Dr Catherine Sloan is a Career Development Fellow in History at Hertford College Oxford and the TORCH Childhood and Youth Studies Network Lead Convenor. Her main interests are youth, education, and periodical culture in nineteenth-century Britain. Her research mainly focuses on the relationship between the expansion of youth education and the transformation of mass culture in this period. Her publications on childhood and youth include ‘”Periodicals of an objectionable character": Peers and Periodicals at Croydon Friends' School, 1826–1875’, Victorian Periodicals Review 50.4 (2017); and ‘Family, Community, and Sociability’ in Cultural History of Education vol. 5 (2020).