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Film History Hollywood

A Little History of The Oscars

Hooray for Hollywood! With the big night now only a couple of weeks away, I thought it as good a time as any to take a brief look at what is undoubtedly the most prestigious and recognisable awards ceremony in the world: The Oscars. Guaranteed glitz, glamour, and history making galore, pop open the fizz […]

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Heritage Museums Work

Want A Heritage Career Boost? It’s Time to Get Social

Putting yourself ‘out there’ online can be an exceptionally daunting process: connotations are quickly drawn up of influencers, selfies, unrealistic standards – a virtual wasteland of trolling and abuse. There is a falseness we are all acutely aware of when it comes to social media platforms, giving everyone who engages with it good reason to […]

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Cardiff Lifestyle

Christmas at Cardiff

2020 might have changed a lot of our festive plans, but you can still find plenty Christmas cheer in the Welsh capital. This blog post has been written as part of a paid advertising campaign with FOR Cardiff Like most of us, I’m doing Christmas a little differently this year.  I’ve lived in Cardiff for […]

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Edinburgh Ghosts Halloween History

Haunted Edinburgh: Spooky Tales From the Jekyll and Hyde City

In a city like Edinburgh, it’s safe to say everyday is Halloween. When you’re brought up in one of the most haunted places in Europe, a natural fascination with the paranormal is inevitable.  Speaking for Edinburgh natives and current dwellers alike, I think it is widely accepted most of us are at peace with the […]

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Museums Work

How to Stay Motivated When Your Job Sector Is Falling Apart

2020 has thrown up a torrent of curve balls to say the least, and as we emerge from the chaos of a summer we will never forget, we enter into an autumn of uncertainty; will we feel the effects of the elusive second coronavirus wave?  And perhaps most persistent for many of us – what […]

5 Inspirational Figures That Have Shaped Me as a Person

Many things contribute to shaping our personalities, interests, and the people we become. Most commonly, this comes from our friends, family, and culture. But something that has always interested me is how much of an impact those we have never met can imprint on our lives. Those who speak to our souls through their art, […]

A Little History of Gin – in 5 Delicious Drinks!

Being interested in history means I like to research the historical background of most things I love – and my favourite alcoholic drink is no exception! It’s no secret that gin has become THE drink of the past decade, with countless gin bars and micro distilleries popping up country wide, making a gin loving gal […]

Culture is not Immune to Covid-19 and Public Support May Be the Only Cure

I think it’s safe to say pretty much every aspect of life as we know it has been impacted by Covid-19 to one degree or another, and it is hard to imagine any sector coming through the other side completely unscathed. Of course, our primary focus has been on our unbelievable key workers: from the […]

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Stepping Back or Moving Forward? – The Plight of the Mature Student

In general, us Millennials tend to do things a little differently to the generations that have gone before us; less of us are getting married, we are having children later in life (or not at all), owning a house is harder than ever. But what about education? Generally, for Millennials and the generations that come […]