BBC Radio 4 Analysis, ‘what’s the point of street protest?’
East London primary sources
The Cuckoo Cage at Womad 2022
MERL OSS lantern slide exhibition now online
Frow lecture at the WCML: trespass and enclosure
Histories of privacy
Pavements bibliography
review of Stevenage for Tribune
new: Dan Snow’s HistoryHit podcast on ‘enclosures’

‘The problem with the preservationists’ – talk for the Changing Landscapes network symposium

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You can watch my short paper on the history of preservationist movements, access, amenity and the Industrial Pennines, for the University of Reading Changing Landscapes AHRC network symposium, 30 March 2021. Link on their webpage, with some of the other talks, including


links on the Policing, Crime, Sentencing and Courts bill, 2021, parts 3 and 4, ‘unauthorised encampments’ and the new statutory offence of public nuisance

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https://commonslibrary.parliament.uk/research-briefings/cbp-9164/ (with PDF report) government response to consultation: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/strengthening-police-powers-to-tackle-unauthorised-encampments/outcome/government-response-to-the-consultation-strengthening-police-powers-to-tackle-unauthorised-encampments-accessible-version Responses: https://www.thebmc.co.uk/law-of-trespass-could-change https://www.ramblers.org.uk/news/latest-news/2021/march/ramblers-call-on-government-to-rethink-policing-bill.aspx https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/mar/14/new-anti-protest-bill-raises-profound-concern-human-rights-groups-say https://friendsoftheearth.uk/system-change/open-letter-home-secretary-and-secretary-state-justice Commentary: David Mead for the LSE blog: