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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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George Morris (gbm23)

Georgia Oman (gio20)


Michaelmas 2018 Schedule

18 October

Helen Sunderland, Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge
‘The “Suffragettes” cannot be well represented in our Form’: English Girls’ High Schools and the Women’s Suffrage Debate


1 November

Joanna Green, Girton College, University of Cambridge

British Naturalists in the Empire: Power, Gender, and Local Knowledge


15 November

Maggie Kalenak, Girton College, University of Cambridge

Victorian Love Letters and Material Culture


29 November

Yasmin Shearmur, Newnham College, University of Cambridge
European Integration and British Immigration Policy, 1975-1992



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