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John Preston

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John Preston: Netflix 'The Dig'

Time Team: Unearthing the Past

We're delighted to be joined by John Preston, critically-acclaimed author behind the latest Netflix smash, 'The Dig'. The film that everyone's talking about reimagines the real-life discovery of one of England's most iconic archaeological sites – Sutton Hoo. It stars Ralph Fiennes as Basil Brown and Carey Mulligan as Edith Pretty. John is the real-life nephew of archaeologist Peggy Piggott, played in the film by Lily James. John tells Tim Taylor, series producer of Time Team, about his personal inspiration behind the book and shares his own Time Team fantasy dig site. He also reveals one of more unusual finds to be discovered at Sutton Hoo. Please note: This is an unabridged, audio-only version of a video interview original released on the Time Team Official YouTube channel.


16 Jun 2021

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RT26 - John Preston – A Total Social Cost Perspective on Public Transport

Researching Transit

This is the fourth episode in the Researching Transit Handbook of Public Transport Research series. Links to obtain the book can be found at the end of the notes.In this episode, Professor Graham Currie speaks to the author of Chapter 9, The Total Social Cost (TSC) of Public Transport Modes, Professor John Preston. John Preston is Professor of Rail Transport in the Transportation Research Group at the University of Southampton. Professor Preston talks about his pathway into rail transit research, noting the shifting focus particularly in the realm of transit demand forecasting. He notes the move away from probabilistic demand models, suggesting future research will need to deliver more nuanced understanding of the drivers of transit ridership. Professor Preston discusses some of the projects his research group and collaborators have delivered, including station-level demand prediction tools, and an ongoing project to develop Mobility as a Service tools. Professor Preston then elaborates the concept of Total Social Cost (TSC) models of public transport, the focus of his Chapter in the Handbook of Public Transport Research. TSC comprises three elements: operator costs, user costs and external costs. As well as considering operator costs, the TSC approach to modelling transit alternatives considers their ease of use (user cost) and their impact on such external factors as congestion, emissions and safety (external costs). Considering all three can help agencies and governments choose more appropriate transit technologies. The book chapter contains more detail concerning the economic appraisal of each aspect along with case studies from Vietnam (1) and China (used to evaluate the famous straddling bus concept (2) among others) about the economic costing of each aspect. Find out more about this research in Chapter 9 of the Handbook of Public Transport Research, available for purchase from the publisher’s website: https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/gbp/handbook-of-public-transport-research-9781788978651.htmlLearn more about Professor Preston and the concepts in today’s show:https://www.southampton.ac.uk/engineering/about/staff/jpreston.pageTransportation Research Group, University of Southampton: https://www.southampton.ac.uk/engineering/research/groups/transportation_group.pageExample of a Total Social Cost Alternative Transit Mode Analysis in Vietnam http://publictransportresearchgroup.info/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Figure-1-Example-Total-Social-Cost-Alternative-Transit-Mode-Analysis-in-Vietnam-Source-Vu-and-Preston-2020.jpg(1) Tam Vu & John Preston (2020) Assessing the social costs of urban transport infrastructure options in low and middle income countries, Transportation Planning and Technology, 43:4, 365-384, DOI: 10.1080/03081060.2020.1747202(2) An example of the straddle bus concept: http://images.china.cn/attachement/jpg/site1007/20100906/000bcdb95f1d0deeddd41e.jpg


13 Jun 2021

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Changes and Chatbots Series: John Preston Says Relax

My Chatbot Life

MKJ welcomes returning guest, John Preston to the Changes and Chatbots series. She discusses the real tools to success when changes slap us upside our heads in FB or any other platform. Join the conversation and see what John and MKJ say is the simplest path to navigating any social or marketing storm.


27 Apr 2021

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Episode #28 - Sympathy For The Devil? John Preston on Humanising Robert Maxwell.

Break Out Culture With Ed Vaizey by Country and Town House

We’re reading: Fall : The Mystery of Robert Maxwell by John Preston A Very English Scandal: Sex, Lies and a Murder Plot at the Heart of the Establishment by John Preston The Dig by John Preston We’re watching: The Dig with Ralph Fiennes, Carey Mulligan and Lily James on Netflix A Very English Scandal with Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw on BBC i-Player We’re tuning into: Royal Opera House’s celebrations for International Women’s Day Monday 8th March https://www.roh.org.uk/international-womens-day-2021 FTWeekend Digital Festival Spring Edition 18th to 20th March Listeners receive £5 discount – use code FTWeekendFestival at checkout https://ftweekend.live.ft.com Produced and Edited by Alex Graham


7 Mar 2021

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13: Maxwell's fall – John Preston on the mysterious demise of a disgraced tycoon

Engelsberg Ideas Podcast

Mattias Hessérus is in conversation with John Preston, author of 'The Dig', on his new biography of British media baron Robert Maxwell.


22 Feb 2021

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Book to Screen Club: The Dig by John Preston

Book to Screen Club

This week we discuss the new Netflix released The Dig! Based on the novel by John Preston (2007) which is based on the real events of the Sutton Hoo House dig. The film was directed by Simon Stone (The Daughter, The Turning), and adapted by Moira Buffini (Harlots, Tamara Drewe, Jane Eyre). It stars  Ralph Fiennes (Basil Brown), Carey Mulligan (Edith Pretty), Lily James (Peggy Piggott), Monica Dolan (Mary Brown), Stuart Piggot (Ben Chaplin), and Johnny Flynn (Rory Lomax). It was produced by Netflix, Magnolia Mae Films and Clerkenwell Films. As per usual spoilers aplenty! We break down the book and the film and try and figure out whether or not the original is the best or did they improve on the text. If you have any questions/comments/requests for the show, follow us on Twitter @bks2scrn, or visit our Instagram @book2screen

1hr 41mins

22 Feb 2021

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In Conversation: John Preston

The Leaders Council – Industry

John Preston is director and owner of LPM Bohemia, a company that hires out and manufacturers tents and marquees.


11 Jun 2020

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Final Fights - Episode 3 (Equilibrium - John Preston vs. DuPont)

Final Fights

Mark and Adam discuss the epic final fight between Christian Bale and a whole lot of unlucky foes in the 2002 film Equilibrium. If you are into fights that feature face slices, standing back flips, and Gun-Kata, you will love this episode. Enjoy!


15 Apr 2020

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#006 Firefighter John Preston From 22andyou

The Mindful Cops

In this episode, John Preston talks about being a Marine, a firefighter, recording artist and the suicide of his older brother, Mike, who was a police officer.  John started an organization, 22andyou, to bring awareness to veteran and first responder suicides.  John talks about the epic journey he started on January 13, 2020 where he walked 22 miles a day, carrying 22 Kilograms, for 28 straight days.   John walked from Palo Alto, CA to the deck of the USS Midway in San Diego, CA, a trek of over 600 miles.  John discovered a lot about himself, his brother's suicide, and had many revelations along the route.  Come listen to John's life changing journey as we discuss that it's ok to ask for help and to #Sharetheweight. John had a film crew with him along the way and is in production of a film series to document the struggles of the trip and to highlight the amazing first responders he met along the way.  Check out John's website below and donate to his cause to help get the film to production. Also, check out John's story on YouTube as well and his song Wasteland. This episode is dedicated to the memory of Officer Michael Lee Preston EOW January 13, 2016.  May you rest in peace brother.   https://22andyou.net https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pF25O4LpEQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnX_9lBJc4U--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/joe-cefalu/message

1hr 22mins

11 Apr 2020

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MFF Final Fights - Episode 6 (Equilibrium - John Preston vs. DuPont)

Movies, Films and Flix

Mark and Adam discuss the epic final fight between Christian Bale and a whole lot of unlucky foes in the 2002 film Equilibrium. If you are into fights that feature face slices, standing back flips, and Gun-Kata, you will love this episode. Enjoy!


18 Mar 2020