Louise Foxcroft

Louise Foxcroft

Louise Foxcroft has a PhD in History from the University of Cambridge. Her book Hot Flushes, Cold Science: A history of the modern menopause was winner of the Longman/History Today Prize, 2009. Calories & Corsets: A history of dieting over 2,000 years was shortlisted for a Food Writer's Guild Prize 2013. She has written for the Times, Independent, Observer, Guardian, andLondon Review of Books among others; has appeared on BBC, ITV, RTE and Al Jazeera English; and has contributed to BBC R4 programmes, including The Medicalisation of Normality, Am I Normal?, Woman's Hour, Open Country, You & Yours, Inside Science and The Long View. She is company secretary of Village Underground, a non-profit space for creativity and culture in the heart of East London, and a Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow at Magdalene College, Cambridge. www.louisefoxcroft.com