The BBC One Inside/Out feature on Gertrude Bell presented by Professor Helen Berry is now available on YouTube – click here
Gertrude Bell – the ‘female Lawrence of Arabia’
Watch Helen Berry present a feature on BBC1’s Inside/Out programme about the remarkable archaeologist, explorer and diplomat Gertrude Bell http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04xy0x8.
Are we living through a new eighteenth century?
If Mrs Thatcher thought she was living again through Victorian England, we are now living through the eighteenth century. This special edition of BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking series explores London as the centre of the world then and now, financial bubbles bursting then and now, and the lust for consumption then and now, whether of bodies or bodices.
Listen to historian Helen Berry in conversation with chairman Philip Dodd, the MP and author Kwasi Kwarteng, historians Jerry White and AN Wilson, and playwright April De Angelis for a discussion which was part of BBC Radio 3’s eighteenth century season of programming
Free Thinking Listen Again.
Voices from the Old Bailey – Shoplifting
Listen here to Helen Berry talk about the history of shoplifting as part of Amanda Vickery’s new series, Voices from the Old Bailey on BBC Radio 4. 9am, Thursday 28th August, 2014
The Georgians: Restraint, Revolution and Reform
Helen Berry discusses the riotous world of Georgian politics with Amanda Foreman (author of Georgiana: Duchess of Devonshire) in two programmes for BBC Radio 4 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04brjmj
View Helen Berry on BBC4’s ‘Housewives and Heroines: a 17th Century History for Girls’
What does your taste say about you?
What does your taste say about you? Read Helen Berry’s blog – on the meaning of taste from Hogarth to Grayson Perry http://blog.oup.com/2012/10/taste-morality-william-hogarth-grayson-perry/
Castrato and His Wife causes row in Wall Street Journal
A review of The Castrato and His Wife in the Wall Street Journal has sparked a row among readers over the Catholic Church’s involvement in the castration of boys for church choirs. Read more
28th March 2012 – Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival
The Castrato and His Wife Launches in the USA
January 2012 – ‘A gifted historian with a great story to tell’ – Washington Post…read more