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Hello, I’m Rachel

Community Youth Support Worker

Will you run with me?

On Sunday 19th April, I ran a ‘virtual’ 10k in support of Parkinson’s UK for what should have been the Great Bristol 10k this coming Sunday (1:05:24).

Between 4-10th May I ran/walked a cumulative total of 30k for a virtual VE Day challenge, with proceeds going to the Royal Air Forces Association.

Ran 9 and 3/4k in a week for the Sorted Challenge (Harry Potter)

I’ve since signed up for 3 virtual races:

All entrants receive funky race-specific medals upon completion, and a pin badge if you sign up before a certain date.

My Qualifications


Student in Forensic Psychological Studies

Open University

PGCE in History with Distinction

University of Bristol

1st Class Honours in BA History

Goldsmiths, University of London

How do the ‘Carry On…’ films reflect attitudes towards gender and sexuality?

The Carry On films (1958–1978) are a series of 30 British comedy films. For the purpose of this piece of work, I’m going to ignore the 31st film (1992)  for three reasons: firstly, my box set doesn’t include it, secondly my favourite stars of the franchise, Charles Hawtrey and Kenneth Williams, have died quite tragicContinue reading “How do the ‘Carry On…’ films reflect attitudes towards gender and sexuality?”

Pride: Lesbians and Gays supporting the miners 1984-85

Support groups throughout the UK were encouraged to pair with a mining community after the Thatcher administration stopped distributing the funds of the National Union of Mineworkers. The Lesbians and Gays Support the Miners (LGSM) was formed by Mark Ashton and Michael Jackson after the pair began collecting in the 1984 Pride march in London.Continue reading “Pride: Lesbians and Gays supporting the miners 1984-85”