- Member of TaPRA. (Theatre and Performance Research Association)
- University of Birmingham rep. for SCUDD. (The Standing Conference of University Drama Departments).
- External examining for various universities and conservatoires.
Selected conference papers
September 2006: “Ethics and catharsis in the opera productions of Katie Mitchell and Tim Hopkins”, Tapra, Central School of Music and Drama.
September 2008: “Remediation and immediacy in the theatre of sensation” at Royal Holloway University of London “Buried Treasures Victorian Theatre in the Lord Chamberlain’s Plays collection 1852 -1862” symposium.
April 2009: “The Talking Fish: Victorian Exhibitions and the Evolutionary Delusion” at Exeter University conference, “Instruction, Amusement and Spectacle: Shows and exhibitions 1800-1914”.
July 2010: “Wilkie Collins and the Scenographer’s Imagination”, University of Birmingham conference, “ ‘The Sister Arts’ in Popular Performance 1820-1910”.
September 2010: “Wilkie Collins: Scenographer”, University of Cardiff TaPRA conference.
September 2011: Henry Irving and the Music Halls: Theatrical Hierarchy, Cultural Capital and the Legitimate/Illegitimate Divide”, University of Lancaster, Politics in Popular Performance conference (invited speaker).
November 2013, “The Lighthouse by Wilkie Collins: ‘situations dramatiques non encore exploitées’” Senate House, London “Wilkie Collins: New Directions and Readings”, Victorian Popular Fiction Association.
March 2015: “Doors and Windows: Representations of the uncanny, the intermedial and the panoptical in the dramas of Wilkie Collins”, Warwick University, Adaptation and the Stage in the Nineteenth Century conference (invited speaker).
July 2015: “Wilkie Collins’s Dramatic Texts: Absence of Feeling and Presence of Presence”, Birkbeck, University of London, The Arts and Feeling in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture.
Invited presentations at symposia (selected events):
January 2010: Invited speaker at The Central School of Speech and Drama University of London, “Eccentric Dance” workshops organised by research fellow Jon Davison. Interview archived by CSSD.
December 2010: Invited speaker and presenter at Centre for Training in Excellence for Theatre (CETT) research event at The Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, “Presentation and Discussion: Research into Movement”, “The Machinery, performance and the industrial workspace”. Interview archived by CSSD.
February 2011: Invited speaker at University of the West of England research seminar “Staging the Victorians”.
March 2012: SCUDD conference: Invited panel member on Admissions and Transitions to University Drama Departments
April 2015: Invited performer/speaker at “Music Noise and Silence”, Science Museum.
September 18, 2015: Keynote speaker at Dickens Symposium, King’s College, University of London and the Dickens Museum.
Media, impact and public engagement (selected events and appearances):
“The Machinery” Phantom Circuit #48 British Science Festival, September 2010. Caroline Radcliffe and Sarah Angliss perform and talk. “Clog Dancing: the original techno-industrial dance? … Caroline Radcliffe and Sarah Angliss relate a surprising history of dancing in the factory. We present some extracts from this multimedia show of music, video and clogs.” Phantom Circuit is an internet radio show of strange and wonderful sound waves - featuring music that is alien, electronic, exotic, essential. http://phantomcircuit.com/tag/caroline-radcliffe/
Shakespeare's Globe. Shakespeare, “Henry VIII”. Film and DVD 2010 Directed by Mark Rosenblatt. (Musician).
“Anonymous”. Film and DVD 2011. Directed by Roland Emmerich . (Musician with Globe Theatre).
“The Paradise” (BBC1) Series One. October 2012. Consultant on music hall performers for BBC drama series set in a nineteenth century department store. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00szxcy
“If Wet” June 30 2013. Caroline Radcliffe demonstrates and discusses the relationship between early noise music and clog dancing. If Wet is a monthly event dedicated to sonic exploration, in Callow End Village Hall, Worcestershire. http://www.ifwet.org.uk/tag/caroline-radcliffe/
The Lighthouse by Wilkie Collins, with an Introduction by Caroline Radcliffe and Andrew Gasson and a Foreword by P.D. James. Caroline Radcliffe; Andrew Gasson, Francis Boutle Publishers, Wilkie Collins Society, London 2013. ISBN 978 1903427 80 4. Book. A previously unpublished play, edited with a co-authored introduction.
“Wilkie Collins and Charles Dickens, 'The Lighthouse': A dramatic situation never before exploited” Book to the FutureFestival, University of Birmingham. Barber Concert Hall, Barber Institute of Fine Arts 27 October 2013. This event brings to life the first published edition of The Lighthouse - with newly discovered music, illustrations, and scenes from the play including Dickens’s prologue and his “Song of the Wreck”, acted and sung by students from the University of Birmingham’s Department of Drama and Theatre Arts and the Department of Music and presented by Dr Caroline Radcliffe. Free public event.
“Clowning Around” (Radio 4 Extra) 8 March 2014, 9:00 & 19:00. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03xcl02
In conversation with Tony Liddington, Caroline Radcliffe discusses the nineteenth century music hall performer Dan Leno.
‘“We mean to burst on an astonished World” Dickens and The Lighthouse’ 20 May 2014. Dr Caroline Radcliffe gives an illustrated lecture to the Dickens Fellowship at the Lumen Centre, Bloomsbury, London.
“The Wire” magazine June 2014: Caroline Radcliffe’s performance last year at "if Wet" is featured in this June's print issue of the contemporary music magazine "The Wire" in relation to clogs, machinery, noise music and the industrial age.
“Cotton Mills and Clogs” University of Birmingham Special Collections 10 July 2014. Illustrated public talk on conditions in the nineteenth century cotton mill and how an extraordinary dance form arose from the physically and mentally gruelling relationship between the worker and the machinery of the Industrial Revolution (coinciding with Cadbury Research Library Special Collections Exhibition “From Lancashire to China: A weaver’s tale.” Muirhead Tower Atrium, 1 July - 16 October 2014, 9:00 - 18:00 Highlights of the exhibition included a chance to to hear a dance soundtrack composed by Sarah Angliss and Dr Caroline Radcliffe in which the thrum of Lancashire clog dance and field recordings of a cotton mill are interwoven in an absorbing evocation of sounds which would surely have resonated with Lucy.
“Lancashire Heel and Toe Clog Steps” University of Birmingham, Cadbury Research Library Special Collections, 10 July 2014. Public dance workshop with Dr Caroline Radcliffe (coinciding with Cadbury Research Library Special Collections Exhibition “From Lancashire to China: A weaver’s tale.” Guild of Students Dance Studio, University of Birmingham.
“Wilkie Collins’ ‘lost’ drama – The Lighthouse”. Ideas Lab Predictor Podcast August 2014. Dr Caroline Radcliffe disusses her recent edition of The Lighthouse with Lucy Vernall. https://audioboom.com/boos/2522584-wilkie-collins-lost-drama-the-lighthouse-dr-caroline-radcliffe
“Letters from Wilkie Collins to Steele MacKaye”, introduction and edited letters by Caroline Radcliffe, in The Collected Letters of Wilkie Collins: Addenda and Corrigenda (9) eds. William Baker, Andrew Gasson, Grham Law, & Paul Lewis. Wilkie Collins Society, December 2014.
“The Song of the Wreck”, Dickens Fellowship and Wilkie Collins Society, 2014. Song by Charles Dickens, music rediscovered, reconstructed, edited and recorded by Caroline Radcliffe. http://wilkiecollinssociety.org/publications/the-song-of-the-wreck/
“People vs. Larry Chimp” British Science Festival. Wednesday 10 September 2014, 20.00.
Barber Lecture Theatre, Barber Institute of Fine Arts, University of Birmingham. Lewis Dean School of Psychology and Neuroscience University of St. Andrews. Shown as part of the British Science Festival, exploring modern debates in comparative psychology through putting a (hypothetical) chimpanzee on trial for murder. The audience act as jury, quizzing witnesses, weighing up the evidence and voting on the verdict. Caroline Radcliffe chairs the debate as ‘the Judge’.
“Dancing Cheek to Cheek: An Intimate History of Dance” (BBC4) 24 November 2014 21:00 - 22:00 Episode 1:
1.1m viewers(4.5%) Episode 2: 677,500 (2.8%) viewers. Various online and published reviews.
“Dancing Cheek to Cheek” with Len Goodman and Lucy Worsley, BBC4, , “Len Goodman’s An Intimate History of Dance helped BBC4 record its second biggest show of the year and smash competition from BBC2”. Caroline Radcliffe performs nineteenth century heel-and-toe clog dance and discusses the relationship between cotton machinery and clog dancing, teaching Len a few steps at Queen Street Textile Mill, Burnley. Research consultant for episode. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2polae6jfqq8533/AADq-AXFv3PTFUVK2NSilXssa?dl=0
“The Machinery”, Science Museum, London, April 25, 2015. Caroline Radcliffe and Sarah Angliss perform their award-winning theatre piece and talk to an audience of international sound artists and the general public in the AHRC funded “Music Noise and Silence Festival”.
“Who Do You Think You Are” (BBC1) 10 September 2015. (3.90 Million Viewers) Caroline Radcliffe introduces Gareth Malone to his music hall ancestry in a pub in Liverpool. Research consultant for episode.
Dickens Symposium September 18, 2015: Keynote speaker, King’s College, University of London and the Dickens Museum.
“You’ve Been a Lovely Audience” (BBC4) Scheduled December 2015. Caroline Radcliffe discusses the music hall performer Dan Leno with the comedian Frank Skinner for a three-part series on music hall and variety entertainment. Research consultant for episodes 1 & 2.