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University of Buckingham - Simon HefferSimon Heffer was born in 1960 and educated at King Edward VI School, Chelmsford, and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, where he read English. He pursued a career in journalism, becoming deputy editor of The Spectator and The Daily Telegraph. He still writes for the Daily and Sunday Telegraphs. He has written biographies of Thomas Carlyle and Ralph Vaughan Williams, and a political biography of King Edward VII. He was the authorised biographer of Enoch Powell, and Cambridge University awarded him a PhD in modern history for the book. Subsequent historical works include A Short History of Power (2010), High Minds – the Victorians and the Birth of Modern Britain (2013), and The Age of Decadence – Britain 1880 to 1914. His next book, Staring at God – Britain 1914 to 1919 – will be published by Random House in September 2019. He is currently editing the complete edition of the Diaries of Sir Henry ‘Chips’ Channon, to be published from 2020. He has been a Professorial Research Fellow since 2017.

Professor John Adamson

Professorial Research Fellow in Modern History

Dr Susanna Avery-Quash

Senior Research Fellow in the History of Art

Dr Philip Baker

Senior Research Fellow in Early Modern History

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Bill Beach

Senior Visiting Fellow at the Beloff Centre


Andrew Boyd CMG

Flick Research Fellow in Naval History

Sir Rodric Braithwaite, GCMG

Senior Research Fellow in International Affairs and Diplomacy

Professor Michael Burleigh

Professorial Research Fellow in Modern History and the History of Terrorism

Dr Katie Campbell

Professor Lloyd Clark

Professorial Research Fellow in Modern War Studies


Professor Saul David

Professor of Military History