A Box and a Ladder.

A Box and a Ladder.

Getting bogged down in the details of historically-accurate materials, fully-researched stories and interesting characters can sometimes mean that the seemingly smaller details can be overlooked. Although they may seem insignificant, they can have a huge impact on the...
Seeking Truth in Notts Heritage

Seeking Truth in Notts Heritage

This Wednesday (25/11/20), I had the pleasure of speaking at the Nottingham Roosevelt Memorial Travelling Scholarship’s Thanksgiving event. It was a huge success and saw previous alumni join together to tell stories and raise awareness for this great asset in the...
Working in a Castle

Working in a Castle

Next week I will be starting a new project in Newark. I will be working alongside the National Civil War Museum, The Palace Theatre and Newark Castle to bring cultural engagement to local people.  This is a huge opportunity to approach culture and heritage in a brand...
History is Not A Comfort Blanket

History is Not A Comfort Blanket

This week, I have been working alongside Bassetlaw Museum to develop their Thanksgiving video content. Nottinghamshire has just gone into a local lockdown, so we wanted to address the thanksgiving story in an appropriate way virtually.  The temptation was to create a...
What Can History Teach us Today?

What Can History Teach us Today?

Inspired by Kathryn Harkup’s book ‘Death By Shakespeare’, I began putting together some ideas about how we can use historical figures to explore other important topics: Mary Shelley and gender; Ignatius Sancho and racism; Alan Turing and sexuality. The idea would be...
Newark Book Festival 2020

Newark Book Festival 2020

Last weekend saw my first public appearance in character since lockdown. We’ve had to adapt the business to our virtual teaching resources over the past few months. Next week will be our first virtual Q&A session – this will be between a primary school...