The New Great Britons
Dr Sol Gamsu
Dr Sol Gamsu will be discussing Peter Blackman, a significant and overlooked Black poet, writer and activist.
Dr Sol Gamsu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology. He is a sociologist and a geographer of education with a strong commitment to the politics of education and envisaging alternative futures for education and society more broadly.
Dr Coreen McGuire
Dr Coreen McGuire will be discussing Phyllis Margaret Tookey Kerridge, a British chemist and physiologist whose scientific research significantly transformed medical perceptions of disability.
Dr Coreen McGuire is a Lecturer in Twentieth-Century British History. She is an historian of interwar Britain doing interdisciplinary research at the nexus between disability history, medical history, and science and technology studies.
Professor Julie-Marie Strange
Professor Julie-Marie Strange will be discussing Frances Kelly, a 19th century woman whose actions set in motion legal revisions that would ultimately lead to the Serious Crime Act 2015.
Julie-Marie Strange is a Professor in Modern British History. She is a Victorianist with long standing research interests in death and grief.