Kate Smith

Web editor at the History of Place project

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Miro and his robot

Woman sits on stage with robot which is a small screen on a long pole with wheels

We gave Miro Griffiths a test run of a robot from Bristol Robotics for a day as part of our symposium on the past and future of deaf and disabled people. He discussed the implications of new tech with Dr Praminda Caleb-Solly.

Hot irons and hemorrhoids

Image shows outline of man going 'aargh' suffering from hot irons and hemorrhoids

Things got a bit gory at The Beaney in Canterbury as museum visitors constructed a story of peril in Medieval England to feed into our digital game.

Please may I go to the country?

An article on holiday cottages from early 20th century

How poverty, disability and lack of access to nature were all linked for some Guild members – and the language used to appeal for country holidays.