For more information about Royal Holloway, please see this promotional video. To see a promotional video for the MA Consumption, Markets & Culture see here. To see a promotional video for the Royal Holloway School of Management, click here.

For more information about the Royal Holloway MA Marketing and MA Consumption, Culture & Marketing and the application process see here.

To get an understanding of the unique values that underly the MA Marketing and MA Consumption, Culture & Marketing programme please read these blog posts: Value of Scholarly Values, Importance of Reading and Morris Holbrook and Business Interest in Education.

Friday, 21 December 2012

Binge Drinking- a Very British Pleasure

The excessive fondness of the British, especially young British, for 'binge' drinking, has excited the UK media for some years now. No Christmas can pass without stories splashed of city centre mayhem, images of drunken girls tottering on six inch heels, wearing little apart from a pair of bunny ears, and vomiting into her handbag.

Most media coverage tends to condemn this behaviour in a tone of moral outrage, blaming the demon drink on all manner of social, health and psychological harms. As well it might.

Unusually, there is an upcoming media piece on the pleasures of intoxication, details here

I'll be talking about my research into young people and alcohol on Laurie Taylor's BBC Radio 4 show Thinking Allowed. With fellow studio guests Fiona Measham and Jim Mills, Laurie takes us on a trip (pun intended) through various forms of intoxication past and present. If you're feeling a little queasy by 4PM on Boxing Day, this will be the ideal listening experience.

A few more details on the content can be found here        

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Media Coverage of Research

There has been some media reporting on some of my research into background music that I did with Morris Holbrook. Click through the images to access the stories.

Monday, 10 December 2012

Photographs from Marketing and Fantasy Event

Dominique Bouchet of University of Southern Denmark

John Desmond of University of St Andrews 

James Fitchett of University of Leicester