On location at Scarborough Castle with Anita Rani for Channel 4’s Britain by Beach (Nov 2021)

Interviewee and historical consultant for the Channel 4 documentary series, Britain by Beach, with Anita Rani. Produced by Plimsoll Productions. Broadcast 27 November 2021. More information here.

Recorded conference paper: ‘Wartime tobacco provision and notions of soldierly welfare in twentieth-century Britain’. Intoxicating Spaces: Global and Comparative Perspectives (19–21 July 2021).


Appearance on the ‘Mentioned in Dispatches’ podcast, presented by Dr Tom Thorpe of the Western Front Association. Published 4 Nov. 2019 on iTunes and Spotify. Available here.


Interviews for BBC Radio Leeds, taking part in a debate on Northern identity, history and heritage during Andrew Edwards’s lunchtime show, 16 September 2016. The theme of the debate was inspired by Grim up North? Northern Identity, History and Heritage, a conference organised by myself and a colleague at Leeds Beckett University. I have since been invited on a number of occasions to speak on similar topics.

Interview for Civic Voice video, shown to delegates of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Civic Societies, Portcullis House, Westminster, 19 March 2016. Available:

Appearance on BBC Radio Humberside, 29 January 2016: discussing the Civic Voice war memorials programme and the role of memorialisation in maintaining civic pride.

‘Conserving war memorials is central to maintaining civic pride’, First Person column, Hull Daily Mail, 24 February 2016 (short article).

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