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Dr Amanda Bloore

Leverhulme Trust Funded Postdoctoral Research Associate

Institute of Education

Contact Details

email: a.bloore@worc.ac.uk

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Working with the project lead, Professor Stephen Parker, on ‘Faith on the Air: a religious educational broadcasting history, c.1922-‘

 

With an interest in broadcasting history, particularly children’s programming, Amanda joined the ‘Faith on the Air’ project with a background in History and Television Studies in 2014. Her PhD research focused on a longitudinal analysis of the children’s magazine programme Blue Peter (1958-present). Entitled Histories of Children’s Television: A Longitudinal Analysis of Blue Peter, the thesis historically analysed the changing forms of British television’s address to a child audience. It engaged with changing institutional discourses about childhood within the BBC, academic debates about the relationship between television and the supposed disappearance of childhood, and the negotiation of Blue Peter’s specific modes of address to child audiences. By analysing Blue Peter, Amanda’s thesis reflected on the impact the programme has had on children’s television in the context of British cultural identity.

 

Amanda is looking forward to expanding her knowledge of children’s broadcasting to incorporate the focus of Religious Educational Broadcasting within the remit of ‘Faith on the Air’. She is particularly interested to expand her knowledge of BBC history to include radio programmes and the origins of the Corporation, further understanding the impact that Reith had on the BBC.

Teaching & Research

Teaching & Research

Religion and Education: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives and Issues (EDST2122)

Professional Bodies

Professional Bodies

Publications

Publications

Amanda Beauchamp, ‘A double-decker bus, an elephant and 300 girl guides: Analysing ‘space’ and ‘place’ in Blue Peter’ in Journal of Media Practice, Vol 12, no. 3 (2012), pp. 235-243.

Amanda Beauchamp, ‘Histories of Children’s Television: A Longitudinal Analysis of Blue Peter (1958-2012)’, unpublished PhD, University of Reading 2013.

Conferences Attended and Papers Presented

Time Tells: Temporal Excavations in Film, Theatre and Television. 12 April 2012
Journeys Across Media, 10th Postgraduate Conference,
Department of Film, Theatre and Television, University of Reading.
Paper Presented: And Now For Something Completely the Same: Analysing ‘Timelessness’ Within Blue Peter.

Re-Thinking Cinema and Television History. 3 April 2012
Cinema and Television History Research Centre, De Montfort University, Leicester.
Paper Presented: Methodological Approaches to Studying the Television History of Blue Peter.

Southern Broadcasting History Group. 19 December 2011
Bournemouth University.
Paper Presented: ‘And Now For Something Completely Different’: Parodies of Blue Peter.

Space in Our Time. 6 May 2011
Journeys Across Media, 9th Postgraduate Conference,
Department of Film, Theatre and Television, University of Reading.
Paper presented: A double-decker bus, an elephant and 300 girl guides: Analysing ‘space’ and ‘place’ in Blue Peter.

Histfest. 14 – 16 May 2010
15th Postgraduate Conference, History Department, Lancaster University.
Paper presented: Once a Blue Peter Presenter, Always a Blue Peter Presenter: The Unpacking of an Identity.

The Audience Spectacular. 16 April 2010
Journeys Across Media, 8th Postgraduate Conference,
Department of Film, Theatre and Television, University of Reading.
Paper presented: ‘Here’s One I made earlier’: Imagining the Blue Peter Audience.

External Responsibilities

External Responsibilities

Member History Lab+

Member of the History of Education Society, UK