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Dr Christopher Lewis at his harpsichord
Posted by Dr Christopher D. Lewis , Lecturer in Music
December 19, 2018

An Expert Explains… Handel's Messiah: A Christmas Tradition

Christmas is associated with so many different kinds of music, but for many, there is one work that towers above all others – Handel’s Mess

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Posted by Prof Darren Sproston , Director of School of Arts & Media
December 17, 2018

An Expert Explains... What Makes Christmas Music ‘Christmassy’?

There’s no doubt that music has an enormous impact on what makes the festive season festive. But what are the characteristics which make this music Christmassy?

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Posted by Rachel Last , Digital Student Ambassador
December 14, 2018

My First Term At University - Rachel's Story

Christmas time is in full swing and the first term is coming to an end. Although there are many expectations of the New Year, it is also time for reflection. Our first year Tourism Management student, Rachel Last, takes some time to look back at her first term at the University.

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Peter Gaunt
Posted by Prof Peter Gaunt , Professor of History
December 13, 2018

An Expert Explains… The Myth that Cromwell Abolished Christmas

It is a common myth that Cromwell abolished Christmas, but it is based on a misunderstanding. It was the devoutly religious and parliamentarian party, working through the elected parliament, which during the 1640s clamped down on the celebration of Christmas and other saints' days.

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Reindeer
Posted by Dr Lindsay Murray , Senior Lecturer
December 12, 2018

An Expert Explains … Rudolph the Vulnerable Reindeer

Christmas tradition depicts Santa Claus flying through the night sky on Christmas Eve in his parcel-laden sleigh pulled by a herd of reindeer.  Now, neither humans nor reindeer – nor indeed sleighs

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Christmas lights
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Posted by Sarah Markillie , HE Adviser
December 10, 2018

Christmas in Chester 2018

Christmas in Chester is always a magical time. The nights start drawing in and it’s time for our students to hand in their assignments and celebrate with their friends and family.

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Christmas tree
Posted by Dr Paul Flanagan , Senior Lecturer in English Language
December 5, 2018

An Expert Explains ... The Origins of Christmas Words

The word Christmas came into English shortly after the Norman conquest, and grew out of the festival then referred to as ‘Christ’s mass’: the Christian tradition of taking holy communion/

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Hoole Christmas lights
Posted by Dr Julia Bennett , Lecturer in Sociology
December 5, 2018

An Expert Explains ... The Sociology of Christmas Spirit

Hoole, a suburb a mile north of Chester Cross, was lit up for the nineteenth year in a row on Saturday 24th November.

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Graduation 2018
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Posted by Sarah Markillie , HE Adviser
November 16, 2018

Graduation Celebrations 2018

Graduation is one of our favourite times of the academic year because it means we get to celebrate the success and achievements of our students.

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