Royal Holloway alumna Elle Larsson has recently curated an exhibition for the Horniman Museum & Gardens.
'London's Urban Jungle' covers the story of Charles Jamrach, one of the leading figures of exotic animal trade in Victorian England. The exhibition will be running from the 19th December 2015 to 21st February 2016.
Here is the link to the exhibition page to find out more: http://www.horniman.ac.uk/visit/upcoming-exhibitions/londons-urban-jungle#image-0
"I am Head of History at The John Fisher School, a state comprehensive Catholic boys’ school in the London Borough of Sutton. In 2010 I enrolled, part-time, on the MA Public History course at Royal Holloway with the aim of developing new opportunities for my students to see the wider functions of history outside of the national curriculum and public exams, and to learn for myself how the subject could be relevant outside of academia. Promoting public history is an important part of my role at the school. We take part in national competitions and have won the Historical Association’s You
Joanna Gummett worked as a Heritage Development Officer at East Surrey Museum (2010-2011) and as Courts of Justice Programme Coordinator for the National Centre for Citizenship and the Law at the Royal Courts of Justice and Supreme Court (2011-2013). She is now an Interpretation and Learning Officer at the Museum of Croydon.
Barbara Gibson is a professional oral historian and a member of the Oral History Society. Her consultancy, Spoken Histories, engages in a range of activites including producing oral histories commissioned by the Heritage Lottery Fund, other organisations, or even individuals who want to tell the stories of their lives. Spoken Histories also enables others to explore oral history and produce their own recordings by providing professional training to schools and families.
An article about Peter's experience studying the Public History MA that was published by the Independent:
"I did my MA in 2012/13, following an Undergraduate Degree in Classical Civilisations and English Literature and a year out which I spent travelling. What initially attracted me was the theoretical side, which I found fascinating, but I loved that the course was so varied. Making the radio programme was great fun and, as it turns out, directly relevant to my current job as a Sales and Marketing Manager with Acoustiguide.
"After my undergraduate degree in History at Royal Holloway, I knew I wanted to work in the heritage sector. The MA in Public History seemed like a great way to gain some practical skills.