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PUBLIC TALKS & MEDIA

  • Talking head on Radio 4 1922: the Birth of the Now, The Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamen and Egyptomania, 31 January 2022

  • 'My Baby Box: Legacies of Eugenics' Online at the Anti-Eugenics Convention 26 Sept to 2 October 2021, register to get access.

  • Interview in October 2021 with Dr Amara Thornton on work in the history of archaeology, available on the IoA History of Archaeology website.

  • ‘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, Online Video – March 2021.

  • What Does Eugenics Mean to Us? Episode 2: Curating Heads, UCL Sarah Redmond Centre Podcast

  • ‘Living with Eugenics’ Podcast 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.


Broadcast Media


  • 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.