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2015 Coverage

  • BBC Radio Northampton - Dr Patrick Glen in interviewed about the Cultural Memory and British Cinema-Going of the 1960s research project
  • BBC Radio Scotland - Professor Bernhard Rieger is interviewed about Volkswagen
  • BBC Radio 4 - Professor Bernhard Rieger appears on the Today Programme in the wake of the VW emissions crisis
  • The Guardian - UCL History student Adam Dyster tells The Guardian the story of Jeremy Bentham's stuffed body in the UCL cloisters
  • History Today - Dr Katie Donington shares the Legacies of British Slave-ownership project's latest research
  • BBC News - Dr Clare Makepeace writes about surviving the horrors of Japan's WW2 camps on the anniversary of VJ Day
  • BBC Radio 5 Live - Dr Clare Makepeace discusses VJ Day
  • BBC Two - UCL History's Legacies of British Slave-ownership project collaborated with David Olusoga on a two-part documentary series titled 'Britain's Forgotten Slave Owners'
  • The Independent - Dr Andrew Smith discusses why the Battle of Waterloo is important today
  • BBC Radio 2 - Dr Adam Smith discusses music during the American Civil War
  • BBC World Service - Dr Adam Smith speaks to U.S. fair housing campaigner Dorothy Mulkey
  • The Herald Scotland - Dr Michael Collins discusses nationalism after the 2015 General Election
  • The Herald Scotland - Dr Michael Collins writes about the risks for the SNP in supporting a Labour government
  • The Conversation - Professor Bernhard Rieger discusses German CEO culture
  • BBC History - Professor Stephen Conway provides a guide for Poldark fans about the American War of Independence
  • BBC Radio 4 - Dr Adam Smith presents a programme called 'California: Paradise Lost'
  • BBC Radio 4 - Dr Adam Smith contributes to 'From Our Own Correspondent'
  • BBC One - Dr Clare Makepeace appears in 'Heir Hunters'
  • The Guardian - Professor Eleanor Robson comments on ISIS destroying ancient sites in Iraq
  • BBC News - Professor Eleanor Robson talks about IS bulldozing Nimrud
  • The Times - Dr Clare Makepeace's letter about the Imperial War Museum's plans to charge for use of its research room is published (27 Feb)
  • The Telegraph - Professor Eleanor Robson comments on the destruction of Mosul
  • Channel 4 News - Professor Eleanor Robson is mentioned in a report on the smashing of historic statues in Iraq
  • BBC Radio 4 - Professor Karen Radner takes part in Melvyn Bragg's 'In our Time', in an episode titled 'The Eunuch' 
  • BBC Radio 3 - Dr Adam Smith presents a Sunday Feature about 'The Day of the Locust', a novel by Nathanael West
  • BBC News - Dr Melvyn Stokes looks at the effect The Birth of a Nation had on audiences when it was released 100 years ago
  • Monocle - Professor Kathy Burk comments on Obama lifting trade sanctions against Cuba
  • BBC Radio 4 - Professor Kathy Burk discusses the legacy of Magna Carta with Melvyn Bragg
  • Channel 4 News - Dr Andrew Smith is interviewed about terrorism in France

2014 Coverage

  • BBC Radio London - Professor Bernhard Rieger comments on the Berlin Wall, 25 years after it fell (10 Nov)
  • BBC Radio 4 - Professor Bernhard Rieger discusses the VW Beetle in the episode 'Clock to Car: Masters of Metal' which is part of a radio series on 'Germany: Memories of a Nation' 
  • ITV News - Dr Julietta Steinhauer is interviewed about the Elgin Marbles (14 Oct)
  • BBC Radio 5 Live - Dr Andrew Smith is interviewed about the Scottish Referendum 
  • The Daily Mail - Dr Andrew Smith is asked about the Queen's role in the Scottish Referendum 
  • Financial Times - Dr Michael Collins is quoted in 'The Battle for Britain' 
  • The Herald Scotland - Dr Michael Collins pens an article entitled 'World will think us mad to rip up Union' 
  • ITV - Professor Margot Finn contributes to 'Secrets From the Clink', a documentary examining 19th century attitudes to crime and punishment 
  • The Conversation - Dr Eleanor Robson writes about fears for Iraq's cultural heritage under ISIS
  • Wall Street Journal - Professor Kathy Burk discusses the legacy of the First World War on Wall Street
  • BBC History Magazine - Dr Melvyn Stokes reviews the film Grace of Monaco, as part of the magazine's 'Historians at the Movies' series 
  • Wall Street Journal - Dr David Sim discusses the rise of the US during the First World War in a special video feature
  • BBC Radio 4 - Professor Kathy Burk explains the rivalry between the US and UK in 'The Special Relationship: Uncovered' (first broadcast 23 June)
  • The Independent - Dr Nick Draper explains that British cities are at different stages of addressing their history in the slave trade 
  • BCB Radio - Dr Clare Makepeace is interviewed about D-Day. 
  • The Independent - Dr Melvyn Stokes writes about 'movie memories' in the 'Radar' section of The Independent (24 May). 
  • BBC Two - Professor Margot Finn appears on 'The Birth of Empire: The East India Company' with Dan Snow
  • BBC Radio 4 - Dr Adam Smith presents a programme entitled 'How do children learn history?' 
  • BBC Radio 4 - Dr Benet Salway appears on 'In Our Time' with Melvyn Bragg, discussing Stabo's Geographica 
  • History Today - Dr Clare Makepeace writes about the quest for compensation pursued in the 1950s by British prisoners of war in the Far East 
  • BBC News - Dr Clare Makepeace investigates World War I brothels 
  • The Guardian - Dr Clare Makepeace comments on the National Archives making First World War diaries accessible online  
  • The Guardian - Dr Kate Donington comments on '12 Years a Slave'
  • BBC Radio 4 - Dr Nick Draper discusses Britain's memories of slavery on 'The World This Weekend'

2013 Coverage

  • BBC Radio 4 - Professor Axel Körner comments on Brahms' German Requiem
  • BBC Radio 4 - Dr Matthew Jones talks Doctor Who, as part of a 50th anniversary celebration 
  • BBC Radio 3 - Dr Adam Smith discusses the Gettysburg Address on 'Night Waves'
  • History Today - Dr Avi Lifschitz considers the changing meanings of the Enlightenment
  • Nevis Radio - Dr Matthew Jones was interviewed about 1960s cinema-going
  • The Guardian - Professor Catherine Hall on the forgotten story of Britain's slave trade 
  • Forres Gazette - UCL cinema memories project enlists the help of Dr No to unearth movie memories
  • myScience - Our 'East India Company at Home, 1757-1857' project team's collaboration with the National Trust on a "Trappings of Trade' exhibition is featured
  • ITV - Professor Margot Finn talks about the East India Company on 'Britain's Secret Homes' 
  • CNN International - Professor Stephen Conway took part in a live interview on CNN's W1 programme regarding colonial cannibalism in Virginia (02 May 2013)
  • BBC Two - Professor Stephen Conway contributes to "Fit to Rule" with Lucy Worsley (from 45 mins)
  • The Guardian - Dr Bernhard Rieger's new book 'The People's Car' is reviewed 
  • BBC Two - Professor Kathy Burk appears on Newsnight with Jeremy Paxman to discuss fascism
  • FP - Dr Bernhard Rieger's book 'The People's Car' is the subject of a story on the VW Beetle overcoming it's Nazi past
  • NDTV - Dr Thom Rath discusses the Legacy of Chavez 
  • Legacies of British Slave-ownership encyclopaedia launch - over 60 pieces of coverage received including the BBC, the Independent, the Guardian and major overseas newspapers. 
  • The Observer - Professor David d'Avray comments on the new school curriculum 
  • Bloomberg - Professor David d'Avray comments on papal resignations
  • FT - Professor David d'Avray tells the FT about precedents for a papal resignation 
  • ITV - Professor Stephen Conway talks to Julian Fellowes about branding and slavery on ITV's Great Houses 
  • BBC Radio 3 - Dr Adam Smith discusses Spielberg's Lincoln 
  • BBC History - Dr Adam Smith gives a historians perspective on Lincoln 
  • FT Alphaville - Dr Thom Rath explores the legacy of Chávez 

2012 Coverage 

  • The Telegraph - Professor Stephen Conway comments on Prince Charles' admiration for King George III
  • BBC History Magazine - Dr Adam Smith writes on 'Race, Religion and Re-Election' (December 2012 issue)
  • BBC Radio 5 Live - Dr Adam Smith discusses the U.S. Elections 
  • BBC Radio 4 - Dr Adam Smith discuss the U.S. Elections on the Today programme 
  • Gamespot UK - Dr Adam Smith, Dr Benet Salway and Dr Antonio Sennis contribute to a programme about Assassins 
  • BBC Radio 4 - Professor Ben Kaplan contributes to Miles Warde's 'The Invention of Spain' 
  • Stylist - Professor Kathleen Burk comments on the U.S. Elections 
  • Metro - The Department provides questions for a British History quiz (following David Cameron's appearance on the Letterman show) 
  • BBC Radio 3 - a four part series on 'The American Civil War' by Dr Adam Smith 
  • BBC Four - Dr Bernhard Rieger featured on 'The Golden Age of Liners' 
  • BBC News - Dr Benet Salway talks about the Roman Emperor Caligula 
  • The Guardian - Professor Catherine Hall discusses the Women's Library 
  • BBC Radio 3 -  Dr Adam Smith appeared on ‘Night Waves’, discussing the ‘performance of the self’ in American politics  (05 April 2012)
  • History Today - Dr Adam Smith reviews two books 
  • New York Times - Simon Renton talks about undergraduate courses in the UK 
  • The Guardian - Simon Renton comments on UCL's proposals for an additional campus in the Olympic borough of Newham 

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