People’s History

Bristol History Podcast

Bristol History Podcast: Bristol and the 1918 ‘Spanish’ Flu Pandemic

Arriving at the end of the First World War, the 1918 ‘Spanish’ Flu was one of the deadliest pandemics in human history, killing between 40...

40 years ago, the far right in Bristol was faced down with music, pickets and ballots

Bristol History Podcast: Everyday Life in the Early Modern West Country

Bristol History Podcast

Bristol History Podcast: Natural History of the West Country

This week I met with Joe McSorley of the Avon Wildlife Trust to discuss the natural history of the West Country – from the earliest...

Bristol History Podcast

Bristol History Podcast: Bristol University and its Historians

Bristol History Podcast

Bristol History Podcast: Bristol’s Overseas Trade

Bristol History Podcast // ‘Out of the Comfort Zone: From Bristol to Massive Attack.’

This week I met with author and journalist Melissa Chemam to discuss her book 'Out of the Comfort Zone: From Bristol to Massive Attack.'

Bristol History Podcast // Benjamin Dickson in Conversation

Author on his graphic novel about a family struggling to come to terms with life following the end of the Second World War.

Bristol History Podcast // Bristol Rugby Club

Bristol Bears' historian Mark Hoskins talks Bristol Rugby - the club's origins in the late-Victorian era, its community role during the World Wars and the professional age.

Opinion: ‘Black Excellence’ shouldn’t hinge on white ideas of success

Achievements should be celebrated, but we should create our own metrics of success.

Bristol History Podcast // Bristol’s Public Memory of Slavery

This week I met with Dr. Jessica Moody of Bristol University to discuss the ways in which Bristol has publicly addressed its involvement in the...

From poverty to luxury: hidden history behind the Blackberry Hill housing development

Residents of the luxury Blackberry Hill housing developments now under construction on Manor Road in Fishponds will be adding a chapter to a colourful and...