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Richard Harrison

CRM Manager, University of Warwick in Coventry United Kingdom

'He's a life enhancer' - @matthogan
'His talents and personal ethos are humbling' - @elegantsavages
'I'm your wife, put me in your bio' - @ShivHarrison

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How to Annoy Your Friends on Facebook at Christmas

BY SIMON FAIRBANKS
@ VOL 19 ON DEC 16, 2014

Simon Fairbanks starts off PechaKucha Night Coventry's "Dear Santa" night with a rhyme but can he keep to time? 

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Dear Santa: I Would Like a Platform for Performances

BY SIMON FAIRBANKS
@ VOL 19 ON DEC 16, 2014

Simon Fairbanks discusses Coventry's Shoot Festival: a new platform where emerging performers can shoot from. He discusses the motivations behind the festival, and the needs it fills. 

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A Canadian's Christmas in Coventry (with apologies to Dylan Thomas)

BY WILLIAM RUPP
@ VOL 19 ON DEC 16, 2014

Dr. William Rupp discusses a failed Christmas in Coventry and how we cope with a dusting of snow.

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Scary Santa and his Dodgy Mates

BY JACK SHUTTLEWORTH
@ VOL 19 ON DEC 16, 2014

Jack Shuttleworth takes us on a whistle stop tour of some very odd Nicks, and tells us about the ways that people dress up for Christmas in the European and American traditions.

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Playful Interventions

BY SIMON BEDFORD
@ VOL 19 ON DEC 16, 2014

Simon Bedford discusses the excitement that can be found at the Warwick Arts Centre. He begins by showing off the impact that interactive light sculptures, piano stairs, and speed limit lotteries can have on a community.

"Presentation of the Day" on February 9, 2015.

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Placing Children on Your Lap: the Art of Ventriloquism

BY MICHAEL MAYHEW
@ VOL 19 ON DEC 16, 2014

Michael Mayhew believes that Santa Claus invented ventriloquism. He shows us that all our pre-conceptions about the man have been completely wrong, and that in fact he’s a frightening being capable of controlling children. 

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Fantastic Festive Fest...really?

BY LISA S
@ VOL 19 ON DEC 16, 2014

Lisa S speaks about Fantastic Festive Fest: the imagery, customs, and insanity that surround the holidays. 

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City Arcadia

BY MICHAEL MAYHEW
@ VOL 20 ON FEB 20, 2015

"This was a city of the future. This was the most optimistic progressive city in the world. This was the city where every architect wanted to work in the 1950s."

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Coventry Design Your City

BY LISA S
@ VOL 20 ON FEB 20, 2015

Presented by Lisa S

A view of Coventry from a true Coventrian, Lisa S...the Sky Blues probably get a mention too!

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Past & Futures

BY SIOBHAN HARRISON
@ VOL 21 ON MAY 19, 2015

Siobhan Harrison takes us through various community projects she has undertaken at BBC Coventry and Warwickshire.

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Chronoamnesia

BY MARK HANCOCK
@ VOL 21 ON MAY 19, 2015

Presented by Mark Hancock

We never know what Mark is talking about, so I can't even try...you can listen to his exploration of the rare disease of Chronoamnesia and see if you can work it out ;o)

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Word Routes

BY ANDREW SAFFREY
@ VOL 22 ON SEP 15, 2015

Andrew Saffrey talks us through how words come to mean what they do and gives us a tour round the UK to do so.

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The Language of Football

BY LISA S
@ VOL 22 ON SEP 15, 2015

Super Sub Lisa S returns to PK Coventry to talk about the very special way football fans communicate...it's not all shouting and beer. 

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Talking Books

BY ROSIE
@ VOL 22 ON SEP 15, 2015

Bookbinder Rosie talks about how the how the human urge to record information led to writing and then to invention of books. How they were improved - and then stayed the same for 1000s of years...because they are perfect!

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Wasting Food, Researching Food

BY JORDAN LAZELL
@ FOOD EVENT AT FARGO VILLAGE ON OCT 29, 2015

Jordan Lazell presents about his research at Coventry University into food waste and what we can do about it.