Dr John Woolf (PhD History, 2016) is a historian and researcher who has recently co-written the bestselling audiobook Stephen Fry’s Victorian Secrets. Having read history at the University of Cambridge, John went on to obtain a Goldsmiths PhD on nineteenth-century freak shows. Since then John has developed the BBC4 series The Real Tom Thumb: History’s […]Read more "Guest Post: Dr John Woolf’s The Wonders"
Dr William Herbert Cecil “Liam” Smith 26th of September 1925 to 14th of September 2017 This is an obituary for an extraordinary man based completely in the words of Goldsmiths students who knew Liam Smith as a teacher, as head of Raymont Hall and as an inspirational friend. Ann Arnold and Wendy Sim (Goldsmiths 1962-65) […]Read more "In Memoriam: Dr William Herbert Cecil “Liam” Smith"
Conducting Unfinished Business I went to Goldsmiths to study for my PhD in Historical and Cultural Studies between 1998 and 2004. It was through working on my PhD with Professor Howard Caygill that I truly learnt to write and for that, I owe him a great debt of gratitude. I credit Dr Simon O’Sullivan, who […]Read more "Guest Post: Conducting Unfinished Business"
Forty Years Ago by Tom Murtha You asked how it began. The First Time. The first time I met him was in my room at Raymont. I was standing on my balcony smoking. It was a sunny afternoon in early October 1972. The day before I had returned from a holiday in Spain with a […]Read more "Guest Post: Forty Years Ago"