Speaking engagements


Speaking at Workshop College on ‘Sex and the Somme’, 22 September 2015

‘Penning their personal narratives: the letters, diaries and logbooks of British prisoners of war held in Europe in the Second World War’, Institute of Historical Research, London, 5.15pm, 14 November 2017

‘POW Art’ at War and Art: A Visual History of Modern Conflict – Book Launch, Birkbeck, London, 6pm, 8 November 2017

‘Prisoners of War: experiences and emotions’, National Army Museum, London, 11.30am, 6 October 2017

‘Emasculated servicemen? Gender and captivity in the First and Second World Wars’, Reconfiguring the British: Empire, Nation and World, 1600-2000, Institute of Historical Research, London, 3 December 2015

‘Sex and the Somme’, Worksop College, Nottinghamshire, 22 September 2015

‘Sex and the Somme’, East London Branch – Western Front Association, 20 August 2015

‘Pinky Smith looks gorgeous!’ Female impersonators and male bonding in prisoner of war camps, Masculinities at War: Men and male culture in the Second World War, University of Strathclyde, 8 January 2015


‘Sex and the Somme’, UCL Lunch Hour Lecture, 18 July 2014.




‘Living beyond the barbed wire: the familial ties of British prisoners of war held in Europe during the Second World War’, The London School of Economics, March 2012.

‘Traversing the boundaries of ‘home’ and ‘front’: POWs and their relationships beyond the barbed wire’,  The Second World War, Popular Culture and Cultural Memory conferenceBrighton, July 2011.