Dr Henry Irving, Leeds Beckett University @drhenryirving There is a large cardboard box in the corner of my study. It’s been there for the past nine weeks and now feels as permanent a fixture as my lamp or bookcase. During this time, the box has become gradually fuller, providing a home to a seemingly endless … Continued
George Gosling, University of Wolverhampton @gcgosling What works at any given time is, of course, historically and contextually contingent. So it proved for teaching online during lockdown last time, and so it will prove again. When university teaching in the UK migrated online in March 2020, most of those teaching at universities were completely unprepared … Continued
Clare Burgess and Olivia Wyatt, University of York @clareburgess6 @oliviawyatt1999 At the end of February, amid staff strikes and growing rumours about an as-yet unfamiliar disease, we stood at the front of an auditorium and opened a conference that had been nearly a year in the making. We were nervous, and felt a little like … Continued
Dr Alex Mold, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine @alexnmold As a historian of public health, I have spent many years teaching students about past outbreaks of infectious disease, and how societies have responded to these at different times and in different places. This subject now seems more relevant the ever. The COVID-19 pandemic has … Continued
Professor David M. Pomfret, University of Hong Kong firstname.lastname@example.org In the 2001 Hong Kong movie ‘My Life as McDull,’ an animated pig named Mrs Mak dupes her son into thinking he is on a much-anticipated trip to the Maldives. Mrs Mak cannot actually afford such a trip so instead she buys tickets for the leading … Continued
Dr David Clampin, Liverpool John Moores University @WWIIadvertising A couple of years ago I was asked by the National Trust to work with them at their Formby Beach site. Formby beach is an important ecological site made up of ‘dramatic sand dunes, surrounded by sweeping coastal pinewoods’. It is well known locally, and beyond, … Continued
Dr Georgina Brewis, University College London and Dr Ali Bennett, University of Lincoln @DrGinaB @alibeenet In what it describes as ‘the largest single expansion’ since it was founded in 1826, University College London is currently in the middle of developing a new campus in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Some teaching is already taking place … Continued
Professor Alison Twells, Sheffield Hallam University A.Twells@shu.ac.uk @alison_twells The recent case at the University of Warwick, where male students suspended for sharing rape threats on an online group chat were prematurely readmitted, comes as no surprise to anyone with even a cursory acquaintance with studies of the sexual harassment of women students. NUS Reports from … Continued
Georgina Brewis and Charlotte Clements are both social historians who work closely with voluntary sector archives. Dr Brewis is Associate Professor in the History of Education at UCL. She is a historian of voluntary action, youth and education and is currently Honorary Secretary of the Social History Society. Dr Clements is Lecturer in History and Course Director of the BA in History at London South Bank University. Her research interests include charity, youth and welfare in modern Britain.
In their contribution to the Learning & Teaching Exchange, they reflect on creating a ‘curated teaching collection’ that brings object-based learning into a module on the history of voluntary organisations and NGOs at UCL.