CATHERINE THE GREAT AND HER GREAT MISTAKE

The recent screening of the TV series Catherine the Great has left me a little bit disappointed. Helen Mirren is, of course, a fantastic actress, but there would have been so much more to say about the Russian Empress. A while ago, I wrote a blog about Catherine the...

WORKING WITH THE PAST

If I had to choose the most interesting project of 2018, I would struggle to decide. Every document has allowed me a unique glimpse into a time that has long passed, something I may have touched upon in a history lesson, a film, a book. What those times really meant...

DECIPHERING VOICES FROM THE PAST

It all began in the 70s, with my primary school teacher whose methods of teaching would have led to her instant dismissal if Ofsted had existed in Germany back then. Not only did she smack our hands with a stick for any misdemeanour, she also taught us the old German...