PUBLIC TALKS & MEDIA
Talking head on Radio 4 1922: the Birth of the Now,
and Egyptomania, 31 January 2022
'My Baby Box: Legacies of Eugenics' Online at the Anti-Eugenics Convention 26 Sept to 2 October 2021. Before watching please note there is discussion of baby loss:
Interview in October 2021 with Dr Amara Thornton on work in the history of archaeology, available on the IoA History of Archaeology
‘The Body – Discussion between Gaby Edlin and Debbie Challis on Menstruation and Reproductive Justice’, Unfinished Business: The Fight for Women’s Rights, The British Library,
– March 2021.
What Does Eugenics Mean to Us? Episode 2: Curating Heads, UCL Sarah Redmond Centre
‘Living with Eugenics’
about science and how we remember it at UCL, 2020.
‘The Eugenic and Racist Ideas of Flinders Petrie’, Public Lecture (via Zoom) for the Friends of the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, 11 September 2020.
‘Archaeology: The Fabulous Fact and Fantasy Behind Indiana Jones’, Pre-Talk Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Royal Albert Hall, 12 March 2016.
‘Story Translation and Archaeological Museums - changing environments, changing audiences’, Talk with Amanda Potter, Nine Worlds Geek Fest 2015, 9 August 2015.
‘Introduction to Egyptian Archaeology’, WorldCon 2014 / LonCon3 (World SF & Fantasy Convention), ExCel Centre.14-18 August 2014.
‘Monster Class. Archaeological World Building’, Nine Worlds Geek Fest 2014, 8 August 2014.
Stand up comedy for Bright Club UCL on Ancient Pots (2014), Treasure (October 2010) and Roman Food (May 2010).
‘Heads and Shoulders: Race and Phrenology’, Salon at the National Portrait Gallery, Jan 2013.
Talk on Eugenics as part of the Performing Medicine season by Clod Ensemble, Wellcome Collection, December 2011.
‘Drapery on Classical Sculpture’, Public Talk, National Gallery London, June 2008.
'Old news: classical antiquities, excavation, and oriental landscape in the nineteenth century’, National Portrait Gallery, 13 November 2006.
1 May 2018, British Airways: One Hundred Years in the Sky, Channel 5: talking head
26 February 2017, Documentary: John Ruskin’s Eurythmic Girls, Radio 3: talking head and researcher on the influence of antiquity on dress reform in the nineteenth century.
21 November 2016, Interviewed about ‘Espionage and Archaeology in World War One’ project at the Petrie Museum, Today Programme, Radio 4
2012, Flinders Petrie. The Man Who Discovered Egypt, BBC Four: Talking Head.
2012, ‘The Curse of the Cybermen’s Tomb’, Talking Head on DVD Extra, Doctor Who: Tomb of the Cybermen.
2011,Only Connect, Season 5, BBC4: member of quiz team ‘Antiquarians’, Finalist.