“I think a digital archive of Picture Post is a fantastic idea. The reach of this kind of research is interdisciplinary in terms of the courses in which it might be used. It also reflects the increasing shift to engage with visual sources within the historical profession. There is a lack of such digital resources to support teaching and research in the period since the First World War. I can see ways of integrating this digital archive into my undergraduate courses on 20th century Britain and on visual culture and as the basis for undergraduate dissertations on a range of different topics.”

Dr Matt Houlbrook,  Lecturer in Modern British History, University of Oxford