Speedicut novels and Desert Island Disaster

It’s armchair adventure time thanks to our Regimental Historian, Christopher Joll.

Enjoy his a one-act play entitled ‘Desert Island Disaster’ and chapter-by-chapter recordings of his first two Speedicut novels: Flashman’s Secret and Love & Other Bloodsports. Over 50 hours of joyful listening entertainment.

Listen to the audio-books here.

History Hit with Dan Snow and Christopher Joll

History lovers will be well aware of the great work of Dan Snow, but did you know that as well as his hugely popular podcast series he also runs History Hit TV, the online video on demand service?

 

This positive Aladdin’s Cave of exciting content has now added a fantastic new episode- with our very own Regimental Historian Christopher Joll:

Loot? Spoils? Artefacts? What to Do with Our Museums

Our museums are full of stuff taken, bought, stolen and gifted from foreign countries. It feels like we face a reckoning. What shall we do with it? I talked to two authors of new books that wrestle with this. Christopher Joll is a former soldier who deals specifically with the spoils of war, while Alice Proctor thinks more generally about all objects and where they are best placed and how best to interpret them.

Watch the TV show  here  or listen to the podcast   here.

Leaders Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland interview

Museum Director, Alice Pearson appears in Leaders Council podcast alongside Geoff Hurst.

You can listen to the podcast in full here.

The Leaders Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is currently in the process of talking to leadership figures from across the nation in an attempt to understand this universal trait and what it means in Britain and Northern Ireland today.

Alice Pearson, Director of The Household Cavalry Museum was invited onto an episode of the podcast, which also included an interview with Geoff Hurst. Host Matthew O’Neill asked both guests a series of questions about leadership and the role it has played in their careers to date.
Matthew O’Neill commented, ‘Hosting a show like this, where you speak to genuine leaders who have been there and done it, either on a national stage or within a crucial industry sector, is an absolute honour.’

Lord Blunkett, chairman of The Leaders Council of Great Britain and Northern Ireland said, ‘I think the most informative element of each episode is the first part, where Matthew O’Neill is able to sit down with someone who really gets how their industry works and knows how to make their organisation tick. Someone who’s there day in day out working hard and inspiring others. That’s what leadership is all about.’

Not a Lot of People Know This… podcast

A weekly series of podcasts about the Regiments of the Household Cavalry
written and recorded by the Regimental Historian, Christopher Joll, formerly of The Life Guards.

These anecdotes are drawn from Christopher Joll’s recently published books:

The Drum Horse in the Fountain: Tales of the Heroes; Rogues in the Guards

and

Spoils of War: The Treasures, Trophies & Trivia of the British Army

Both books are published by Nine Elms Books and are obtainable from www.nineelmsbooks.co.uk or www.amazon.co.uk

Downloads here (text PDF and audio MP3):

Not a Lot of People Know This – Podcast 1 – text

Not a Lot of People Know This – Podcast 1 – audio

Not a Lot of People Know This – Podcast 2 – text

Not a Lot of People Know This – Podcast 2 – audio

Not a Lot of People Know This – Podcast 3 – audio 

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Not a Lot of People Know This – Podcast 4 – audio 

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Not a Lot of People Know This – Podcast 5 – audio 

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Not a Lot of People Know This – Podcast 6 – audio 

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Not a Lot of People Know This – Podcast 7 – audio 

Not a Lot of People Know This – Podcast 7 – text

Not a Lot of People Know This – Podcast 8 – audio

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Not a Lot of People Know This – Podcast 9 – audio

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Not a Lot of People Know This – Podcast 10 – audio

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