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Richard Hall

Richard Hall

PhD Candidate


Following a spell studying BA level history at the Open University, I completed an MA in contemporary history (distinction) at the University of Sussex. I am now studying for a PhD at Cambridge, entitled A Social and Emotional History of Fathers and Sons in Britain, 1945-1970. I also have a BA (hons) in music from the University of Liverpool. 

In between my bachelor and masters degrees I worked for various advertising agencies, including a spell as a head of marketing at the BBC. More recently I've worked with not-profit organisations as a copywriter and consultant. 

Research Interests

My intellectual interests include gender and masculinity, histories of emotions, and twentieth century social and cultural British history more broadly. I am also interested in subjectivity, memory and life history, particularly in relation to oral history interviews. 


At King's College London, I have taught MA seminars on masculinity, undergraduate modules on history and memory, and lectured on oral history. 

At Cambridge, I have taught undergraduate Historical Argument and Practice (HAP) classes on history and memory, and gender (forthcoming). 



  • Modern British History

Key Publications

Being a Man, Being a Member: Masculinity and Community in Britain's Working Men's Clubs, 1945-1960 (Cultural and Social History, October 2016).

Other Publications

Book review: Fatherhood and the British Working-Class, 1865-1914 by Julie-Marie Strange (Journal of Victorian Culture, August 2016).

Book review: Family Men: Fatherhood and Masculinity in Britain, 1914-1960 by Laura King (Women's History Review, May 2016).