Mark Freeman: social and educational history of modern Britain

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My UCL Institute of Education webpage

Welcome to my website. I am a Reader in Education and Social History in the Department of Education, Practice and Society at the UCL Institute of Education, University College London. I specialise in modern British social and educational history, and for many years worked at the University of Glasgow.

I tweet, in a personal capacity, @markfreeman1974
These tweets are as likely to be about cricket, malt whisky and my other interests as they are about academic history.

I am co-editor of the journal History of Education, with Tom Woodin (Institute of Education, London) and Susannah Wright (Oxford Brookes University).

I am also a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and a committee member of the History of Education Society.

'The Redress of the Past: Historical Pageants in Britain 1905-2016'

With Paul Readman and Paul Caton (both based at King's College London), and Angela Bartie (University of Edinburgh), I am co-investigator on a large project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, entitled 'The Redress of the Past: Historical Pageants in Britain 1905-2016'. This commenced in autumn 2013 and runs for three years.

The project website can be seen here.

Other research

Shareholder Democracies? Corporate Governance in Britain and Ireland before 1850, by Mark Freeman, Robin Pearson and James Taylor, was published in January 2012 by the University of Chicago Press.

This was the outcome of an ESRC-funded project at the University of Hull, and is based on the most complete survey of the early corporate economy yet undertaken.

In March 2013 this book was awarded the Ralph Gomory Prize, awarded by the Business History Conference, and supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.


I aim to make as many of my presentations as possible available via this website as podcasts. Follow this link to see all the podcasts that are currently available.

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