Lauren, Viral History’s co-presenter, is a University of Birmingham Drama and Theatre Arts graduate from Northern Ireland. She is currently a full-time teacher and working casually in the entertainment industry.
Historical periods of particular interest to Lauren are John Smith’s discovery and colonisation of Virginia in 1607, The Roaring Twenties, The Victorian Era, its unions and its literature, the Northern Irish Troubles period and the religious divide.  Lauren’s BA dissertation involved deep research into the Troubles, in an examination of Northern Irish political drama in observing, assessing, and overcoming its ‘troubled’ past and present.