Jeremy Black and William Gibson

Jeremy Black is Emeritus Professor of History at Exeter University. He is a prolific lecturer and writer, the author of over 100 books. Many concern aspects of eighteenth century British, European and American political, diplomatic and military history but he has also published on the history of the press, cartography, warfare, culture and on the nature and uses of history itself. His recent books include The Geographies of an Imperial Power. Britain 1688-1815 and Fortifications. 

Ambitious young academics see the lecture hall and research laboratory as a shackle

Covid-19 has left universities in crisis – and provided an opportunity to reform a bloated system

Newman’s Idea of The University imagined by Jeremy Black and William Gibson for the modern world

Universities must fight attempts to “decolonise” the curriculum

Jeremy Black reviews Hitler: Downfall 1939-45 by Volker Ullrich

The institutions that survive the crisis need to make radical changes

Jeremy Black explains how free speech is being undermined at Exeter University

Obituaries are not a place to speak ill of the dead, but how are we to tell the truth honestly if we shy away from difficulties?

Jeremy Black reviews The Decline of Magic: Britain in the Enlightenment, by Michael Hunter