Dr Chris Deacy interviews Dr Theadora Wildcroft for latest Nostalgia Interviews episode

Head of Department, Dr Chris Deacy interviews Dr Theodora Wildcroft in the latest episode of Nostalgia Interviews. Theadora Wildcroft has undertaken a PhD at the Open University on practice relationships in yoga. Theodora talks about lockdown, greyhounds, doing fieldwork in festivals and camps, telling untold stories, yoga teacher training, studying languages at Cambridge, festival environments, underground raves, trauma, gaslighting, the processes whereby we make meaning, and why the only constant in life is change.

Dr Chris Deacy shares, “This is the podcast which accompanies the work I am doing on Nostalgia at the University of Kent. We often know what our colleagues are researching and teaching, but we don’t always know what it is that inspires those interests and passions. What is it that shapes us? What propelled us into persevering with our studies and then to want to impart that knowledge and enthusiasm to subsequent generations of students? How did we end up where we are – not just the books we read and the ones we wanted to write ourselves, but what influenced us in terms of the music, the films, the sporting events and the relationships and family members that brought us to where we are now?

These interviews are unscripted and take the form of a free-flowing conversation with a range of guests, both within and outside of academia, and are inspired by the great radio interviews I grew up listening to when I was in my teens and early twenties.”

You can listen to the latest episode with Dr Theodora Wildcroft on Audioboom.

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