At ARU we explore storytelling in all its forms. Stories are powerful. They help us understand each other and the world around us. A well-told story can have social impact, change beliefs and behaviour. Most of all, they give our lives texture and warmth. Telling stories is what makes us human.
Explore and celebrate the importance of storytelling with our staff and students.
Homo Narrans: a storytelling species - Dr Mick Gowar
Changing Tack: storytelling through stop-motion animation - Jenna Borley
Radicalisation and storytelling: the case of Hizb ut-Tahrir - Dr Elisa Orofino
Crime news: an accurate representation...? - Emma Crook
Nowt Queer as Folk: telling the story of my Northern family - Claudia Melton
The role of constructed languages in storytelling - Bettina Beinhoff
What does storytelling mean to me? - Megan Herdson
Storytelling: power, resistance, survival - Dr Jeanette Baxter
Personal identity and narrativity - Maria Cristina Contrino
Stories for a better future - Sarah Gibson Yates
Storytelling student workStorytelling student work
A video by BA (Hons) Digital Media graduating student Jayden Nelson for his Major Project
A short documentary about intravenously-fed paralympian Claire Connon by Carmen Vincent
Student Asanté and family in conversationBlack Sisterhoods
A short live action and animation film by BA (Hons) Drama and Film Studies student Lukas Rimkus
A short documentary film about Luba, who uses fortune-telling techniques and the Trebnik book of prayer to help others. By Drama, Writing and Film Studies students Julia Kozuszna and Jorvan White
New children's book reveals surprising facts about Christmas
Heartbreaking story of 'babies left behind'
Story of a Cambridge pub in drawings
Graduate's picturebook wins Templar Prize
Why binge-watching is no longer in fashion