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Adding context to history writing with archival research: Sometimes you have to go offline

When writing corporate history or personal memoir books for clients, I often need to supplement personal interviews with archival research in order to corroborate a memory, understand the time and place in which a story occurred, or gather materials that will give the book some visual interest. 679 more words


Asa Briggs and Marks and Spencer

The other week the eminent social historian Asa Briggs died.  Despite my not being an historian this was a name I knew.  I came across his work when I wanted to look at aspects of the social history of the UK over the last century or so. 607 more words


Said BS TOPOS seminar with Martin Parker

TOPOS seminar with Martin Parker, Professor of Organisation and Culture from the University of Leicester, on Tuesday 31st May, 16.00-17.30, in the Boardroom of Said Business School, Oxford University. 205 more words


From the Trenches to the Red Carpet

BURBERRY – from 1914
“This iconic design originated from a commission by the British War Office to create a coat for soldiers on the front line.” 351 more words

Miscellaneous Cards

Bringing pest control to the House of Commons

There was a point when it felt incredibly surreal.

There was I, speaking to an audience in the House of Commons. Then I drank Champagne, ate some bugs and signed a few copies of my book. 986 more words