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Professor Richard Bourke is interviewed for Five Books

Tuesday July 26th

Professor Richard Bourke was interviewed by Five Books, who ask experts to recommend five books in their subject and explain their selection. Prof Bourke picks the best books for gaining a range of perspectives on Irish history.

Honorary Degree in Absentia for Prof. (Emeritus) J. G. A. Pocock

Wednesday July 20th

We are delighted to announce that Professor (Emeritus) J. G. A. Pocock was awarded an honorary degree at our graduation ceremony today.

Professor Richard Bourke and Professor Pocock have both shared their thoughts on this, which can be read here: Honorary Degree in Absentia for Prof. (Emeritus) J. G. A. Pocock.pdf

Dr Helen McCarthy in BBC History Magazine

Tuesday July 19th

On June 23, Britain voted narrowly in favour of leaving the European Union. In the aftermath of this historic decision, Dr Helen McCarthy was one of the five historians that BBC History Magazine asked to offer their opinions about the causes of the Leave victory and what it might mean for the country’s future. 

History alumnus wins Iceland's presidential election

Tuesday July 5th

Dr Gudni Jóhannesson, who holds a PhD from the School of History, has won Iceland’s presidential election. In 1999 Gudni won full doctoral funding from QMUL and joined the School under the supervision of Dr James Ellison and the mentorship of Professor Peter Hennessy.

Dr James Ellison on BBC Radio Wales

Monday July 4th

Dr James Ellison featured on Eye on Wales. Dr Ellison discussed the Iraq Inquiry ahead of its report on 6 July. The programme considers the costs of the war and what the Inquiry might say.

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