Publications

Book

A Progressive Education? How Childhood Changed in Mid-Twentieth-Century English and Welsh Schools (Manchester University Press, 2020).

Journal Articles and Chapters

Education, parenting and concepts of childhood in England, c. 1945 to c. 1979,’ Contemporary British History, 31, 1 (2017), pp. 24-46. [Open Access]

The psychologist, the psychoanalyst and the “extraordinary child” in postwar British science fiction,’ Medical Humanities Special Issue, ‘Science Fiction and the Medical Humanities’, 42, 4 (2016), pp. 4-9. [Open Access at Oxford University depository]

Inside the “blackboard jungle”: male teachers and male pupils at British secondary modern schools in fact and fiction, 1950-59’, Cultural and Social History, 12, 4 (2015), pp. 489-507. [Open Access]

‘“That was what life in Bridgeburn had made her,”: reading the autobiographies of children in institutional care in England, 1918-1946’, Twentieth Century British History, 24, 3 (2013), pp. 351-75.

Blog Posts and Other Articles

British adolescent pupils write about age, 1962-4,’ Secondary Education and Social Change blog (2019)

“Kindred to its soil”: educating Welsh children in post-war Wales’,  Four Nations blog (2015)

“Children” and the nanny state: shifting the boundaries of adolescence’,  History & Policy opinion piece, December 2013. 

Michael Gove’s education policies would look old-fashioned in the 1950s’, the Guardian, 27th May 2013.