Cherish Watton has graduated with an MPhil in Modern British History from Churchill College, Cambridge in July 2018. She graduated with a First Class Honours degree in History from Lucy Cavendish College in July 2017.
Before studying, Cherish set up Cherish Watton Enterprises, providing project management, evaluation, and PR services for environmental initiatives. Her work has focused on running environmental residentials, evaluating programmes and developing opportunities for young people to seize the potential of the Green Economy based upon their experiences with environmental issues at school and college.
Cherish also founded and runs www.womenslandarmy.co.uk, a website on the work of the British Women’s Land Army during World War One and Two. It is now the national online hub for the commemoration of these civilian wartime organisations. The website offers general histories on what it meant to be a Land Girl and Lumber Jill, as well as primary source material such as journals, photos, videos, and songs.