Engagement

Regular writer for history and loneliness blogs
20+ lectures & presentations to the general public
5 national television interviews
5 live radio interviews
4 academic papers

2020

Talks to archives, history, and women’s groups on the work of the Women’s Land Army.

2019

Cherish Watton speaking at Churchill Archives Lecture Series

Talks to archives, history, and women’s groups on the work of the Women’s Land Army.

Presentation: Fighting loneliness with technology, Research and Policy Hub, Campaign to End Loneliness

Lecture & Online Exhibition: Women’s scrapbooks on political and diplomatic activity, Churchill History Lecture Series.

Lecture: Online Public History Lecture for second-year History undergraduate students, University of Birmingham

2018

Cherish-Watton-History-Undergraduate-Prize

Lecture: Female Fellers: Women working in the forests of First and Second World War Britain, Bedford Historical Association

Lecture: Online Public History Lecture for second-year History undergraduate students, University of Birmingham

TV Appearance: Britain’s Poppies: The First World War Remembered 

Poetry Reading: Armistice 100 Remembrance Day Service, National Memorial Arboretum

Presentation: Girl Power, International Day of the Girl event, Norwich Castle


Presentation: Global Professional Speakers Series, Syracuse University, London


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.

2017

Cherish and her sister on graduation day.

Blog Post: Florence Horsbrugh’s First World War National Kitchen’s Scrapbook

Blog Post – The end of a three year rollercoaster ride

Paper – Fellings, Photos, and Feelings: The Experience, Representation, and Memory of the Women’s Timber Corps (WTC).


Online Interview – This Cambridge Life


Radio Interview – BBC Radio Cambridgeshire on the Women’s Land Army

2016

Cherish being filmed for Heir Hunters in December 2015.
Cherish being filmed for Heir Hunters in December 2015.

Blog Post – Belonging and Transgression Conference Presentation

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.

2015

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 – Lucy Cavendish College: 50 facts for 50 years

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.

2014

Cherish Watton showing Countryfile presenter Ellie Harrison an issue of the World War One Women's Land Army and Women's Institute 'The Landswoman'

Cherish showing Countryfile presenter Ellie Harrison an issue of the World War One Women’s Land Army and Women’s Institute ‘The Landswoman’


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

ArticleMy Journey Into Business: Why I Would Never Look Back

PreziA visual journey of Cherish’s journey into business.

Television Appearance
Discussing the birth of the World War One Women’s Land Army on Countryfile

2013

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.

PresentationMyths 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
VideoA 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.

PresentationMy Skills and Experiences in Running A Green Business
A Prezi presented by Cherish at the SEEd Policy Forum 

2012


Cherish Watton and Freddie McCarthy greeting the Crown Prince of Norway at the Opening of the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm.
Freddie McCarthy and Cherish greeting the Crown Prince of Norway at the Opening of the Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm.

ArticleWhat 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.

ArticleOpening 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.