Prof. Colin Kidd announced as James Ford Lecturer 2022-23

Professor Colin Kidd

The Faculty of History is pleased to announce that the James Ford Lecturer for 2022-23 is Professor Colin Kidd.

 Colin Kidd is Wardlaw Professor of Modern History at the University of St Andrews. Previously he taught at the University of Glasgow and then Queen's University Belfast. He was a Fellow of All Souls College from 1987 to 1994, and again from 2005 to 2019. His books include British Identities before Nationalism (1999), The Forging of Races (2006) and The World of Mr Casaubon (2016).

His most recent publication is the co-edited collection Political Advice: Past, Present and Future (2021), which brings together academics in various disciplines with politicians and civil servants. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2002 and of the British Academy in 2010. He has been a regular contributor to the London Review of Books, the Guardian and the New Statesman.   

He will be speaking on 'Peculiarities of the English Enlightenment: Ancients, Moderns and Pagan Pasts' in Hilary Term 2023.

More details will be published in the Autumn.