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Sylvia Pankhurst by Dr Jacqui Turner #HistoricalDesertIslandDiscs

As it is Sylvia Pankhurst’s birthday this week, we thought that we would ask Jacqui Turner @Jacqui1918 to suggest some Desert Island Discs.  Here it is with Jacqui’s apologies to all academics researching suffrage out there…   Cast away on … Continue reading

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Margaret of Beverley by Will Bailey-Watson (Institute of Education, PGCE History lead) #HistoricalDesertIslandDiscs

Our second blog from the Institute of Education here at Reading comes from PGCE Secondary History Lead Will Bailey-Watson. We all love working with Will and his prospective history teachers here in the History Department; the relationship Will has forged … Continue reading

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Elizabeth I by Professor Carol Fuller (Institute of Education UoR) #HistoricalDesertIslandDiscs

We are still in lock down so our self isolating colleagues from UoR are also submitting their Historical Desert Island Discs. The Department of English have also started their own Fictional Desert Island Discs . This week and next week we … Continue reading

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Desert Island Documentaries by Dr Natalie Thomlinson #HistoricalDesertIslandDiscs

With the government advice that we are all in lockdown we thought we would take a slight departure from our usual format to give you Natalie Thomlinson’s best Historical Desert Island Documentaries. Something to fill the gaping historical hole in … Continue reading

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Dwight D Eisenhower by Dr Mark Shanahan #HistoricalDesertIslandDiscs

We hope you had a restful Easter break but we are delighted to get back in the saddle and welcome our second guest blogger Dr Mark Shanahan (University of Reading, Department of Politics and International Relations). Mark has a vinyl … Continue reading

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