France and Belgium. Dr Marter, a specialist in

artefacts, including some very personal ones.

20th-century conflict and aviation archaeology, was the series archaeologist; the team also comprised Winchester Archaeology MA student Will Reid,

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with whom Dr Marter shares an interest in conflict archaeology. The two worked alongside presenter

To find out more about the Magdalen Hill

Suggs and Stephen Taylor, a militaria and metal

Archaeological Research Project, visit

detecting expert.

To mark this year’s centenary of the Great War, the series kicked off with a one-hour special on


NEW BOOKS BY WINCHESTER ACADEMICS Eric Anderson and Adam White 2017 Sport, Theory and Social Problems: A Critical Introduction (Routledge, 2nd Ed) Eric Anderson is Professor of Sport, Masculinities and Sexualities in the Department of Sport, Exercise and Health. Adam White is a PhD student who is examining the socio-cultural impact of rugby union among Britain’s youth, supervised by Prof. Anderson.

Carey Fleiner and Dene October (eds) 2017 Doctor Who and History: Critical Essays on Imagining the Past (McFarland & Co) Dr Carey Fleiner is Senior Lecturer in Classical and Medieval History in the Department of History. She has additional research interests in modern popular culture and is the author of The Kinks: A Thoroughly English Phenomenon.

Dr Sian Edwards is Lecturer in Modern British History in the Department of History.

David Hook and Graciela Iglesias-Rogers (eds) 2017 Translations in Times of Disruption: an Interdisciplinary Study in Transnational Contexts (Palgrave) Dr Graciela Iglesias Rogers is Senior Lecturer in Modern European and Global Hispanic History in the Department of History.

Ralph Haeussler and Tony King (eds) 2017 Celtic Religions in the Roman Period: Personal, Local and Global (Celtic Studies Publications)

Neil Messer 2017 Theological Neuroethics: Christian ethics meets the science of the human brain (Bloomsbury T&T Clark)

Tony King is Professor of Roman Archaeology in the Department of Archaeology, Anthropology and Geography.

Neil Messer is Professor of Theology in the Department of Theology, Religion and Philosophy. He specialises in the insections between theology, science and ethics.

Carol Shepherd 2018, Bisexuality and the Western Christian Church: The Damage of Silence (Palgrave Studies in Lived Religion and Societal Challenges)

Annie McKean and Kate Massey-Chase 2018 Playing for Time Theatre Company: Perspectives from the Prison (Intellect Books)

Carol Shepherd is a researcher at the University, a bisexual Christian and former lay preacher. With a Foreword by Eric Anderson, Professor of Sport, Masculinities and Sexualities in the Department of Sport, Exercise and Health.

Simon Jobson and Dominic Irvine 2017 Ultra-distance cycling. An Expert Guide to Endurance Cycling (Bloomsbury Sport) Simon Jobson is Professor of Sport and Exercise Physiology in the Department of Sport, Exercise and Health. He is Director of the University’s Health and Wellbeing Research Group, an interdisciplinary collaboration with the NHS, and a member of the departmental Sport and Exercise Research Centre.


Sian Edwards 2018 Youth Movement, Citizenship and the English Countryside. Creating good citizens, 1930 – 1960 (Palgrave Studies in the history of social movements)

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Annie McKean MBE is Senior Fellow of Knowledge Exchange in the Department of Performing Arts and former Director of Playing for Time Theatre Company, which used theatre to transform the lives of people in prison.

Bill Lucas and Ellen Spencer 2017 Teaching Creative Thinking: Developing learners who generate ideas and can think critically. (Crown House Publishing) Prof Bill Lucas is an acknowledged thought leader in education. He is Director of the University’s Centre for Real-World Learning; Dr Ellen Spencer is a Senior Researcher in the Centre.

Tom Beaumont James and Jen Best (eds) 2018 Debt of Honour. Winchester City’s First World War Dead (Hobnob press) Prof. Tom Beaumont James MBE (photo right) is Emeritus Professor of History; Jen Best is an Archaeology alumnus. The graves are located in Winchester’s historic West Hill Cemetery; to find out more about this fascinating site, situated right nextdoor to our campus, visit Caroline Stockman 2018 Decoding Technology Acceptance in Education (Routledge) Caroline Stockman is Senior Lecturer in Education in the Faculty of Education, Health and Social Care. Prof. Tom Beaumont James MBE with his book Debt of Honour. Winchester City’s First World War Dead

John Stanton and Craig Prescott 2018 Public Law (Oxford University Press) Dr Craig Prescott is Lecturer in Law in the Department of Law. He is the Convenor of the University’s Centre for Parliament and Public Law.

Richard T. Kelly 2017 Keegan and Dalglish (Simon and Schuster) Richard Kelly is Lecturer in Creative and Professional Writing in the Department of English, Creative Writing and American Studies. In May this year, the book was longlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize.

Roz Sunley and Jennifer Leigh (eds) 2016 Educating for Responsible Management. Putting theory into practice (Routledge) Roz Sunley is Senior Lecturer in Business Management in the Winchester Business School.

Laura Hubner 2018 Fairytale and Gothic Horror: Uncanny Transformations in Film (Palgrave Macmillan) Dr Laura Hubner is Reader in Film and Media in the School of Media and Film.

June Boyce-Tillman 2018 Freedom Song: Faith, Abuse, Music and Spirituality. A Lived Experience of Celebration (Peter Lang International Academic Publishers)

Glenn Fosbraey and Andrew Melrose 2018 Writing Song Lyrics: A Creative and Critical Approach (Approaches to Writing) (Red Globe Press)

Revd Prof. June Boyce-Tillman is Professor of Applied Music, artistic convenor of the Centre for the Arts as Wellbeing and Director of the Tavener Centre for Music and Spirituality. She is also an ordained Anglican priest and honorary chaplain to Winchester Cathedral.

Glenn Fosbraey is Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing; Andrew Melrose is Professor of Children’s Writing.


Dr Ryan Lavelle signing his new book Cnut, The North Sea King

Ryan Lavelle 2017 Cnut, The North Sea King (Penguin Monarchs Series) Dr Ryan Lavelle (photo above) is Reader in Early Medieval History in the Department of History. He is a leading expert on Anglo-Saxon Wessex and Winchester, author of the award-winning Alfred’s Wars and co-editor of Danes in Wessex. He was the historical consultant for the hit TV series The Last Kingdom.

Nigel Tubbs, 2018 Contradiction of Enlightenment: Hegel and the Broken Middle (Routledge Revivals Series, reprinted)


Sue Anderson-Faithful 2018 Mary Sumner: Mission, Education and Motherhood: Thinking a Life with Bourdieu (Lutterworth Press) Sue Anderson-Faithful is Senior Lecturer in Education in the Faculty of Education, Health and Social Care.

Elena Woodacre 2018 A Companion to Global Queenship (Arc Medieval Press)

Nigel Tubbs is Professor of Education in the Faculty of Education, Health and Social Care.

Dr Elena Woodacre is Senior Lecturer in Early Modern European History in the Department of History.

Millie Taylor 2018 Theatre Music and Sound at the RSC: Macbeth to Matilda (Palgrave Studies in British Musical Theatre)

Marcus Leaning 2017 Media and Information Literacy: an integrated approach for the 21st century (Elsevier)

Millie Taylor is Professor of Musical Theatre in the Department of Performing Arts.

Marcus Leaning is Professor of Digital Media Education in the School of Media and Film.

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WINCHESTER UNIVERSITY PRESS Neil McCaw (ed.) 2017 Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Adventure of the creeping man

Mark Byford 2018 The Annunciation: A Pilgrim’s Quest

With an introduction and an annotated transcription by Neil McCaw, Professor of Victorian Literature and Culture in the Department of English, Creative Writing and American Studies.

Mark Byford is a former BBC Director and a Governor of the University.

CREATIVE WRITING Nicola Tallis 2018 Elizabeth’s Rival. The tumultuous tale of Lettice Knollys, Countess of Leicester (Michael O’Mara) Nicola Tallis (photo right) is a historian and author, currently studying for a PhD in the Department of History. To find out more about Nicola, visit her website at

Julian Stannard 2018 Sottoripa (Il Canneto) Based on a poem by poet and Winchester academic Julian Stannard, Sottoripa is an award-winning filmpoem in Italian, made in collaboration with film director Guglielmo Trupia. Sottoripa is an evocative trip down Genoa’s memory lanes, based on the author’s memories of his time spent living and working there and reinterpreted through rare historic photos and footage. Julian, who taught at the University of Genoa for many years, wrote extensively about the mysterious port city, full of sailors and gangsters. He lived in Sottoripa, a distinctive part of the old city. The book was launched to great acclaim at the Book Pride Festival at the Doge’s Palace in Genoa in September. Julian Stannard is Reader in English and Creative Writing in the Department of English, Creative Writing and American Studies.

Vanessa Harbour 2018 Flight (Firefly Press) Flight is the debut children’s book by Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing and former research student Dr Vanessa Harbour. Inspired by the true story of the rescue of the Spanish Riding School’s Lipizzaner horses during the Second World War, known as Operation Cowboy, it follows the gripping adventures of two children and their guardian as they battle to transport the horses to safety through the Austrian mountains and Nazi territory. Flight has been well received, with The New Statesman ranking it among the best of last summer’s crop of children’s books.


WHAT’S ON Below are just a few examples of our wealth of public engagement offering; to see what else is on offer around the University, explore our online public events calendar. View calendar



Prof. Kate Adams: Unseen worlds: the spiritual spaces of childhood The spiritual worlds of childhood often pass by

Kate Adams is Professor of Education and

unnoticed. When adults are aware of them, they

Childhood and Director of Research and

often frame them as make-believe or figments

Knowledge Exchange. This is her Inaugural

of the imagination. Yet in these spaces, children

Lecture; Inaugural Lectures provide a platform

contemplate profound questions as they seek,

for our professors to inform colleagues, students

and find, meaning and purpose in life. This

and the wider community of their research.

lecture invites you to accompany children on their journeys through these worlds, which often transcend boundaries between the religious and the secular.



Philip Lymbery: Brexit for animals: Big Break or Big Disaster? A post-Brexit survival guide for everyone who

Philip Lymbery is Director of Compassion in

cares about animals, food and their children’s

World Farming and Visiting Professor in the

future. Lymbery, the award-winning author of

University’s Centre for Animal Welfare.

Farmageddon, will explore how Brexit – love it or

hate it – could be the final disaster for animals in the food system, but could also provide a oncein-a-lifetime chance to change the game forever.



Prof. Tom Anderson: On belief and reason: why we should trust the projections of global warming by climate models Prof. Tom Anderson, National Oceanography Centre, University of Southampton. A talk in Restoring the Earth, Healing the Mind, a seminar series jointly organised by the

for Responsible Management.

Centre for Climate Change Education and Communication and the Centre


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Dr Lisa Oakley: Spiritual abuse and healthy Christian cultures Coercive control in religious contexts

experience and features of responding

demands an appropriate response. This

well. Dr Lisa Oakley is Senior Lecturer in

lecture will explore the key characteristics

Psychology at the University of Chester.

of spiritual abuse, the impact of this



Living Well Seminar Chaired by Chancellor Alan Titchmarsh and

Wellbeing Research Group, a collaboration

featuring expert speakers and audience

between the University and the NHS.

participation, this seminar aims to share how we can all live well. Hosted by the Health and



International Symposium on Music, Spirituality, Wellbeing and Theology Hosted by the Tavener Centre for Music

and Spirituality and Winchester Cathedral, in association with the SAME (Spirituality and Music Education) Conference.

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