TV Appearance: Interview for Heir Hunters discussing the role of the Auxiliary Territorial Service in the Second World War.
Newsletter Interview: Royal Historical Society interview on Undergraduate Public History Prize
TV Appearance: Interview for Heir Hunters discussing the role of the Women’s Land Army in the Second World War.
Blog Post – A Spotlight on Dr Shirley Summerskill
Blog Post – Gossip, men, and Victorian politics
Blog Post – Mrs, Dr, MP: Pathé Close-Up of Dr Edith Summerskill
Blog Post – Advice for History Freshers: from me to you…
Blog Post – Food Arches and Early Modern Court Festivals
Blog Post – The end of a three year rollercoaster ride
Blog Post – An exciting egg
Blog Post – History and Mystery: The Face of Jane Austen
Paper – Fellings, Photos, and Feelings: The Experience, Representation, and Memory of the Women’s Timber Corps (WTC). Bringing Conflict Home at the University of York.
During the Second World War, forestry work provided one of the most substantial challenges to conventional gender roles on the Home Front as women undertook heavy, manual labour in British forests. Drawing on press photo collections and women’s life writings, this paper considers the experience, representation, and memory of the organisation as part of the wider cultural memory of the Second World War. This paper examines how women’s forestry work was powerfully shaped by its landscape and how this posed particular problems in terms of representation and national identity.
Online Interview – This Cambridge Life
Radio Interview – BBC Radio Cambridgeshire on the Women’s Land Army
Blog Post – See you on the other side…
Blog Post – Wishing blog readers a happy and healthy holiday season
Blog Post – A warm welcome (or welcome back)
Blog Post – Belonging and Transgression Conference Presentation
Tiia, Simon, Holly and Cherish represented the History to the Public team at the UCL ‘Belonging and Transgression’ conference held in London at the end of June. Here we share a summary of key points from our presentation, which looked at the benefits of blogging for young academics.
Blog Post – #Somme100 – commemoration or appropriation?
Blog Post – The Politics of Affluence in 1950s and 1960s Britain
Television Appearance – Heir Hunters
I participated in an interview for a feature on the Women’s Land Army for BBC Heir Hunters. The team tracked down Eileen Joan Berry, a Land Girl who worked in Warwickshire during the Second World War. As part of the team’s research into her family, I discussed the type of work women undertook and how Eileen’s work on the land was a complete change from her pre-war occupation as a invoice clerk.
Blog Post – HTTPers Conclude Women’s History Month
Blog Post – The 1920s: The Period of Radical Women?
Blog Post – Sherlock’s ‘The Abominable Bride’: Abominable History?
Blog Post – Festive greetings to regular followers of the Lucy blog!
Blog Post – What is Oral History?
Blog Post – Greetings from a second year at Lucy
Blog Post – Learning From Journals: What can we Learn From ‘The Landswoman’?
Blog Post – Suffragette: A Review
Blog Post – Nothing More Than Photo Opportunites?
Blog Post – Women in Politics: Margaret Thatcher’s Leadership in Context
Blog Post – A response to the papers presented at The University in the Antropocene: Higher Education and Community Engagement in Environmental Management. Published on the GEES network website; a teaching-focused resource for academics in Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences and Norfolk County Council’s Low Carbon Norfolk blog.
Paper – The University in the Anthropocene: Higher Education and Community Engagement in Environmental Management
Bright Futures: Partnerships between Universities, Scholars, and Schools for Environmental and Social Sustainability at the University of Exeter for the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2015.
Presented in partnership with Becca Farnum.
Blog Post- How was the Women’s Land Army viewed in 1944?
Blog Post – Lucy Cavendish College: 50 facts for 50 years
Blog Post – The End of The First Year
Blog Post – UCL Celebrates 5th Anniversary Digital Humanities Inaugural with Susan Hockney Lecture
Blog Post – The First World War Women’s Land Army
Blog Post – The Start of the Easter Term!
Presentation – The First World War Women’s Land Army
A 5-minute snapshot talk at Lucy Cavendish College, in honour of International Women’s Day.
Blog Post – Halfway Through?!
Article – Sustainable education: a case study of environmental residentials in Norfolk
A piece written by Rebecca Farnum and Cherish for ‘Beyond 2015’, exploring university engagement with environmental residential programmes.
This dialogue is a companion to Cherish’s presentation to Beyond 2015, addressing Question 4: What partnerships should universities establish to achieve their objectives?
Prezi – Bright Futures: A Norfolk Case-Study
Blog Post – The Joy of ‘Bridgemas’
Article – The WW1 Land Girls
An article Cherish advised on, detailing the work of the Land Girls of World War One for Pride Magazine, a local magazine for the areas of Market Harborough, Kettering, Corby and Oundle (p.90).
Blog Post – The First Four Weeks At Lucy
Article – My Journey Into Business: Why I Would Never Look Back
An article written reflecting on her journey into business and what she has learnt during 3 years in business.
Prezi – A visual journey of Cherish’s journey into business.
Television Appearance – Discussing the birth of the World War One Women’s Land Army on Countryfile
Ellie meets historian Cherish who explains how propaganda was used to entice city women out to farms. Once in the countryside they had to get stuck-in but were rewarded with liberating trouser uniforms and usually found themselves to be more than capable. Ellie is shown photos of Valerie Linder’s mother Dorothy who described her time working for the Land Army as “the happiest days of her life”.
Radio Interview – Energy Education Celebration Event
Cherish was invited to present at the Energy Education Celebration Event at Oxburgh Hall on the 25th November 2013. Cherish presented on her journey into business and how participating in the eFutures programme at Northgate High School and Dereham Sixth Form College led her to set up in business as an eco-consultant. Cherish shared her experiences live on BBC Radio Norfolk.
Presentation – Myths and Sustainable Development Thinking
A collaborative activity presented by Cherish, Heli Gittins and Shone Surendran at the National Sustainable Schools Conference 2013, Baden Powell Conference Centre
Video – A video summary of their presentation.
Presentation – Entrepreneurship with a green focus. Social media in teaching
A presentation by Cherish and Malene Melbye exploring their work on the international partnership project, VENN at the Learning Beyond The Classroom, VENN Conference, Dahlske School, Norway.
Presentation – My Skills and Experiences in Running A Green Business
A Prezi presented by Cherish at the SEEd Policy Forum
Article – What does the green economy mean for you?
A piece written for young people exploring the opportunities which the green economy can hold for their future.
Letter – In Praise of the Women’s Land Army
A letter written by Cherish Watton and Dr David Wilson on the Women’s Land Army published in the September 2012 edition of BBC History magazine.
Article – Opening of the Sheringham Shoal Wind Farm
Cherish’s recount of attending the opening of the Sheringham Shoal Wind Farm by the Crown Prince of Norway.
Radio Interview – Women’s Land Army
Cherish was interviewed by Katie Martin on BBC Radio Solent, discussing the World War Two Women’s Land Army.