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Canterbury Anifest: A Step Back in Time

Arriving in the quaint, olde-town of Canterbury, one can only be struck by the passage of time. The centuries-old architecture, nomenclature, layout, and general mannerisms of its towns folk stir up every historical sinew in ones self.

It’s impossible to capture the ‘wow’ of the Cathedral in a photo

From its cobbled streets to its forthtress facades, and from its obscure-angled buildings to its Cathedral gem, the town of Canterbury is the perfect getaway for those with historical inclinations.

Not sure my builder fits this door…

Indeed, I couldn’t help but let the mind wonder to a time when Sandor Clegane would have frequented the many alehouses of the hamlet.

The Hound’s local alehouse perhaps?

Buoyed by our welcome, Peter Morris and I (sticking with the olde-English vernacular), presented on our experiences, and those of our colleagues, on teaching animation through the blended learning mode at Canterbury Anifest.

Yours truly

Our research was well received and stimulated much discussion on the differences between teachers and management on the provision for blended learning. Much work remains in this area.

Peter, the storyteller

In the course of the symposium, we were treated to some animations. Marfa (2018) by the McLeod Brothers really struck a chord with me.

Canterbury Anifest Symposium

This recent CFP caught my eye, so much that we (myself and several colleagues) have put together an abstract for the symposium. Here’s hoping that we get the opportunity to speak of our experiences teaching the 3D Computing Animation programme in a blended learning mode.

Keynote Speaker: Professor Aylish Wood (University of Kent)

Symposium co-organisers: Dr. Christopher Holliday (King’s College London), Joanna Samuel (Canterbury Christ Church University)

What is Anifest?

Canterbury Anifest is an award-winning animation festival and the largest annual event of this kind in the South East. It’s a great community event that invites people of all ages to come and experience the magic of animation; allowing them to get involved with something out of the ordinary. With its range of workshops, masterclasses, talks and films, it has something for everyone. Anifest also caters for specialists and those in the industry, featuring national and international awards, and guest speakers from some of the biggest names in animation.

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