University of Sussex Special Collections and Mass Observation Archive Blog

Showcasing our archives, collections, activities and projects

Archive for November, 2013

We are at The Keep!



  We did it! We are finally at The Keep! All our archives, collections and staff have moved in and now you can come and visit us! Take a look at The Keep’s website for more details about how to do so. I particularly recommend that you read the page about visiting The Keep as this talks you through the registration […]

Panel discussion: what is happiness?



The panel discussion was full of content and different ideas that I can’t put it all into a blog post! So I’ll just give you a taster of the evening. The panel included Lucy Robinson (University of Sussex), Annebella Pollen (University of Brighton), Ben Jones (UEA) and Emily Robinson (University of Sussex). The discussion took […]

Happy encounters in everyday life



“The garden is the smallest parcel of the world and then it is the totality of the world” – Foucault On Wednesday 6th November, Mark Bhatti, a sociologist from the University of Brighton, gave an interesting public talk about happiness and the garden. It took place in the downstairs theatre area of the Latest Music […]

Happiness is a creative writing session….



Following an excellent blog post by Donna, I thought I’d post some extracts from our creative writing efforts. Extract one: I’m writing to you to record moments in your life that have made you happy. It is difficult to decide which moment to write about. What is happiness? What does it mean? What is it? […]

Happiness: creative writing



The creative writing workshop on Tuesday 5th November, facilitated by Evlynn Sharp, was enjoyable, insightful and uplifting. The workshop took place in the Latest Music Bar, Brighton; a light and airy venue with comfortable wooden chairs, high ceilings and large windows. Good coffee, herbal tea and biscuits were provided. Before the workshop started, we introduced […]