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Writing about other species

I’m currently writing a collection of short fiction exploring our relationship with animals. When I tell people this, they often ask me if it’s a book for children, and it’s true that many classics of children’s literature feature animals: Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind in the Willows (1908), E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web (1952) and Richard Adams’ Watership Down (1972) all spring to mind, and if you search online for animal stories, many of the results are stories for children. But thinking about and appreciating the lives of animals shouldn’t be something we associate only with children.

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Piloting a new way of interacting with tutors online.

In response to student and tutor feedback the Photography team have started to trial the provision of regular online groups, defined by unit and led by a tutor who has a special interest in that area. These groups are intended to compliment (not replace) the existing regular hangouts happening that are forum-wide, facilitated by tutors and those that are student led. The idea is to diversify and create other alternate, online spaces for student communities.

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