The Wonder House

The Wonder House

Sushma Jansari
Jul 28, 2020 20 min

Coffee & Catch Up with Prof. Margot Finn

Today, I'm chatting to Margot Finn, Professor of Modern British History at UCL and President of the Royal Historical Society. Margot tells me about the two new schemes that the Royal Historical Society have set up to help UK-based early career researchers (ECRs) in History: RHS Adams Matthew Digital Collections Subscriptions RHS COVID-10 Hardship Grants for UK Early Career Historians You can also make a donation to the RHS hardship fund through their JustGiving page, which will also go towards supporting Early Career Researchers. You may remember that I first interviewed Margot in Episode 6 of The Wonder House podcast about the Society’s Race, Ethnicity and Equality in UK History Report. Since speaking to Margot this summer, the Society has advertised a new post-doctoral position to support and continue the Society’s equalities work, with an especial focus on race and ethnicity. The application deadline is 5th of August 2020: Past & Present Postdoctoral Fellowship: Race, Ethnicity & Equality in History Support The Wonder House One time cup of virtual coffee Regular donation via Patreon Presented/Produced by Sushma Jansari @TheWonderHouse Produced by Nick Harris @2ndThoughtTank
Jul 27, 2020 18 min

Coffee & Catch Up with Thanh Sinden

For today's Coffee & Catch Up, I'm chatting to Thanh Sinden, Chair of the Museum Detox Executive Committee, and museum consultant. We talked about work, family and health, as well as a recent Museum Detox survey about the impact lockdown had on its members, and the Museum Detox Hardship Fund – to which people from across the sector have donated so generously. This Hardship Fund has reopened, so if you'd like to make a donation, you can through this link - Museum Detox GoFundMe. Support The Wonder House One time cup of virtual coffee Regular donation via Patreon Presented/Produced by Sushma Jansari @TheWonderHouse Produced by Nick Harris @2ndThoughtTank
Jul 17, 2020 31 min

Coaching for a challenging time with Gaylene Gould

Today, I'm speaking to Gaylene Gould, Creative Director of The Space to Come and coach. I am drawing on her coaching expertise in this episode. The question I put to Gaylene was: How do we go about planning in an environment of almost total uncertainty on every possible level? Starting with the point that change is the only thing that is constant, and with the idea of self compassion at its heart, Gaylene suggests ways in which we can harness this moment to reevaluate our key priorities, motivations and, importantly, find a way to sit still in a time of uncertainty. Support The Wonder House One time cup of virtual coffee Regular donation via Patreon Presented/Produced by Sushma Jansari @TheWonderHouse Produced by Nick Harris @2ndThoughtTank
Jul 15, 2020 18 min

Coffee and Catch-up with Sara Wajid

After a sudden, scary lockdown, I wanted to check in on the lovely people I interviewed in Season 1. Today, I’m chatting to Sara Wajid, Head of Engagement at the Museum of London. We talked about taking long walks, looking at beautiful flowers and getting through this time as best we can - one piña colada ice lolly at a time! I hope you enjoy this light-hearted break from the world. Support The Wonder House One time cup of virtual coffee Regular donation via Patreon Presented/Produced by Sushma Jansari @TheWonderHouse Produced by Nick Harris @2ndThoughtTank
Jul 08, 2020 27 min

Coffee & Catch-up with Subhadra Das

After a sudden, scary lockdown, I wanted to check in on the lovely people I interviewed in Season 1. For the first episode of Coffee & Catch Up, I caught up with Subhadra Das, Curator of the Science Collections at UCL and part-time freelancer. I hope you enjoy this light-hearted break from the world. Support The Wonder House One time cup of virtual coffee Regular donation via Patreon Presented/Produced by Sushma Jansari @TheWonderHouse Produced by Nick Harris @2ndThoughtTank
Jul 02, 2020 17 min

Reconnecting: Protests, Breaking Barriers & Windrush Waves with Arike Oke

In Episode 8, I catch up with Arike Oke, Director of the Black Cultural Archives. Arike talks about the BCA’s response to the Black Lives Matter protests, including the creation of a new Black Lives Matter digital archive. We also talk about the Stories of Black Leadership II: Breaking Barriers exhibition that was on display at BCA and which has now been made available on their website. Arike tells me about the series of online events that BCA brought together in recognition of the annual Windrush Day that is on June 22. Support The Wonder House One time cup of virtual coffee Regular donation via Patreon Presented/Produced by Sushma Jansari @TheWonderHouse Produced by Nick Harris @2ndThoughtTank
Jun 29, 2020 1 hr 11 min

Decolonising the archives with Arike Oke

In Episode 7, I speak to Arike Oke, Director of the Black Cultural Archives. We talk about the people-centred core values that Arike brings to her work and the resilience required to push forward a challenging agenda of change to an organisation. Support The Wonder House One time cup of virtual coffee Regular donation via Patreon Presented/Produced by Sushma Jansari @TheWonderHouse Produced by Nick Harris @2ndThoughtTank
Feb 17, 2020 2 min

Help us with the British Podcast Awards!

After an amazing reception for Season 1 of The Wonder House, we have decided to enter the British Podcast Awards !! To do this, let us know on Twitter: What are your favourite clips from Episodes 1-6? If you'd like a recap, listen to Subhadra Das, Miranda Lowe, Sara Wajid, Rachael Minott, Sadiah Qureshi and Margot Finn again here: https://thewonderhouse.co.uk/podcasts
Jan 27, 2020 40 min

Race, Ethnicity and Equality Report in UK History with Margot Finn

In Episode 6, I speak to Margot Finn, Professor of Modern British History at UCL and President of the Royal Historical Society ('RHS') about the Race, Ethnicity & Equality Report in UK History and The East India Company at Home, 1757-1857 project. Support us on Patreon!! https://www.patreon.com/TheWonderHouse Follow Margot @EICatHome Presented/Produced by Sushma Jansari @TheWonderHouse Produced by Nick Harris @2ndThoughtTank
Jan 21, 2020 35 min

Race, Display and Empire with Sadiah Qureshi

In Episode 5, I speak to Dr Sadiah Qureshi, Senior Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Birmingham, about: 1) the Royal Historical Society's Race, Ethnicity & Equality Report; 2) NPG exhibition George Catlin: American Indian Portraits; 3) Sadiah's book Peoples on Parade. Support us on Patreon!! https://www.patreon.com/TheWonderHouse Follow Sadiah @SadiahQureshi Presented/Produced by Sushma Jansari @TheWonderHouse Produced by Nick Harris @2ndThoughtTank