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Charlotte Lydia Riley

Charlotte Lydia Riley is a historian of twentieth century Britain at the University of Southampton.

Slum Diets

The pandemic has led to sudden changes in how we eat, from stockpiling to ordering from (or working for) Deliveroo – but it also showed the survival of a Victorian contempt for the ‘undeserving poor’.

The NHS on Film

The launch of the National Health Service was accompanied by ‘Your Very Good Health’ – a witty, clever and progressive public information film that helped to win support for socialised medicine.