Reflections on Studying the Past – Meddyliau ar Astudio’r Gorffennol

On 20 September 2022, Dr Christoph Laucht appeared on an episode of BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking programme on ‘Cuba, cold war and RAF Fylingdales’ to discuss the historical context in which Ian McEwan’s latest novel Lessons is set. Dr Laucht spoke in relation to his research on responses to the nuclear threat in Britain during the Cold War. A recording of the programme is availaible via this link: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m001c05p

Dr Sarah Crook’s research expertise on gender has been sought out by the New York Times, which featured an interview with her in August (and published in the print edition on 4 September) https://www.nytimes.com/2022/08/30/style/sanna-marin-partying-finland.html/. Sarah’s co-edited book, Resist, Organize, Build Feminist and Queer Activism in Britain and the United States during the Long 1980s was published in August with SUNY Press.

Professor Nigel Pollard has been advising on, and appearing on-camera in, two forthcoming TV documentaries that draw on material from his 2020 monograph Bombing Pompeii, including an interview with Dan Snow at the UK National Archives for The World’s Greatest Archaeological Discoveries series for Channel 5, produced by History Hit.

Professor Martin Johnes has been a prominent media commentator recently on the significance of the title of Prince of Wales. In September, he gave 18 interviews for international and UK television and radio explaining the history and controversy of the position of Prince of Wales.

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