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University of Hertfordshire’s Oral History Team commended at prestigious awards evening

By Zoe Fripp The University of Hertfordshire’s Oral History Team’s BBC R4 documentary Instant History have been commended at a prestigious awards evening in London. The team’s documentary received its commendation in the Radio and Podcast Category at the 2018 Royal Historical Society Public History Awards, which took place on the 26th January at Mary Ward House. The distinguished judging panel included the likes of Professor Mary Beard, known for her television documentaries,

Hertfordshire ‘world leading’ for research

Hertfordshire rated as internationally excellent and world leading for research [Shelby Loasby | News Sub Editor] The Government’s 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) announced that the University of Hertfordshire has been rated ‘world leading’ and ‘internationally excellent’ for over 55% of the university’s research. REF assesses the quality and impact of research submitted by UK universities across all disciplines. The results are then used by the funding bodies to all

10 years ago this month…

[Shelby Loasby | News Sub Editor] 10 years ago this month we saw; the usual Christmas hit singles, blockbuster movies, devastating news stories, and the birth of social networking. So lets take a look at what happened… Christmas Hit Single: Band Aid 20 – Do they know its Christmas? First starting in 1984 to raise money for the famine in Ethiopia, Bob Geldof’s song has been re-released on numerous occasions in order to Raise awareness of world problems. 10 years ago this month

Remembrance & Family History

[Ellie Pilcher | Contributing Writer] Remembrance Definitions: –          The action of remembering something. –          The action of remembering the dead. –          A memory or recollection When thinking of commemorating the First World War with these definitions in mind I feel I am remembering falsely. I am remembering that a War happened, that millions of men died in it but I don’t remember the men or the war, how can I when I wasn’t there. This is a question that is po

A History of Trident Media

[Ciaran O’Brien | Student Activities Manager] Crush Radio will always have a place in history. Starting in 1960 as CRH (Campus Radio Hatfield) on a ‘pirate radio’ basis, it was the first campus radio in the country making it the oldest in the UK. Soon it was renamed Crush 1278 and got its first broadcast licence in 1962, broadcasting on 1278AM. It was based in a portacabin in what was Hatfield Technical College, now the University of Hertfordshire. By the late 1970s it had th