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Alice Watson AHRC grant

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Alice Watson (LHS, 2013) is currently a postgraduate in the School of Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford.

Alice is one of the few people who have been awarded an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) grant to conduct public engagement research in celebration of the BBC’s centenary this year.

Alice’s project, which she developed in partnership with BBC History, is focusing on Call the Midwife, one of the BBC’s most watched and celebrated television dramas that explores Britain’s medical and social history. Building on her doctoral research on radio broadcasting, she aims to co-produce with audiences a special podcast series that illuminates the cultural impact of Call the Midwife. The research project entitled: “Nonnatus House, Midwife Speaking”: co-curating a new oral history of Call the Midwife with BBC audiences started on 9 May and will run until the end of October.

Read more about Alice’s research here.

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