Richard Gunning


Creative Director


B.Sc. Biochemistry, M.Sc. Bioinformatics, M.Res. BBSCR DTP

Current Study:

PhD in BioInformatics

Research Topic:


Research Interests:

Computing, web design

Title of Dissertation:

The Epigenetic Regulation of Splicing in C57BL/6J mice

About Me:

As Creative director for the project, I am responsible for website maintenance and the photographical elements.



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Gandhi Bomberman: Know Your Meme 0

Can Civilization teach us about history?

As a scientist, my interest in history came through video games. Having played the Civilization game series for almost fifteen years, the game was a useful tool for me as a school student. Sid Meier’s Civilization (Civ) is a series of games in which you play as a historical society...


#Somme100 – commemoration or appropriation?

Today marks 100 years since the beginning of the Battle of the Somme in 1916. As the bloodiest battle of the First World War, it still resonates in public memory throughout Europe and worldwide. The battle (in fact a series of connected battles) caused around 419 000 British and 204...

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LaTeX Q&A: part 2

This is a continuation of the previous LaTeX Question and Answer post by Richard Gunning (RG) and Tiia Sahrakorpi (TS). Here we probe the problems and best practises of LaTeX to writing a PhD dissertation. TS: ShareLatex has a huge number of dissertation templates–there is one for UCL, Cambridge, Oxford...

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Three ways historians can use LaTeX

As we have previously written about how historians may go about using LaTeX, today our focus is on the stumbling stones and problems historians may have with using the software. Richard Gunning (RG) and Tiia Sahrakorpi (TS) probe the problems and best practises of LaTeX to writing a PhD dissertation....


LaTeX: a scientist’s trade secret to writing

This article aims to let historians into a little trade secret for writing kept by scientists—LaTeX. LaTeX, pronounced «Lah-tech» or «Lay-tech», is a popular document preparation system and document markup language. In a similar vein to our previous History to the Public article on Markdown, this article will serve as...

Writing the Blog Article 0

Public engagement through blogging: a historian’s guide

Blogging: why blog? It has become increasingly easy, but also increasingly important for academics to get their written word distributed to a wide audience. Getting your written work read is is a means of improving your intellectual standing among your peers, a way of improving your writing and your job application....


Blog Launch – A Multidisciplinary History Blog Project

On Wednesday, December 10, the HTTP (History to the Public) blog was officially launched during our first meeting at UCL. Together as a team, we finally met each other face-to-face and began to discuss our goals for this project. As students from various countries, disciplines, backgrounds, and universities we hope...