Category Archives: Non-Fiction

Ned’s Atomic Dustbin & Pop Will Eat Itself to roll back the years in Birmingham – Counteract.co

Counteract is  Birmingham based online news platform, focusing primarily on the city’s vibrant live music scene, but also covering general news, film & TV and food & drink in Brum, and the surrounding Midlands. Their aim is to shine a … Continue reading

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Website & App Reviews – Educate (Jan/Feb 2019)

In January, the National Union of Teachers and the Association of Teachers and Lecturers merged to become the National Education Union. The inaugural issue of their new magazine Educate features a website review and an app review of mine. Each … Continue reading

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Website & App Reviews – The Teacher (Nov 2018)

This was my second set of reviews published in The Teacher magazine, the bimonthly magazine of the National Union of Teachers (NUT). Each issue they feature reviews of books, websites and apps which teachers could use for inspiration, or in their … Continue reading

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“Mobiles in the Media Studies Classroom” – TES.com

This was my second article published in the “Subject Genius” section of TES.com, the Times Educational Supplement website. You can read the article on TES.com or it is reproduced with permission below the image. The use of mobile devices in schools … Continue reading

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Website & App Reviews – The Teacher (Sept 2018)

I reviewed a website and app, for September 2018 issue of The Teacher magazine, the bimonthly magazine of the National Union of Teachers (NUT). Each issue they feature reviews of books, websites and apps which teachers could use for inspiration, or … Continue reading

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“Media Studies as an Option” – TES.com

This post was written for the ‘Subject Genius‘ blog on the Times Educational Supplement (TES) website. My day job is as a Media Studies teacher, and this blog post covers an annual issue for me, of getting students to pick … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Whiplash

The hype surrounding the surprise Oscar contender Whiplash, seems to have exploded unannounced, like the crash of a cymbal, rather than the slow build of a drum roll, like so many of its competitors. However the problem with going to … Continue reading

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“Top 10 Ugliest Rugby Shirts” – TheSportsWaffle.com

To mark the start of the 2015 Six Nations Championships, I thought I would post this guest post that I wrote for my friend Karl’s blog, The Sports Waffle. Karl is Dublin based Sports Marketer, having worked with some of the … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Horst – The Photographer of Style

This is a short review of a photography exhibition at the Victoria & Albert museum, featuring images by prolific fashion photographer Horst P. Horst. The review was written for a competition run by the arts charity Ideas Tap. The name Horst, … Continue reading

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“Through the Round Window” – The Guardian

This piece was published in the ‘Life & Style’ section of The Guardian newspaper on 1st December 2012. It explains the story behind one of my favourite family photographs. The original text can be read below, or click on the image of … Continue reading

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