Margaret Thatcher

At the Intersection between Kamala Harris and Margaret Thatcher

Last Christmas my teenage son spent his hard-earned pocket money and gifted me a lovely bone china mug featuring ‘Women who changed the World’.  Embellished with 35 female scientists, suffragettes, politicians, writers, activists, palaeontologists, Queens and Pharaohs, there are depictions of Angela Merkel, Malala Yousafzai, Helen Keller, Emmeline Pankhurst and many other notable women from […]

Post War Germany

Foe to Friend: From Non-Fraternisation to Herforder Pils

This major exhibition at the National Army Museum (NAM) recounts the British Army’s changing relationship with Germany from 1945 to 2019. I visited with an excited curiosity, interested both on a personal level, being of dual German/British heritage, but also having heard great things about the NAM on a professional level through my participation on […]

East Germany

Punk Rock, the Stasi and the Church: No Future for the DDR

Guitar riffs at breakneck speed, mohicans and safety pins, sneering angry youths screaming ‘Anarchy’ – so began punk rock, the exciting, unsettling, in-your-face music and youth culture that crashed onto the world stage in 1976. Just a few years later, the punk revolution had moved on in the West – the main protagonists were signed […]