Podcast Episode 31 – Deaf Leisure and Culture in Northwest England

Martin Atherton discusses his career and research in Deaf Studies, deaf history, and beyond!

Episode Image: Deafness, Community and Culture in Britain: Leisure and Cohesion, 1945-95, by Martin Atherton. The book cover features a black-and-white photo of a group of about 25 people posing in front of a bus. They are wearing suits and coats.

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About Our Guest

Martin Atherton retired from his post as Course Leader in British Sign Language and Deaf Studies in 2018 after 20 years as a member of staff at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in the UK. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in British Sign Language and Deaf Studies from UCLan and a PhD in History from De Montfort University. He has written extensively on various aspects of deaf history in the UK.