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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 the Erasmus Room, Queens' College, on alternate 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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David Cowan (dc621)

Charles Lockwood (cel51)

Taym Saleh (ts668)

Ben Gilding (bjg44)


Lent 2018 Schedule

25 January

Cole Murphy, Queen Mary, University of London
'The "Rainbow Alliance" or the "Focus Group"? Ideology and Practice in the "Modernisation " of the 1980s Labour Party'


8 February

Holly Nielsen, Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge
‘Empire, War and Mr. Darcy: Representations of Modern British History in Digital Games.’


22 February

Freddie Foks, Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge
‘British Historians, Anthropological Theory and the Discovery of Modernity in Seventeenth Century England.’


8 March

Max Lambert, Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge



                                      All meetings are at 5 pm, Erasmus Room, Queens’ College