Journalism, media and public engagement

This is where I plonk my journalism and public engagement stuff. Enjoy!

‘Facebook: A Universal Tattoo?’ A few images, and a video, of the TedX talk I delivered in November 2016 as part of the TedX Conference at Fallibroome Academy.

 

‘Biting satire: The political caricatures of James Gillray’, BBC Arts, 26 March 2015. A review of the Ashmolean Museum’s James Gillray exhibition, Love Biteshttp://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3vnKGcrgKsP5kSp7ZZWRS6M/biting-satire-the-political-caricatures-of-james-gillray

‘Treason, Trials and Tribulations,’ BBC Arts, 26 March 2015. A short documentary film I made for BBC Arts, about freedom of speech in the 1790s (or, as I like to put it, ‘How to kill the king with beer and farts’) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02msxbt

‘In the name of tradition’, Guardian Saturday Review, 13 December 2014. An extended article for the Guardian on the history and practice of the English custom whereby women change their surname on marriage.
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/dec/12/im-getting-married-should-i-change-my-surname

‘Should women change their names when they marry?’, BBC News Magazine, 1 November 2014. An article for the BBC on the history and practice of the English custom whereby women change their surname on marriage. Probably the most-read thing I’ve ever written!  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29804450

‘Jeremy Bentham’s Universal Tattoo’, 13 June 2014. A five-minute broadcast for BBC Radio 3’s Freethinking Programme, about eighteenth-century ID cards. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p020v6gb

Strange Bedfellows: Creativity in the Curriculum. YouTube, 18 June 2013. A twenty-minute documentary film I made (with Alys Mostyn, University of Leeds), about creativity in the curriculum. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGVI3_BQHxQ

‘In defence of the humanities: why this government is wrong to scorn an arts education’, The Independent, 30 April 2013. I gripe about the devaluation of an arts education. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/in-defence-of-the-humanities-why-this-government-is-wrong-to-scorn-an-arts-education-8597863.html

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