Category Archives: In the Media

News about staff in the media

LBGT History Month 2017: Oscar Wilde vlog

by Jodie Larkin and Nikki Rai In accordance with LGBT+ history month, this vlog explores Oscar Wilde’s infamous stay in Reading Gaol (later HM Reading Prison). During the late nineteenth century, Wilde was at the height of success: hit wit, … Continue reading

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A Recipe for Tudor Jumbals à la GBBO

by Dr Ruth Salter As you may be aware that this year the University’s team responsible for MOOCs [Massive Open Online Courses] and the history department, headed by Prof Kate Williams, have been working closely on an exciting venture.  Along … Continue reading

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Prof. Matthew Worely in ‘Kurt’s Lighter by Paul Kelly ft. Scott King’

Prof. Matthew Worley features in a new film with Scott King. With regards to the film, Prof. Worely comments: The film came about because I have long worked with the artist Scott King. Back in 1997, we began working under … Continue reading

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History on TV As part of Explore Your Archives, Reading historians Professor Kate Williams  and Dr Jacqui Turner will chat about the effect of the media on public history. Is history now just another commodity? Can archives really be described … Continue reading

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Our World-leading experts are often contacted by the media to share their research and knowledge This Monday Professor Joel Felix will discuss  the French Revolution on BBC radio at 11.00 and  Professor of Public Engagement Kate Williams will appear on … Continue reading

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