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Beeb caption howler

Nov
11

Medway's director of legal studies Lesley Phippen just popped  up to say she'd noticed a caption howler on the BBC's live coverage of the Armistice commemorations. Apparently, war veterans had been laying 'reefs' at the Cenotaph...

I blame Jonathan Ross.

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Deadline extension: video news assignment

Nov
10

To make up for the fact that today's teaching time was used by our visiting lecture, the deadline for the video news assignment has been extended until 5pm on Friday 14 November.

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Plan for RAG week

Nov
09

The raise and give society is run by Sarah Rawlinson and Sarah Brockhurst, it is a fun way to raise as much money as possible and all proceeds go to local and national charities.

This week is RAG week, there are loads of events going on throughout the day in the pilkington building and at night in coopers and there is fancy dress (so this week there will actually be people in our union bar!!!).

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Manon - the ballet

Nov
09

I just wanted to recommend the current ballet at the Royal Opera House, Manon. I have never been to a ballet before and I was utterly blown away. It was without a doubt one of the best performances of any kind I have ever seen.

It's a heart-rending tragedy set in 18th century Parisian squalour (think Les Mis) with an ill-fated pair of lovers at its centre (think Romeo and Juliet).

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Anelka Brace Sends Chelsea Back to the Summit

Nov
09

Nicolas Anelka helped himself to two goals against Blackburn Rovers this afternoon to send Chelsea back to the top of the Premier League on goal difference ahead of Liverpool.

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Tunnel Vision

Nov
08

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Synthesis and its history - Album review: Fleetwood Mac

Nov
08

Continuing the theme of synthesized groups, I attempt to review the albums which showcased the synthesizer in different genres of music. First up, rock group Fleetwood Mac.

FLEETWOOD MAC

TANGO IN THE NIGHT (1987, Warner Bros.)

Amidst release of a compilation album and ahead of a new studio album and world tour in 2009, Anglo-American rockers Fleetwood Mac are set to return to the bigtime.

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Michael Owen: A Credit Crunch Beating Gamble?

Nov
08

On Friday, the Sun lead it’s sports pages with the news that Chelsea will go for Michael Owen in the January transfer window. After failing to get Robinho on transfer deadline day, it appears that Scolari wants some backup to help the Blues’ title charge.

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Synthesis and its history - a powerful weapon?

Nov
08

 

Did the creation of the synthesizer destroy the heart and soul of music in the past and music today? By observing its history, I attempt to find out.

(If you don't like reading monumental feature pieces over 1,000 words, look away now).

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A big thank you...

Nov
07

On Friday afternoon the Centre for Journalism welcomed Sarah Ivens, editor of OK! Magazine in the US, to the newsroom. With her she brought experience of working in multiple publications across this country and abroad, and an obvious passion for journalism that was evident throughout the Q&A session.

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