Writing & Appearances

In addition to writing books and giving talks, I contribute to television and radio programmes and magazines on a range of subjects. Some are listed below.

Broadcasting

Underground

Channel 5

  • Tony Robinson's History of Britain - Episode 2 - The Victorians

BBC Radio 4

  • Women's Hour - Interview with Jenni Murray - Jilted Brides

BBC Radio Sheffield

  • Interview with Rony Robinson - Pit Lasses

Radio Tameside

  • Interview with Nigel Skinner - Breach of Promise to Marry

History Features

Discover your Ancestors

  • Graffiti - January 2020
  • Thorncliffe Colliery Riot 1870 - November 2019
  • Old Age Pensions - August 2019
  • Pillar and Post Boxes - March 2019
  • Crowning Glory or Devil's Mark? - December 2018
  • The Great Turf Frauds - September 2018
  • Huskar - An Unusual Mining Tragedy - July 2018
  • Vinegar Valentines - February 2018
  • The Trial of the Century - October 2017
  • What's in a Name? August 2017
  • What Offended Our Ancestors? - Print Edition 2019
  • Illustrations- Print Edition 2020

Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine,

  • For the Sake of the Children - March 2020
  • Build a Specialist Website - September 2017
  • Read all about it - March 2017

Your Family History

  • Out of the Doll's House - Women in Public Life July 2017

Discover Your History

  • Workers' Gardens - September 2014
  • A Soldier's Story - May 2014
  • Breach of Promise to Marry - Mar 2014

Jane Austen's Regency World

  • The Scandal of being caught up in a Breach of Promise of Marriage case -
    January / February 2014.

Memories of Barnsley

  • Barnsley's Forgotten Heroines - Winter 2012. Read the text here

BBC History

Tracing Family History

  • Lasses Down t' Pit - February 2011. Read the text here

Lancashire Evening Post

  • Grim twilight world of the women who worked county‚Äôs coal mines - 27th February 2019.

Daily Express

Blogs

The National Portrait Gallery

Visit Victorian England

The Newsroom Blog at the British Library

The British Newspaper Archive

Talks

Society of Genealogists

  • Breach of Promise to Marry

Scottish Mining Museum

  • Scotland's Female Miners

Manchester Central Library

  • Research Using Newspapers
  • Breach of Promise to Marry

Halifax Antiquarian Society

  • Pit Lasses

Management in the 'Not-for-Profit' Sector

Accountancy Age

  • Efficiency in the NHS

Economics, Medicines and Health

  • Efficiency in the NHS

Health Director

  • Efficiency in the NHS

Managing Schools Today

  • Relationships between school and home

Times Educational Supplement

  • Safety First
  • Rush to appeal turns arbiter into battleground
  • Quest for the Perfect Number
  • Absence Makes the Head irate
  • Pick your Own
  • Don't feel cheated
  • How to be a better Chair

Education

Child Education

  • IT in the Classroom (series)

Education

  • School admissions

First Steps

  • Child Health

Home and School

  • IT features and educational software reviews

Parents

  • Expert Panelist for School Admission Questions

Parents and Computers

  • Child Safety

Report

  • School Admissions

She

  • Educational matters
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