Dr Polly Russell works as a curator of Contemporary Politics and Public Life at the British Library. Polly’s research interests include women’s history, twentieth century women’s movements and feminism. Polly was the British Library project manager for Sisterhood & After: An Oral History of the Women’s Liberation Movement and for the recently launched digitised Spare Rib magazine resource. In addition to working at the British Library, Polly works as a freelance food historian, consultant and writer. Polly was co-presenter on the BBC2’s 2015 living history series, ‘Back in Time for Dinner’ and has a regular column in the FT Weekend magazine, (‘The History Cook’).
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