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Dr Catherine Rider

Public engagement

I have given public talks to the Historical Association (Truro) and the Global Centre (Exeter) and am a council member for the Devon and Cornwall Record Society, a charity which publishes historical documents from Devon and Cornwall.  I have also taken part in public engagement events for the 'Magic in Malta 1605' project in the UK and Malta.

Contribution to discipline

Fellow of the Royal Historical Society Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Council Member, Devon and Cornwall Record Society

Editorial Board Member, ‘Premodern Health, Disease and Disability’ series, Amsterdam University Press


I enjoy communicating my research to non-specialist audiences and have talked about a variety of medieval topics on BBC Radio 4 ('Making History' and 'The Today Programme') and BBC Radio Devon. Among the things I have talked about are medieval New Year superstitions, medieval popular religion, and approaches to the history of sexuality in the Middle Ages.