Media and Talks



Appearance on ‘Inside Versailles’ with Kate Williams and Greg Jenner, broadcast on BBC 2 (May 2017)

Appearance on ‘Heston’s Recipe for Romance’, broadcast on Channel 4 (February 2015).


Authors at Google talk on ‘Aphrodisiacs, Fertility and Medicine in early modern England’ delivered on the 4 August 2015. Available on Youtube:

Guest on the British Museum Pleasant Vices series hosted by Tasha Marks of AVM Curiosities


BBC Radio 3 ‘Free Thinking’. 7 December 2017

Spanish fly, chemsex and ‘female Viagra:’ why drugs and sex don’t always mix. ‘On Drugs’ with Geoff Turner, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. 25 July 2017.

North Manchester Radio, Hannah’s Bookshelf. Broadcast 24 June 2017.

Soho Radio, Science Mixtape. Broadcast 15 October 2016.

BBC World Service programme The Food Chain  talking about ‘Fertile Foods’. Broadcast on Saturday 6 August 2016.

I have been interviewed on the Mark Forrest Show for BBC Local Radio and on BBC Radio Wiltshire.

Print Media

Meet the Authors Interview, Your Family History Magazine (September 2017).

‘Coughs, Sneezes & Dead Diseases’, I News (August 2017).

‘Goats Dung, Mummified Flesh and Vomiting’, Shakespeare Magazine (July 2017).

‘Shameful Secrets, men’s sexual health’, History Today (January 2016).

‘When Beans were the Food of Lust’, BBC History Magazine (April 2014).

Interviewed for ‘Fertility Towns: Is there ever something in the water?’, BBC Magazine


In conversation with Reddit/AskHistorians. Sara Read and I talk about early modern medicine and women’s health issues.


Pleasant Vices Panel Discussion with AVM Curiosities, Paul A. Young and Susan Boyle (British Museum, 25 May 2018).

Dialogue: Modern Love – What is at the Heart of the Matter? (Lights of Soho, 8 February 2017). Jugular Productions

Invited Talks

University of Winchester, Centre for Medical Humanities public seminar series, 23 November 2017.

Delivered the Hitchin Historical Society annual Miss Lewis Lecture, 13 July 2016

Speaker at the Chalke Valley Schools History Festival, 28 June 2016


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