Abercromby Square, University of Liverpool

‘Tales from the Square’ podcasts

Explore the fascinating University of Liverpool collections and research projects taking place within the Heritage research theme. All featuring work being done by colleagues based around the city’s famous Abercromby Square, this podcast series brings these captivating and eclectic stories alive.

The Sisters of Mersey

Sisters of Mersey podcast

Meet Dr Sam Caslin and take a tour of Liverpool’s famous, and infamous, women who have shaped the politics, philanthropy and culture of the city and beyond. From social campaigners to convicted murderers, pop stars to suffragettes, Sam’s mobile app will uncover a city you never knew existed.

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Learn more about the Sisters of Mersey project.


The Viking Age in the North West

Viking re-enactment

Dr Clare Downham has created an app that brings the region’s Viking history into the palm of your hand, exploring how they shaped settlements and place names and more, plus find out why the Vikings might not be quite as you imagined them to be.

Download Viking Age in the North West podcast transcript

Learn more and download the Viking Age in the North West mobile app.


The Science-Fiction Archive: Infinite Worlds, One Library

retro sci-fi poster

Join Dr Phoenix Alexander, Science Fiction Librarian at the University of Liverpool’s Special Collections & Archives as he opens the airlock and takes us on a tour of the outstanding sci-fi collection held at the Sydney Jones Library. Including the archives of John Wyndham and Arthur C. Clarke, this really is full of stars…

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Explore the Science Fiction Hub.

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