Professor Mark Knights recently joined Melvyn Bragg on BBC Radio 4's In Our Time, to discuss why a Westminster protest against 'Popery' in June 1780 led to widespread rioting across London, lethally suppressed.
The show was originally broadcast on Thursday 2 May, but now available as a podcast on the BBC Radio 4 website.
Professor J E Smyth (author of "Nobody's Girl Friday”; Professor of History at Warwick University), Karina Longworth (author of "Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes's Hollywood"; creator of the "You Must Remember This" podcast), and Victoria Riskin (author of "Fay Wray and Robert Riskin: A Hollywood Memoir"; former president, Writers Guild of America, West), were recently interviewed by KQED News:
A Retroactive #MeToo from Hollywood's Golden Age
In 2017, the #MeToo Movement began exposing Hollywood’s culture of sexual violence, which then broadened into a global rallying cry. But sexual coercion and abuse has long had a place in Hollywood as three recently-released books attest. The books examine the working conditions of women during Hollywood's Golden Age and the abuses of casting couch predators like Howard Hughes and Harry Cohn. We'll talk with the authors about the vast contributions - and challenges - for women in the studio era.
Please see the KQED News website for the full interview podcast.
Dr James Poskett, Assistant Professor in the History of Science and Technology at the Warwick University History Department, offers an expert comment on the vote at the International Bureau of Weights and Measures to decide whether the kilogramme should cease to be benchmarked against "Le Grand Kilo," a physical object stored under three bell jars in a French vault.
For the full expert comment, please see https://warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/expertcomment/le_grand_kilo.