Here’s where I put links to selected features that I’ve written for mainstream national or international media – or pieces that mention me or my research.
I’m always interested in finding new ways to get research out to different audiences. If you’re an editor interested in commissioning a piece, please do get in touch.
‘George IV ‘sexual harrassment’ of teenage crush revealed in letters’, The Telegraph, 26 March, 2021. More media coverage of my research about the relationship between Mary Hamilton and George IV.
‘George IV emotionally abused his teenage crush’, The Times, 26 March, 2021. I’m interviewed about the release of new research from the Unlocking the Mary Hamilton Papers project, showing that the Prince of Wales’s pursuit of Mary Hamilton in 1779 was more akin to sexual harassment than expressions of love.
‘The couples accused of destroying Japan’s families’, BBC News, 3 March, 2021. Preeti Jah cites my research on surname change.
‘Do the reading: The ambiguous legacy of Thomas Chatterton’s early abolitionist poetry, 250 years after his death’, Times Literary Supplement, December 2020. Longread essay exploring the ethics and aesthetics of Chatterton’s African Eclogues.
‘Mary Wollstonecraft statue: ‘Mother of feminism’ sculpture provokes backlash’, BBC News, 10 November 2020. Article on Maggi Hambling’s controversial sculpture quotes my views on Wollstonecraft.
‘True Romantic: The Poetry of William Wordsworth’, BBC Countryfile Magazine, Issue 163, April 2020. Article exploring Wordsworth’s relationship with walking, written for the 250th anniversary of his birth.
‘How, and why, Britain’s baby names are getting more diverse’, Huffington Post, 21 September 2018. Article evaluating the significance of the ONS’s Baby Names List for 2018.
‘Biting satire: The political caricatures of James Gillray’, Review of ‘Love Bites: Caricatures by James Gillray’ at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, BBC Arts, 26 March 2015.
‘I’m Getting Married: Should I Change My Surname?’, Guardian Books, 12 December 2014.
‘Why should women change their names when they marry?’ BBC News Magazine, 1 November 2014.
‘In defence of the humanities: why this government is wrong to scorn an arts education’, The Independent, 30 April 2013.
‘The power of confession’, The Bookseller, 17 July 2012. https://www.thebookseller.com/feature/sophie-coulombeau-power-confession-338852