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Personal details
Name Professor Simon Potter
Job title Professor of Modern History
Department Department of History (Historical Studies) University of Bristol
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Qualifications BA(Oxon), MSt(Oxon), DPhil(Oxon)
Professional details
Membership of professional bodies Fellow of the Royal Historical Society
Keywords modern British history
British empire
media history
twentieth century Britain
nineteenth century Britain
New Zealand
Areas of expertise I have written extensively on the history of the mass media in Britain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. I have written a book about the newspaper press in the British empire, and another on the BBC's imperial role. I also teach and write about the history of the British empire more generally.
Media experience Radio work for Radio 4 and Irish radio.