I am primarily interested in reevaluating plans for domestic reform during the Commonwealth era and especially the relationship between places of education and Parliament during these years. I believe the energy and planning of the Rump as a body has often been overlooked by historians more interested in the religious and political extremes of the era.
I co-founded and co-covene the weekly seminar (Michaelmas Term) 'Britain in Revolution: 1637-1660' with Sophie Aldred. The seminar is devoted to analysing the tumultuous decades and themes of the period through as wide a range of interpretations and approaches as possible. We welcome inter-discipliniary offerings and all researchers at any stage of their development are welcome to attend (and talk!). Prospective speakers are welcome to get in contact! The 2019 schedule is through the link below: