Tasteful memories

You may have heard of or been lucky enough to sample one of the famous scones from Derwent College but in case you haven’t, in celebration of Derwent’s 50th Anniversary, we are revealing the ingredients of this old classic. Alumna Pippa Martin (English and Related Literature, Derwent, 1982) tells us more about it…

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That would never happen!

Why should dramas be accurate?

From theatre to television, the appeal and popularity of drama is embedded deep in our culture, but how important is accuracy and authenticity to both the viewer and those who produce our most notable productions? We hear the views of Dr Hannah Andrews from the Department of Theatre, Film and Television, and alumnus David Thacker (English and Related Literature, Derwent, 1973), a Director at Bristol’s Octagon Theatre.

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In-depth with David Thacker

We talked to David Thacker, Director at Bristol’s Octagon Theatre and York English and Related Literature graduate, about truth in drama, his career in the theatre industry and what advice he’d give graduates starting out on the same path.

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