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Read the latest blogs by our academics, experts and alumni – and get an inside look into what's happening at the University.

3 posts found

Is coronavirus the end of the handshake? The outbreak is causing people to rethink the handshake and seek other gestures that perform similar functions without touch, explains Dr Erika Hughes for The Conversation

16 March 2020 6 min read

Erika Hughes, Academic Lead in performance , at the University of Portsmouth, writes for The Conversation about problems with refraining from handshaking in cultures across the world.

Men shaking hands

How Austrians learned to stop worrying and love The Sound of Music

02 March 2015 7 min read

Ever since the film of The Sound of Music was released 50 years ago, fans from around the world have flocked to Salzburg.

"The Sound of Music" cast standing on stage facing the audience

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