Professor Tim Lockley talks to Sky news about the recent unrest in the USA
Interview with Sky news can be seen five minutes into the recording at:
AHRC-BBC New Thinking podcast about Religion and Ordinary Lives featuring Dr Naomi Pullin
Dr Naomi Pullin, Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of Wawick was involved in a recording for the AHRC-BBC New Thinking podcast about ‘Religion and Ordinary Lives’. This event will be broadcast live via BBC Sounds on BBC Radio 3 on Tuesday 7 April 2020 at 10pm. Further details about the programme can be found here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000h1sw
Professor Hilary Marland provides expert opinion on BBC One's Who Do You Think You Are?
In a first for Who Do You Think You Are?, father-and-son comedy double-act Jack and Michael Whitehall join forces to investigate their family tree. They discover the tragedy that left Jack’s great grandfather (Michael’s grandfather) an orphan. And tracing their line back to Wales in the 1830s, they find out about a Tory ancestor's role in opposing the Chartist movement for wider voting rights.
Professor Hilary Marland features in the programme, which is now available on BBC iPlayer.
Professor David M Anderson features on BBC Radio 4's File on 4
BBC Radio 4’s File on 4 programme this week examined the experiences of the Kenyan tea workers affected in the post-electoral violence in Kenya in January 2008. The workers are now trying to get compensation for murders and rapes from Unilever, the owner of the tea estate where the violence occurred. An interview with Professor David M Anderson features in the programme. The programme, entitled Bitter Brew is now available on the BBC Sounds website.
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.
Melvyn Bragg and guests Catherine Clinton (Denman Chair of American History at the University of Texas and International Professor at Queen's University, Belfast), Susan-Mary Grant (Professor of American History at Newcastle University), and Tim Lockley (Professor of American History at the University of Warwick) discuss Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, ten sentences long, delivered at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery at Gettysburg after the Union forces had won an important battle with the Confederates. Opening with " Four score and seven years ago," it became one of the most influential statements of national purpose, asserting that America was "conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal" and "that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom-and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." Among those inspired were Martin Luther King Jr whose "I have a dream" speech, delivered at the Lincoln Memorial 100 years later, echoed Lincoln's opening words.
Melvyn Bragg and guests Mark Knights (Professor of History, University of Warwick) and Clare Jackson (Senior Tutor and Director of Studies in History at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge) discuss Titus Oates who, with Israel Tonge, spread rumours of a Catholic plot to assassinate Charles II. From 1678, they went to great lengths to support their scheme, forging evidence and identifying the supposed conspirators. Fearing a second Gunpowder Plot, Oates' supposed revelations caused uproar in London and across the British Isles, with many Catholics, particularly Jesuit priests, wrongly implicated by Oates and then executed. Anyone who doubted him had to keep quiet, to avoid being suspected a sympathiser and thrown in prison. Oates was eventually exposed, put on trial under James II and sentenced by Judge Jeffreys to public whipping through the streets of London, but the question remained: why was this rogue, who had faced perjury charges before, ever believed?