Lucy Jane Santos is a freelance writer and historian with a special interest in popular science and the history of everyday life. She writes & talks (a lot) about cocktails and radium.
Lucy grew up in Norwich before attending UCL to graduate in Egyptian Archaeology. Since then she has received a MA in Museum Management, a MRes in Modern British History and a Diploma in Journalism.
Lucy’s career began in museums and private members’ clubs and she is now the Executive Secretary for the British Society for the History of Science. In the past, she has also worked as Secretary of the Authors’ Club, the Director of the Crime Writers’ Association and the Historical Writers’ Association. Lucy has worked for the Gourmet Society, where she was editor, and at The International Food and Wine Society.
Lucy has appeared as an occasional contributor on TV and radio, and her historical research has been featured in a range of publications. As part of a performance group, Lucy provided educational services to heritage organisations and museums including demonstrations and reminiscence events.
She is a member of the Society of Authors, the British Association of Science Writers, a trustee of the Art Deco Society and was a judge for the 2018 HWA Non-Fiction Crown.
Lucy splits her time between Norwich and London.