Our staff write about their research interests and the topics that fascinate them. The Science of Hunger Science of Hunger Alice Burgin talks us through how exercise affects our appetite. Sci-Fi and the Future of the Planet Science Fiction and the Planet Professor Jean Webb investigates Science Fiction's exploration of possible futures and climate change The Psychology of Giving Gifts Why Do We Give Gifts? Dr Daniel Farrelly looks into our psychological motivations when giving gifts Christmas Ghost Stories Ghost Stories Dr Lucy Arnold examines 5 ghost stories to chill you to the bone. New words that reflect our lives Social Language How does our social life change our language? Jenny Lewin-Jones investigates. Fairy Tales Beyond Disney Fairy Tales Dr Mikel Koven Shares the Darker Side of Fairy Tales Virtual Reality in Drama Drama and Virtual Reality Visiting Performer Kerryn Wise talks us through the future of Drama and Virtual Reality The women's election in Birmingham 100 years of Women Voting in Birmingham Anna Muggeridge talks us through the 1918 election. Game Changing Horror Films Horror films which changed the genre forever Think all horror movies are the same? Think Again.