Special needs education, the care system and ‘Rocky IV’; Nostalgia podcast with Donna Timiss

In the latest episode of the Nostalgia podcast series, Dr Chris Deacy, Reader in Theology and Religious Studies in the Department of Religious Studies, speaks to schoolteacher Donna Timmiss.

In this episode, Donna and Chris talk about special needs education; the care system; tap dancing; Dollar and Bucks Fizz; going to the cinema for 50p; being hit at the cinema during ‘Rocky IV’; fan fiction; Dirty Dancing; Babylon 5; the role of spirituality in Terry Pratchett; the Durham Miners’ Gala; Jeremy Corbyn; being bullied at school; lifelong friendships; reunions; and why the North East is quite a matriarchal environment.

Future guests include alumna Sarah Blackman, who participated in our Open Day on 6 July, Professor Gerard Loughlin from the University of Durham and our own Professor Jeremy Carrette.

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