Patti Smith, From Scotland With Love and Pauper’s Dough by King Creosote

Professor Virginia Heath was honoured to recently discover that the legendary Patti Smith, who has always been a profound inspiration, chose ‘Pauper’s Dough’ by King Creosote from “the transcendent Documentary, From Scotland with Love”, as a song she would like to cover.  Patti received a thousand song suggestions from her Blog readers and two particularly struck her.   Patti writes in […]

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David Clarke discusses the conspiracy surrounding the Pentagon UFO report

As the US government prepare to release a landmark report into UFOs, Dr David Clarke has been quoted in an Evening Standard article examining the case for extraterrestrial life, commenting: “Just because something’s unidentified doesn’t mean it’s alien.” He believes the more interesting aspect to focus on is why flying saucers sightings took off post-WWII. He points to the Cold War for […]

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David Cotterrell’s ‘A Yard for Your Thoughts [The Last Huzzah of British Gunboat Diplomacy]’ at the Side Effects exhibition – 16.06.21 – 30.09.21

David Cotterrell has produced a new work in collaboration with Tom Valentine (aka Thomas Vann Altheimer) for the exhibition, Side Effects // Efectos Secundarios, Volume IV. Steppling Art Gallery at SDSU-IV, in collaboration with I21 Espacio de Proyectos, Mexicali is pleased to present the composite film, A Yard for Your Thoughts [The Last Huzzah of British Gunboat Diplomacy] by David and Thomas under their moniker, The […]

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Pentagon UFO report likely to be “damp squib”, says David Clarke

Expert in contemporary legend, Dr David Clarke, has been quoted in an article published by the Guardian about the upcoming release of a Pentagon report on the activities of the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program. He said: “People who are expecting that this report will confirm all their preconceived ideas about aliens visiting us in flying saucers and buzzing US Navy […]

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Dr Robbie Aitken interviewed by WFHB Bloomington Indiana on the Black experience in Nazi Germany

Dr Robbie Aitken, Reader in Imperial History, Department of Humanities was recently interviewed on US community radio show ‘Bring It On!’ in WFHB Bloomington, Indiana. ‘Bring It On’ is a weekly radio programme committed to exploring the people, issues and events impacting the African-American community. Robbie spoke about the Black experience of Nazi Germany, which is a key focus of […]

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Pentagon Report’s ‘classified annex’ discussed by expert David Clarke

A new report released by the Pentagon on unidentified aerial phenomena will include a classified annex which is likely to withhold details of experimental military aircraft, says Hallam expert Professor David Clarke. In an interview with Daily Star, he said: “That would be information about military technology of the type we’ve been talking about, about the things that the Americans […]

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Professor Lise Autogena will speak at the ‘GREENLAND – DENMARK 1721-2021 Conference’ organised by Aalborg University, 9-11 June 2021

Professor Lise Autogena will speak at the ‘GREENLAND – DENMARK 1721-2021 Conference’ as part of the panel: ‘Denmark-Greenland mining after(lifes) and legacies’ organised by Aalborg University, 9-11 June 2021.   Community-based Research and the ‘afterlife’ of the Kuannersuit/Kvanefjeld Mine In the context of the possible ‘afterlife’ of the Kuannersuit/Kvanefjeld mine and a national election that suggests new approaches to development in […]

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A brief history of UFOs by Dr David Clarke

Dr David Clarke, co-founder of the Centre for Contemporary Legend, has written an article for BBC History Extra outlining a brief history and a list of the top ten notable sightings of UFOs in the UK from the bast century. He says that the birth of the modern UFO era can be traced to 1946-47 when media interest coalesced around the first […]

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David Clarke comments on new Pentagon UFO sightings report

Asked why restrictions on UFO-related information are being relaxed now, David Clarke, curator of The National Archives UFO project and media lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University, has suggested that it’s simply because of public pressure: “People have been bombarding the US Navy and Air Force with Freedom of Information requests asking for (the videos) to be declassified. That’s why they’ve […]

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