I thoroughly enjoyed my first experience with BrANCH. The hosts, especially fellow Bulldog David Gleeson, were gracious. I liked conversing with graduate students and senior scholars from the U.K. about history, politics, and culture. The panels were excellent. I can’t make the conference every year, but I hope to have the opportunity to present there again.

Newcastle was beautiful, as I found out during a sight-seeing jaunt the last day.

Castle Keep, Newcastle

The river Tyne from the top of Castle Keep

Millennium Bridge, Newcastle

Tynemouth Castle, Tynemouth

The North Sea from beside Tynemouth Castle