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  • Opening up the Archives

    Dr Shane O’Sullivan, Kingston University, reports on a new pilot scheme allowing undergraduate film students to access footage from the BFI National Archive for use in their own documentaries.

  • Brave New Classrooms

    Lincia Daniel, Schools Membership and Support Officer at Learning on Screen, explores how teachers are taking advantage of a range of digital resources to make learning fun and effective.

  • Myth of the BBC?

    Dr Tom Mills, Lecturer in Sociology and Policy at Aston University, charts a brief history of political bias at the Corporation in his new book, The BBC: Myth of a Public Service.

  • Enter the Future: Behind the Scenes of a New MOOC

    Gina Marchetti, Aaron Han Joon Magnan-Park and Stacilee Ford, from the University of Hong Kong, explain the thinking behind their new MOOC, Hong Kong Cinema Through a Global Lens.

  • New Resource: British Pathé on Demand

    James Hoyle, Website Editor at British Pathé, introduces the iconic company’s exciting new on demand platform, catering for academics and students of the humanities.

  • Ousmane Sembene

    Dr Alexander Fisher re-examines two films by the pioneering Senegalese director Ousmane Sembene in the light of high definition.

  • BBC RemArc

    Jake Berger from BBC Archive Development explains how the corporation’s extensive archive is helping trigger reminiscences in people with dementia.

  • Cinematic Exchanges

    José Arroyo, Principal Teaching Fellow In Film and Television Studies at the University of Warwick, underlines his experiences teaching at Cuba’s world-renowned Escuela Internacional de Cine y Televisión.

  • How They Made The News

    Elena Dirstaru, doctoral researcher at the University of Essex, reports on her recent research placement with Learning on Screen, organised by the CHASE consortium.

  • Alan Clarke

    Dr Lez Cooke, Senior Research Officer at Royal Holloway, takes a look at the BFI’s new Blu-ray/DVD collection ‘Dissent & Disruption: Alan Clarke at the BBC (1969-1989)’.