Public talks and events


What Happened to Robert of Pontefract? Disease and Death at the Crusader Siege of Acre, 1189–91

A public talk as part of Pontefract Castle’s ‘Sieges’ Weekend (May 2018).


‘You will suffer these and many other things in my name’: Illness, Wounding and Suffering during the Crusades of the 12th and 13th Centuries’

An invited talk at Barley Hall in York, part of the York Archaeological Trust Church Explorers series 2017 (November 2017).


‘Sea Voyages and Sea Monsters: Tales of the Unexpected in Medieval History Books’

A talk at ‘Thrones and Tomes: Westeros is Coming’ Game of Thrones discovery day at Leeds Central Library (July 2017).


‘Monsters of the Deep’

An interactive display for ‘Light Night Leeds’ arts and culture festival 2016, University of Leeds (October 2016)


‘Travel Sickness’

An interactive dispay for ‘Be Curious’ public engagement day, University of Leeds (March 2016).