Public History Prize 2018 Winners

26 January 2018

The Winners of the 2018 Public History Prize were announced on Friday 26 January at the Mary Ward Centre in London.


The awards were presented by Samir Shah, OBE, RSA, broacaster and Chair of the Geffrye Museum.

Overall Winner:






‘Partition Voices’, BBC Radio 4, presented by Kavita Puri

Museums & Exhibitions Winner:






Museum of London Docklands, ‘Tunnel: The Archaeology of Crossrail’

Radio & Podcasts Winner:






Partition Voices’, BBC Radio 4, presented by Kavita Puri

Commended for Radio & Podcasts:

Instant History’ (‘Archive on 4’), BBC Radio 4, presented by Andrew Green

Film & TV Winner:






‘Black and British: A Forgotten History’, BBC 2, presented by David Olusoga

Commended for Film & TV, and Online Resources:







South Oxford Local History, ’66 Men of Grandpoint’

Online Resources Winner:







Our Migration Story’, Runnymede Trust

Public Debate & Policy Winner:






Lucy Delap (Cambridge), Adrian Bingham (Sheffield), & Louise Jackson (Edinburgh), ‘Historicising “Historical Child Sexual Abuse”

Undergraduate Student Prize:

Cherish Watton (Cambridge), ‘Democratic and Critical Commemoration of the Women’s Land Army in 20th-Century Britain’

Postgraduate Student Prize:






Joe Hopkinson (Huddersfield), ‘Dispersing the Problem: Immigrant Children in Huddersfield during the 1960s & 1970s’

Commended Postgraduate Student:

Kirstie Arnould ‘Keeping Us in Mind: Silences and Voices in the Epsom Cluster’