Todd Landman Academic Magician
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April 12, 2021 | Author: Todd Landman
Performance for Good
Reflections on how the creative arts and performance can be used to promote social justice.
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December 16, 2020 | Author: Todd Landman
Academic Magic Thrives
Reflections on magic and the challenges of life on lockdown in 2020.
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March 29, 2017 | Author: Todd Landman
Crafting Confidence in a Challenging World
On the eve of the Prime Minister sending the letter that invokes Article 50 to the Council of the European […]
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November 26, 2016 | Author: Todd Landman
SUBVERSION: Politics, Magic and Jazz
  This week has seen a fascinating array of my own public engagement. My week began with my lecture on […]
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August 7, 2016 | Author: Todd Landman
Orientalism, Magic, and Subversion
Western performance magic has long had an historical fascination with the Middle and Far East. The most ancient magic demonstration […]
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March 18, 2016 | Author: Todd Landman
Magic Professor: magicians tap into what it means to be human
Todd Landman, University of Nottingham British magician Paul Daniels, who died this week aged 77, is most famously known for […]
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March 11, 2016 | Author: Todd Landman
Reflections at 50
Today is a remarkable day. I am 50 and very pleased with it as well. I have my health, three […]
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December 7, 2015 | Author: Todd Landman
An Evening of Mindful Magic
  I am absolutely delighted to have crafted a new show entitled An Evening of Mindful Magic. As an Academic […]
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August 24, 2015 | Author: Todd Landman
The Magic of Wales
For my transition from my 22 years at the University of Essex to my new role at the University of […]
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July 5, 2015 | Author: Todd Landman
Moving on from Essex
After 22 years at the University of Essex, I have decided to move on to pastures anew. I am excited […]
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November 9, 2014 | Author: Todd Landman
Magic Menagerie
I am really excited for my new show, which draws on my lifelong love of magic and my deep appreciation […]
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October 22, 2014 | Author: Todd Landman
The Emotive Power of Magic
During a performance this past Sunday, I sat with a guest during an interval and discussed her interest in magic. […]
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September 14, 2014 | Author: Todd Landman
Academic Magic comes to life!
Yesterday I had the honour and privilege of performing my show Then and Now as part of the alumni weekend […]
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August 28, 2014 | Author: Todd Landman
Then and Now: A Magical Celebration of Essex University at 50!
    The University of Essex is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year. The year launches on our Alumni Weekend […]
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August 23, 2014 | Author: Todd Landman
From Oz to Suffolk: Blog Hop on The Writing Process
Today's blog is the result of a wonderful invitation from science writer, spider expert, and magicienne Lynne Kelly, who among […]
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December 29, 2013 | Author: Todd Landman
Sentiments of the Solstice
  Regardless of your set of beliefs or metaphysical disposition, it is undeniable that the winter solstice period is a […]
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December 19, 2013 | Author: Todd Landman
2013: An Intense Year
Last year in December I was in Kiev working with a citizen group wishing to improve the quality of democracy […]
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December 14, 2013 | Author: Todd Landman
In the Comfort of Books
I am the first to adopt all sorts of new technology and have benefited greatly from working on-line, with large […]
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November 10, 2013 | Author: Todd Landman
In Praise of Christian Cagigal
He bustled into the chamber in his coat, hat, and scarf and carrying his tattered leather case. Evocative of the […]
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November 2, 2013 | Author: Todd Landman
Exploring the Outer Edges of the Mind
I had the good fortune last week of working with the School of Music, Humanities and Drama at the University […]
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October 5, 2013 | Author: Todd Landman
Transformational Education
This week I was asked to speak to our first year business students about what a transformational education means at […]
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August 7, 2013 | Author: Todd Landman
Philosophy and Magic
  This week I had the opportunity to be engaged in an examination of a doctoral thesis at Oxford University […]
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May 21, 2013 | Author: Todd Landman
Staging magic...
Holbein, The Prestige and Venice Over the years I have taken great pride in my magic stage sets for my […]
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December 31, 2012 | Author: Todd Landman
Reflecting on 2012 & Looking Forward
My year was topped and tailed by quality time with mother. In January I spent a week in Virginia with […]
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December 29, 2012 | Author: Todd Landman
Magic and Human Rights in Mexico
It is my honour and pleasure to have been invited to Mexico City to take part in two exciting activities. […]
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November 3, 2012 | Author: Todd Landman
Recapturing the Essence of Magic
I am delighted to have been appointed as Visiting Professor of Performance Magic at the University of Huddersfield. The post […]
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August 25, 2012 | Author: Todd Landman
Rational Intuition to be hosted in London
The 'Interesting Talks London' series organised by Matt Kendall through the Meetups network will host my talk Rational Intuition on […]
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April 28, 2012 | Author: Todd Landman
The New Magic is the Old Magic
In a recent article in Prospect Magazine (May Issue 194, pp. 79-82), Laura Marsh argues that the world is witnessing […]
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January 2, 2012 | Author: Todd Landman
A Year in Magic 2011
The past year has been a wonderful journey for my magical work. I continue to explore life's big questions through […]
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November 27, 2011 | Author: Todd Landman
Rational Intuition at the RSA
I am very excited for my lecture at the RSA on rational intuition on 1 December 2011. The lecture draws […]
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September 25, 2011 | Author: Todd Landman
The nights are closing in...
In the middle of a final summer heat wave (of sorts), the nights are closing in and the leaves are […]
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September 16, 2011 | Author: Todd Landman
Mountain Trust Ball: 7 October Cambridge
I am delighted and honoured to be the after-dinner mystery performer for the Mountain Trust Ball at Antsey Hall in […]
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August 16, 2011 | Author: Todd Landman
New University Vodcast
I am really pleased with the University's new vodcast programme and having been able to participate in the new line […]
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May 20, 2011 | Author: Todd Landman
Magic at Mission Lane
We had a great concidence of events on our road recently. My neighbour published her book, my other neighbour won […]
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April 29, 2011 | Author: Todd Landman
What an interesting week...
April has been a funny month with long school holidays, many bank holidays and a Royal Wedding to boot! This […]
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February 16, 2011 | Author: Todd Landman
Principles of Mentalism
A few years back, I was in hospital and had the good fortune to read Scott Grossberg's wonderful book Bauta, […]
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January 15, 2011 | Author: Todd Landman
Enchantment for Comic Relief 2011
I am delighted to be performing my show An Evening of Enchantment for Comic Relief 2011 at the New Cut Theatre […]
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December 30, 2010 | Author: Todd Landman
Magical Lessons from 2010
2010 has been the busiest magic year yet with a wider range of experiences than ever before. I took my […]
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October 9, 2010 | Author: Todd Landman
Clifftown Theatre
Last night found me in the new University of Essex Clifftown Theatre for a performance of my show Evening of […]
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August 29, 2010 | Author: Todd Landman
Welcome to my webpages! Here you will find my world of academia and magic. The style, feel, design and branding […]
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