Laura is a postgraduate student in the Department of Sociology, funded jointly by the ESRC and AHRC.
  • Baby's first photo call: how the royals learned to act normal

    After a day of waiting, the world’s press got their first look, and first photographs, of the newest member of the royal family at around 6pm on May 2. The picture of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge standing outside the hospital doors, new baby in Kate’s arms, will be one of the defining images of the year.

  • Prince Charles for Blog masthead

    Who told Prince Charles he could be Head of the Commonwealth?

    Prince Charles is accompanying his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, to the Commonwealth heads of government meeting in Malta this year. This is not the first time Charles has attended the biennial gathering of the 53 Commonwealth nations, but his appearance is deeply significant.