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Academic Advisory Board

The archival content, use, and long-term research value of the project will be guided by a small academic advisory board made up of historians, political scientists and archivists working in the Universities of Oxford, Manchester and Salford. This group will be chaired by Dr Lawrence Goldman of the History Faculty, University of Oxford, a specialist in 19th and 20th century political history and the newly appointed Editor in Chief of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

Please read the Academic Advisory Board's Terms of Reference.

Academic Advisory Board Members

Dr Lawrence Goldman (Chair)

Editor in Chief, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Mr Simon Bailey

Keeper of Oxford University Archives

Dr Martin Conway

Lecturer in Modern History, University of Oxford

Dr John Davis

Lecturer in Modern History, University of Oxford

Professor Steven Fielding

Professor of Contemporary Political History, University of Salford

Dr Alex May

Research Editor, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Dr Kevin Morgan

Department of Government, International Politics and Philosophy, University of Manchester


The Academic Advisory Board will meet bi-annually, alternating between Oxford and Manchester. A list has been established to keep members in touch with the project between meetings.

Meeting 1

The first meeting of the Academic Advisory Board took place at St. Peter's College, Oxford, on 18 April 2005. Further information about the meeting, including a report, is available.

Meeting 2

The second Academic Advisory Board Meeting took place at the John Rylands University Library, Manchester, on 12 December 2005. Further information about the meeting is available.