War Widows’ Quilt on ITV London News

  On Armistice Day 2019, Will Davies visited us at the first ever exhibition of the War Widows’ Quilt at The Queen’s House, Greenwich, where it was installed from 7-11 November 2019. Will spoke to representatives of the War Widows’ Association who had contributed to the quilt, as well as to lead artist Lois Blackburn […]

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The War Widows’ Quilt: A Short Film

Made by John Felix, this film tells the story of the War Widows’ Quilt, a moving, important new memorial to the lives of Britain’s war widows. Made from armed forces shirts by over ninety war widows and their family members, this beautiful and moving piece of art tells many individual stories of love, loss, and grief while also shining a light on the ongoing history of war widowhood in the UK.

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Daily Express Double-Page Spread to War Widows’ Quilt

  On 9 November 2019, the Daily Express devoted a double-page spread to the first-ever exhibition of the War Widows’ Quilt at the Queen’s House, Greenwich. Giles Sheldrick, Chief Reporter, interviewed women who contributed to the quilt, representatives of our partner organisation The War Widows’ Association of Great Britain, lead artist Lois Blackburn, and me […]

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Sunday Morning with Ricky Ross – Remembrance Sunday

  On Sunday, 11 November 2018, after the two-minute silence at 11.00AM, you’ll be able to listen to a feature on women and war that I recorded for BBC Radio Scotland’s Sunday Morning with … . Presented by Ricky Ross, the feature is a conversation between Ricky, Christine Morgan, who’s son Marc was killed by […]

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War Widows’ Stories Launches Live on Woman’s Hour

On 11 November 2016, Mary Moreland and I launched the Heritage Lottery Funded project War Widows’ Stories live on Woman’s Hour. We were given eight star-struck minutes with BBC Radio 4’s Jenni Murray, and you can listen to the result below via BBC iPlayer. It’s needless to say I was so excited about being able […]

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[BBC Arts Film] Women in Weeds: The Victorian Widow

Get the popcorn, and dim the lights … Ok, maybe not. But if you had 5 minutes to watch my BBC Arts film on deviant Victorian widows (and why they could be so dangerous!), I’d be very honoured and humbled. I had great fun making it, and am much more pleased with the result than I thought I […]

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[Commentary] Thoughts, Fears, & Brexit

I was invited to write this piece for the Times Higher Education blog, where it was originally published on 26 June 2016 under the title “‘I’m scared’: German academic in the UK on the Brexit vote”. You can read the original post here, and it is reproduced word for word, without alterations, below.  I am an immigrant. […]

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Women On Their Own: Widows in Britain, Now & Then

As part of my role as one of this year’s New Generation Thinkers, I’ve recorded an edition of BBC Radio 3’s The Essay! “Women on Their Own: Widows in Britain, Now & Then” will be broadcast on 11 November 2015 at 10.45PM, and you can listen anytime after this by visiting BBC iPlayer. Please upgrade your […]

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