Princes of the Vegetable Kingdom: Palms and the Making of Kew (March 2021) Kate gives an illustrated talk on the Victorian culture of palms and Kew’s Palm House to the Centre of World Environmental History, University of Sussex. Chaired by Professor Vinita Damodaran.
Greenhouse Book Talk (January 2021) Kate introduces Palace of Palms to the Environmental Humanities Research Group at Stavanger University, Norway
Departures: The Company Men in India (Migration Museum Podcast, Episode 3, Jan 2021) Kate discusses an early colonial guide book, Thomas Williamson’s East India Vade-Mecum (1810), in this Migration Museum podcast
Online events for the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB) Ireland (November 2020), Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Membership (Jan 2021)
The Pat Kenny Show (Newstalk, Dublin, September 2020) Kate interviewed by Pat Kenny
The Spectator Book Club: The Making of Kew’s Palm House (The Spectator Podcast, June 2020) Kate in conversation with Sam Leith, Literary Editor of the Spectator (40 mins).
Hobson-Jobson: A Very English Enterprise (BBC Radio 4, 2012). Kate was the consultant and main contributor to the programme, which was pick of the day in The Times, The Independent and The Daily Mail, and reviewed in The Daily Telegraph, The Scotsman, The Mail on Sunday and The Tablet.
Radio Interviews: BBC WM (West Midlands) and BBC Three Counties (Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire)
Tibet on the Banks of the Clyde, (BBC Radio 3, 2010).
Late Night Live: The Buddha of Boundless Light meets the Glaswegian (ABC: Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2006). Kate was interviewed by Phillip Adams about The High Road To China.
Crossing the Black Waters (BBC Radio 4).
An Indian Affair (Takeaway Media, 2001) Channel 4 TV.