Monthly Archives: September 2012

Legacy of the Roaring ’20s in one Small Town

Dudley in the West Midlands, as it stands today, has many remnants of the roaring ’20s. These were the years in which the town received many new public buildings. One of the most magnificent in my opinion is the Town Hall, the centre for the town’s civic elements: entertainment, justice, administration, and education. The carvings […]

Researching, temporarily.

Some reflections on working in a short, fixed-term academic contract. I have recently completed a short research project at the Ashmolean Museum and having packed up my bags, cleared my desk, and handed in my security pass, I thought I’d write a post about my experience working on a very short-term research project, and what […]

Learning how to be wanted. My day at the Economic History Society training day.

It was one of those glorious summer days that only seem to happen in Oxford. The sun reflects off the Headington Stone, a limestone that is distinctive to the old Oxford colleges, and those dreaming spires stand proud against the deep blue sky. As a student in Oxford, I always felt that the buildings that […]