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Kate Guthrie

What a Performance!

Our British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow Kate Guthrie consulted on a documentary for BBC 4, broadcasting this month. She writes about her experience: In early September, I received out-of-the-blue an invitation to consult on a BBC 4 documentary. The producers were in the middle of filming a three-part series tracing the evolution of music hall in Britain, from its mid-19th-century roots, through the Golden Age of variety entertainment, to the working men’s clubs of the 1950s. Continue reading →

A day at the BBC

BA Postdoctoral Fellow Dr Kate Guthrie talks about her recent experience at the New Generation Thinkers 2015 Finalists’ Workshop:  One of the major challenges facing academics today is to work out how their research can impact the world. In part, this matters because impact is now one of the criteria on which universities are assessed – and in my opinion rightly so. It makes sense that state-funded institutions should be accountable for their public benefit. Continue reading →