Dr Oliver Cox, Knowledge Exchange Fellow – Thames Valley Country House Partnership Project
Thesis (completed 2013): Rule Britannia: Kind Alfred the Great and the Creation of a National Hero in England and America, 1640-1800
This term’s programme focuses on current research on the eighteenth century across a variety of disciplines. Each speaker will begin by pitching their thesis in 90 seconds, before responding to a fixed set of 5 questions from a selected RECSO interviewer. These systematic questions will allow the speaker to explain the rationale, materials, and methodology of their research in further detail, to elaborate particular case studies, and to reflect on the progress of their research more generally. Dr Oliver Cox will outline his research on the eighteenth-century fascination with King Alfred and how this has fed into his work with the Thames Valley Country House Partnership Project.
A free buffet lunch will be provided from 12:15pm. Talks will begin at 12:30pm and will be followed by a general discussion. We look forward to seeing you there.
For further details about the format of the “90 Seconds, 5 Questions” Workshops please see the Guidelines for speakers. If you’re interested in participating in future research-in-progress workshops, please contact Emily Knight (firstname.lastname@example.org)