John Peel's life, work and role in British life and popular culture have begun to receive the attention of academic researchers - notably in a special edition of the Radio Journal . Of course, the most well-known of these researchers, and one indispensable to fans and other academics alike, is Ken Garner who sets the standard for rigour and accessibility. This page seeks to collect a list of articles from academic journals and of PhD thesis etc that are directly relevant to Peel. In each case, if you look up the reference on a site like Google Scholar you'll find further references to the use of these articles in making a case for the importance of Peel to popular music, radio, British cultural history and so on.