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Thomas Becket as a medieval Jedi Knight

by Bethany Scard   2020 marks the 850th anniversary of the death of Thomas Becket and the 800th anniversary of moving his body to his new shrine in Canterbury. Not many people have two anniversaries to celebrate like this, so you can already tell he’s an important man. In...

Constructive Play: Lego for learning in history, heritage and beyond

by Dr Jamie Wood and Dr Katherine Fennelly Many of us remember playing with historically-themed Lego as children, although most people probably won’t have recreated entire cities. Whatever our ambitions, there just weren’t enough bricks! Some teachers have long recognised the potential of Lego to assist learning, primarily in schools....