A Year On Placement at the V&A

On the 9th November 2017 I started a three-month placement in the Victoria & Albert Museum’s Theatre and Performance department. A whole year has now passed and I’m still working at the museum! I enjoyed the experience so much that I applied to have the placement extended. I’ll be working at the V&A a few…

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SBT Placement: Best Bits

I’ve officially finished my placement with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust! My time with the SBT came to an end last week after a fantastic six months of strongroom-digging, blog-writing, and research-presenting. (You can read more about the early days of my SBT placement here, and my two ‘Placement Diaries’ posts can be found here and…

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Say No to This?

May and June have been the busiest months of my PhD so far. In May, I attended three conferences (Culture, Costume & Dress, The Faith of William Shakespeare, and the 2017 Midlands3Cities Research Festival) and had a fair few writing deadlines to contend with. I distilled three months’ worth of research into my first PhD conference paper,…

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A 21st-Century Struggle

I’m struggling with a social media addiction. There, I said it. When I wake up in the morning, the first thing I do is pick up my phone and check Facebook, Twitter, BBC News, and my emails. I make a cup of tea and get ready to work. Before opening Word on my laptop, I…

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First Post! Finally…

So I’m slightly ashamed that it’s taken me this long to write my first post. I signed up to WordPress way back in September, had fun picking out a pretty theme, and then couldn’t decide how to introduce myself. It’s now nearing the end of January, and I’m still not sure how to start. Right…

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Design historian, author, and artist.

I began this blog in 2015 to document my journey through postgraduate study. Since finishing my PhD in 2020, I have moved on to other projects. This website now provides details of my academic research, my biscuit art, and my collaborations with arts and heritage organisations. The blog posts I published between 2015 and 2021…

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