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Monsters

Monsters

This episode explores Mary Shelley's treatment of both the creature and Victor in her novel Frank...

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You can do this...

You can do this...

There’s just one week left to go to submit your story to the IGGY and Litro Young Writers’ Pr...

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Victor Frankenstein

Victor Frankenstein

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Unhappy memories & depression

Unhappy memories & depression

Depression is also associated with reduced connectivity between the reward brain area in the medi...

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Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley

We open our series on Frankenstein with a biographical sketch of Mary Shelley, tracing the influe...

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Remembering success

Remembering success

Read competition 2013 winner Rahemeen's

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George Eliot

George Eliot

In this final episode we look at George Eliot's upbringing and education. It goes on to describe ...

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What's your earliest memory?

What's your earliest memory?

Few adults can remember anything that happened to them before the age of 3. Now, a new study has ...

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How to write...

How to write...

Author, Jenn Ashworth provides some hints and tips on how to create a piece of successful writing.

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Silas Marner:Godfrey & Nancy

Silas Marner:Godfrey & Nancy

This episode explores Eliot's presentation of the relationship between Godfrey and Nancy, and its...

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Silas Marner: Eppie

Silas Marner: Eppie

This episode examines the impact of the character of Eppie and her use as a symbol within the nov...

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Can drugs enhance memory?

Can drugs enhance memory?

In the film Limitless, a fictional drug called NZT is shown to greatly improve memory recall and ...

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Silas Marner: The Weaver

Silas Marner: The Weaver

This episode explores the extended metaphors that run through the text of Silas Marner, in partic...

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Childhood TV Memories

Childhood TV Memories

Do you remember TV programmes from your childhood? It is unlikely you remember the whole narrativ...

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Silas Marner: Rural Life

Silas Marner: Rural Life

This episode examines the historical rural community that George Eliot depicts in the novel and h...

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Social Memory

Social Memory

Following Margret Thatcher's death, many commentators have observed that a lot of the divided opi...

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Silas Marner: Writing Style

Silas Marner: Writing Style

This episode explores George Eliot's writing style: her ability to be humorous, ironic and attent...

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The power of memory

The power of memory

People are more likely to gamble after having their memories primed. When reminded, or primed, of...

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Silas Marner: Motifs

Silas Marner: Motifs

This episode explores how George Eliot uses reoccurring images to explore key themes in her novel.

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Facial recognition

Facial recognition

Recognising faces is a crucial element of everyday life. What can psychology tell us about how we...

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Silas Marner: Faith

Silas Marner: Faith

This episode presents the fragile and vital nature of faith in George Eliot's Silas Marner.

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Hallucinations and memory

Hallucinations and memory

Hallucinations and memory  Oliver Sacks is a professor of neurology at NYU School of Medici...

Creative Arts

Azfa's Poetry Performance

Azfa's Poetry Performance

Watch Azfa Awad perform her poem, A Girl Made of Stone

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Silas Marner: Wealth

Silas Marner: Wealth

This episode explores how wealth is used and portrayed in Silas Marner.

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False Memories

False Memories

Many people believe that memory works like a recording device - we record information and play it...

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Silas Marner: Good and bad

Silas Marner: Good and bad

This episode explores how Eliot used the themes of good and bad in her novel, showing that they a...

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What's in a memory?

What's in a memory?

What does the theme of Memory conjure up in your mind? Maybe it’s about retrieving a story, inc...

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Silas Marner: Social Class

Silas Marner: Social Class

This Episode explores Eliot's views on social class by tracking its theme, and its impact, throug...

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Silas Marner: Setting

Silas Marner: Setting

This episode explores the impact that the setting of Silas Marner has on the characters in George...

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Silas Marner: Introduction

Silas Marner: Introduction

Welcome to our new creative writing series based around George Eliot’s Silas Marner. In this ep...

Community Fun

Member Blog: Germany Trip

Member Blog: Germany Trip

A hopefully funny piece of travel writing about a week a spent in Germany

Careers & Personal Development

IGGY Meets Azfa Awad

IGGY Meets Azfa Awad

Azfa Awad is an award winning poet, spoken word artist and creative writing teacher with a passio...

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