Webster Research & Consulting

Working across the public and voluntary sectors, helping you understand, plan, design, build, evaluate and train.




With carefully designed and incisive research, we help clients understand their stakeholders, and the wider environment.


We help define, plan, cost and win funding for new projects or programmes.


For new digital services or ways of working, we help define what is required and how things should work.


Let us manage your digital development project, oversee developers and manage testing and user acceptance.


Whether a project or a digital service, we can both evaluate it formally and help you and your staff reflect and learn.


We design and deliver bespoke training for your staff in new systems and ways of working.


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In November Peter Webster gave a keynote lecture to the HES conference in Exeter, with the title ‘Doing history in a 360-degree digitised world: how we got here, and what to do about it’. It was a great pleasure to spend time with the Society, and Peter greatly appreciated the invitation to come and speak.… Read More

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I was very thankful for the opportunity to sponsor the first iteration of the Richard Deswarte Prize for Digital History, in memory of a much-missed friend and colleague who passed away in 2021. The first award of the prize was made to Pim Huijnen and Joris van Eijnatten for their outstanding article, ‘Something happened to… Read More

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It’s been a breathless few days in the fediverse. Following Twitter’s bizarre self-immolation at the hands of Elon Musk, the many different instances of Mastodon have been inundated with new users. As one would expect, much of the conversation has been about the medium itself, as existing users help new arrivals get to grips with… Read More

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Peter Webster recently contributed a chapter to a collection of essays with the title The Past Web : Exploring Web archives, published by Springer. It is entitled ‘Digital archaeology in the Web of links: reconstructing a late-1990s Web sphere’. Using an iterative computational method of interrogating the graph of links for the archived UK web,… Read More

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We were delighted to be commissioned by the University Council on Modern Languages, in conjunction with the British Academy, to produce a report on recent trends in university admissions. The study “unearthed a more vibrant languages landscape in UK higher education than recent reports of ‘crisis’ suggest.” The report was based on analysis of UCAS… Read More

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If there is one thing everyone seems to agree on about COVID-19, it is that nothing will be quite the same again. The worlds of higher education and of galleries, libraries, archives and museums have suddenly been upended. In universities, already rocked (in the UK) by the recent strike, the shift to online tuition has… Read More

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