Big Bite

Here is the latest news in the world of BCU Research.


The Research Community iCity pages are updated regularly for staff and students. The events listings will be particularly useful because they include more information than the externally-facing listings provided on this blog.

Pages of interest for Research Staff are:

And Research Students have their own section – the Postgraduate Research Network, otherwise known as PGRNet. It is updated regularly with the latest research events, relevant conferences and funding opportunities.

Jewellery Industry Innovation Centre creating replicas of Staffordshire Hoard

The team that produced fantastic replicas of the Cheapside Hoard using 3D scanning techniques are now at work on the Staffordshire Hoard, as featured in the Staffordshire Hoard blog last week. Below is our own Keith Adcock digitally capturing data using a 3D scanner.

We will track this project as it progresses; look out for further coverage on our Research Stories page in the coming months.

TEE research double header

Our TEE faculty will be holding research events on On Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 February:

Wednesday 26 Feb: Should Researchers Get Emotional? With Prof Mark Reed, 12pm-1.30pm

Thursday 27 Feb: Network for the Arts: The Role of Research and Education Networks in the Arts and Humanities with Domenico Vicinanza, DANTE (Delivery of Advanced Network Technology to Europe), Cambridge, UK.

Find out more on our iCity community events page.

Also, on Thursday 6 March TEE will also hold TEEPot, a fortnightly informal research gathering for research students. Find out more on the PGRNet page and take a look at their Facebook Group for more news of use to our research students.

School of Media events

Next Wednesday (5 March) is the fortnightly BCMCR Research Seminar; we are pleased to welcome:

  • Dr Ieuan Franklin – Research Assistant, Channel 4 and British Film Culture Project
  • Dr Justin Smith – Reader in British Culture, University of Portsmouth
  • Prof George McKay, University of Salford

Ieuan and Justin will present We Need To Talk About Subsidy: Television and the UK Film Industry.

George will present Shakin’ All Over: Popular Music and Disability. 

For more information visit the eventbrite page.

On Thursday 20 March Prof Tim Crook (pictured below) will be giving his inaugural lecture as Visiting Professor at the Birmingham School of Media.

timcrook_HTim will present: ‘The investigative journalist and academic researcher – The Praxis Convivencia: family history, espionage and war.’  Find out more on iCity.

Don’t forget, next week is also Climate Change Week, during which there will be some interesting events held at Millennium Point.


Thanks to Annette Naudin for retweeting this and bringing it to my attention. Thought I would share:

What scientists say in research papers vs what they actually mean

Image from @FGoria on Twitter