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Modern British History

The workshop is open to MPhil and PhD students working on any aspect of the history of the British Isles from 1700 to the present, and provides an opportunity to present finished or work-in-progress research to a friendly and supportive audience. Papers are usually 20-30 minutes long, and are followed by drinks and a chaired discussion.

All sessions will be held in Room 7 of the History Faculty, on Thursdays in term time, starting at 5pm (please check the Graduate Training calendar for more information). Refreshments will be provided. Further social events will be held on Thursday evenings, following the Modern British History Seminar. Details to be announced closer to the date.

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Maggie Kalenak (mmk56)

Harry Mace (hjm56)


Lent Term 2020


30 January 2020

Grace Whorrall-Campbell (Newnham College, Cambridge)

Human and Industrial Relations: The Tavistock Institute and the Trades Union Congress, 1945-1972


13 February 2020

David Dahlborn (St John's College, Cambridge)

Reviewing ideas of GLC and voluntary sector relationships in 1980s London


27 February 2020

Charles Lockwood (Selwyn College, Cambridge) 

The 'Ladder of Life': The Thatcher Governments and Psychographic Research


12 March 2020

Because of the strike, this session has been CANCELLED, though it will be rescheduled for the Easter term. 

Roland McKay (Selwyn College, Cambridge)

Our 'natural interests': British geopolitical visions during the 'eastern crisis' of 1875-8



                                     All meetings are at 5 pm, Room 7, History Faculty