Recent Popular Writing and Public Engagement from NYCTC Members

September, 2019. Susan Pedersen, “Ben Pimlott Memorial Lecture 2018: The Women’s Suffrage Movement in the Balfour Family.” Address first given at Kings College London in July 2018. Recently published in Twentieth Century British History. 

June 25, 2019. Emily Rutherford, “What’s Missing In Naomi Wolf’s ‘Outrages: Sex, Censorship, and the Criminalization of Love’“. Public Seminar.

April 10, 2019. George Severs, “‘No promotion of homosexuality’: Section 28 and the No Outsiders protests,” History and Policy.

The website of the Secondary Education and Social Change project is regularly updated with new briefing papers, blog posts, and other resources for both historians and members of the public, and with news about the SESC team’s various public appearances and other activities.

July 31, 2018. George Severs (with Tommy Dickinson), co-curation of “Nursing a Plague: History, Testimony and Memory,” AIDS Histories and Cultures Festival 2018.

July 26, 2018. David Cowan (with George Morris), “Stories about Individual Lives – or Intimate Histories?,” Modern British Studies Birmingham.

July 21, 2018. Katrina Moseley (with Eleanor Barnett), “Food and Embodied Identities in the Early Modern and Modern World, c. 1500-2000,” Cambridge Body and Food Histories Group.

July 5, 2018. Andrew Seaton, “From Caution to Celebration: The NHS at 70,” History of Government blog.

July 2, 2018. Guy Ortolano, “Begrudging Market Liberalism,” keynote lecture, King’s Contemporary British History conference.

June 26, 2018. Emily Rutherford, “The 1970s Gay Sex Scandal that Enthralled Britons is Back” (on the Jeremy Thorpe scandal), Public Seminar.

June 26, 2018. Emily Rutherford, “Rag Drag and Early Twentieth Century Undergraduate Masculinities,” University Histories blog, University of Manchester.

February 12, 2018. Emily Rutherford, “Dare to Speak Its Name: Pederasty in the Classical Tropes of Call Me By Your Name,” Eidolon.

February 8, 2018. Susan Pedersen, “One-Man Ministry” (review of Chris Renwick’s Bread for All: The Origins of the Welfare State), London Review of Books.

October 18, 2017. Andrew Seaton, “Emotion on the Ward: Making Social Democracy in the Early National Health Service,” Emotions in Modern British History Seminar, Queen Mary Centre for the History of Emotions.

August 22, 2017. Emily Jones, “Burke and Political Traditions,” Interventions: The Intellectual History Podcast.

August 19, 2017. Sam Wetherell, “Reflections on ‘British Studies in a Broken World’, July 2017,” Twentieth Century British History, advance access.

August 2017. Sam Wetherell, “Richard Florida Is Sorry,” Jacobin.

July 13, 2017. Jon Lawrence, Longview (Radio 4), for a discussion about popular politics from the Primrose League to Momentum.

October 20, 2016. Susan Pedersen, “Destined to Disappear,” a review of Robert Vitalis’s White World Order, Black Power Politics, London Review of Books.

August 25, 2016. Richard Hall, “Breadwinning and Brexit: Putting one father’s vote to Leave in historical context,” History & Policy Parenting Forum Blog.

July 21, 2016. Lucy Delap, “Remembering domestic service: heritage performances of the past,” keynote at ‘Invisible Hands’? Domestic workers from the seventeenth century to the present day, Geffrye Museum, London.

July 6, 2016. Lucy Delap was interviewed on Cambridge TV and the BBC News website about the history of women’s access to financial services.

June 23, 2016. Andrew Seaton, “National Treasure or National Disaster?: British State Healthcare in a Global Context,” Britain and the World Conference, King’s College London

April 7, 2016. Andrew Seaton, “Why Researching the NHS Matters,” with a response by Mathew Thomson, History Workshop Online

2014-17. Emily Rutherford, blog posts for JHIBlog

November 10, 2015. Lucy Delap, “Disgusting details which are best forgotten: Disclosures of Child Sexual Abuse in Twentieth Century Britain,” History of Sexuality seminar, Institute for Historical Research, London

August 14, 2015. Andrew Seaton, “Why Labour’s ‘NHS First’ election strategy didn’t work in 2015,” Total Politics

June 26, 2015. Andrew Seaton, “Does Everyone Love the National Health Service? Uncovering History’s Critics,” OUP Blog

2014-15. Sam Wetherell, several articles for Jacobin magazine