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Fanny Anne Kemble by Professor Emily West #HistoricalDesertIslandDiscs

Well, we took a short break from posting our Historical Desert Island Discs for a week or two either side of the bank holiday. But here we are, our historians are still mostly in lock down so we are back … Continue reading

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

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

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

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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