In this year’s lecture, Tom DC Roberts explores how his ‘unauthorised’ biography of Sir Keith compares to previous ‘approved’ biographies, and how other subjects who have also had multiple biographers have had very different ‘lives’ created as a result.
In Wild Sea,Joy McCann interweaves the fascinating environmental and cultural histories of the Southern Ocean, drawing from sea captains’ journals, scientific reports, ancient beliefs and her own voyage of discovery.
Curator Anna Corkhill reveals how publications once deemed unfit for public consumption came into the Library’s collections and what they tell us about society’s changing attitudes towards dissenting ideas.
The contrasting style and scope of The Telegraph Historical Archive (1855-2000) and the Daily Mail Historical Archive (1896-2004) form a great comparison for researching topics like politics, women’s studies and social history.
Natalie Portman portrays First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in the 2016 film Jackie. She fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy.