Episode 4 / Season 2

Diversity in Green Film: A conversation with the Green Film Festival In this episode, Erica Ostlander, an undergraduate in Film Studies and Sustainable Development at the University of St Andrews, discusses the importance of upholding diversity in Hollywood, particularly in the realm of environmental cinema. Working as Co-director of the Green Film Festival alongside Tristan Sharman, […]

Episode 3 / Season 2

In this episode, listen to St. Andrews History PhD student, Jessica Secmezsoy-Urquhart, as they tell the forgotten life story of the Greatest Man from the Smallest County in all of England, Jeffrey Hudson. As a young boy of only 1 1/2 foot tall, at the age of 7 his life changed forever when Charles I […]

Episode 2 / Season 2

In this episode, Anisha Minocha and Nishita Koushik, both undergraduates in English at the University of St Andrews, will be discussing their own experiences and challenges with the structure of higher education. Stressing the importance of diversifying and decolonising the curriculum, and what steps are being done by students to improve this. Podcast references: Joy […]

CMR Podcast / New Season

The CMR Podcast is back with a new season! We are so happy with the success of the first season and the interest it gathered. We now have a new group of talented students ready to share their research interests. Please join us in our latest and first episode of the second season. Growing Flowers […]

CMR Podcast / Eighth episode

In our eighth episode, Anushrut Ramakrishnan Agrwaal, a PhD Candidate in Film Studies at the University of St Andrews talks to Lara Jost, a PhD Candidate in Philosophy who also manages Philosophy’s academic skills workshops for undergraduate students. Anushrut and Lara discuss the potential uses of the Academic Skills Projects (ASP) workshops to make the discipline […]

CMR Podcast / Seventh episode

New Year and a brand new CMR podcast episode! Our seventh episode is the first of many to come in 2022. In this episode Manar Kawasmi, a PhD Candidate in Social Anthropology at the University of St Andrews talks to Haneen Maikey, a Palestinian feminist queer activist and organiser. Haneen is the co-founder and former director of […]

CMR Podcast / Sixth episode

The sixth episode of the CMR Podcast series is our last episode of 2021! We are so thankful to everyone that collaborated with us in this project, for all the hard work and for being willing to share your experiences, research, and voices through the CMR podcast. We hope to continue and expand this student-led […]

CMR Podcast / Fifth episode

We are back with a new CMR Podcast episode! Our fifth episode features Parisa Saghafian, a recent graduate student from the University of St. Andrews in the Erasmus Mundus Masters of Crossways in Cultural Narratives. Parisa reflects on the life of Behrouz Boochani and his memoir “No Friends but the Mountains”, exploring his Kurdish and refugee identity. Bibliography […]

CMR Podcast / Fourth episode

In our fourth episode, Federica Consiglio, an undergraduate in German and Comparative Literature at the University of St. Andrews, analyses different points of view on the issue of including greater gender sensitivity in languages, both in their everyday use and in their grammatical structure. Looking at possible practical solutions that have recently been explored by linguists […]

Anticipation and Immateriality in the Cold War

By Andy Barwick, Sian O’Sullivan, Natalie Wong Jiayi and Beth Moyes In the ‘Anthropology of the Cold War’ module, led by Dr Stavroula Pipyrou, our task was to create fortnightly group presentations that could either be based on reality or be entirely fictional. These scenarios had to be based on the thematic focus of our readings […]