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Published on 18/12/16

Our latest blog post is now available on the Cambridge News website, entitled 'The value of heroes, warts 'n all'. To read the full blog post, please click on the link below.

The value of heroes, warts 'n all
"How do we explain the enduring appeal of James Bond? As the Bond franchise celebrates 50 years of success on the big screen, it is timely to reflect on our love affair with this most famous secret agent. Indeed the Queen's very own 'Skyfall' at the Olympic opening ceremony was the ultimate validation of Bond's unique position in Her Majesty's Secret Service. The character of Bond is intriguing. Although complex, James Bond 007 is unquestionably a hero. Flawed perhaps but a hero nonetheless. So is the attraction of Bond about our need for a hero?" More...