Princes Park parkrun review

Short review this week. I'm back in Liverpool for research and interviews, so I couldn't turn down a chance to run at my home parkrun, Princes Park. The course consists of two and a half laps around Princes Park, which is fairly hilly. The scenery is nice though, and being the only parkrun in South Liverpool … Continue reading Princes Park parkrun review

3 things I learned from Liverpool’s local election results (number 2’s a shocker!)

My to-do list is scary. Actually, there's no single to-do list, but rather a range of different to-do lists scribbled over different apps. Things have gotten so bad that I've made a to-do list which comprises solely of 'sort out to-do lists'. How meta. One of the things that's been sitting on a few of my … Continue reading 3 things I learned from Liverpool’s local election results (number 2’s a shocker!)

No, Thatcher didn’t cause the Conservative decline in Liverpool

I'm in the process of redrafting a paper on the Conservative decline in Liverpool (what else?) in the 1970s. As a part of this work I wrote a short comment piece summarising my paper, which was was published on ConservativeHome (here), and also made its way on to the Mile End Institute's blog (here). Please do give it … Continue reading No, Thatcher didn’t cause the Conservative decline in Liverpool

Me, myself, and my research: an introduction and an explanation.

It's been five months since I started my PhD, and I can honestly say I feel like it's just my second week. The time is flying by, and I have very little I can point to in the way of work - and yet I tell myself I'll have time to maintain a blog. For … Continue reading Me, myself, and my research: an introduction and an explanation.