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History educator

Brian Howard Harrison, British history educator. Lieutenant Royal Signals, 1956-1958. Fellow Royal Historical Society.

Background

Harrison, Brian Howard was born on July 9, 1937 in London. Son of Howard and Mary Elizabeth (Savill) Harrison.

Education

Bachelor, Oxford University, 1961. Master of Arts, D Phil, Oxford University, 1966.

Career

From 1996 to 2004, he was Professor of Modern History at the University of Oxford. From 2000 to 2004, he was also the Editor of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Harrison was Professor of Modern History at the University of Oxford from 1996 to 2004.

He was additionally the editor of Oxford Dictionary of National Biography from January 2000 to September 2004 (succeeded by Lawrence Goldman). Since 2004, he has been an emeritus fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford. Harrison has published extensively on British social and political history from the 1790s to the present.

His first book was Drink and the Victorians. The Temperance Question England 1815–1872 (1971, 2nd ed 1994). His most recent publications are two volumes in the New Oxford History of England series covering British history from 1951: Seeking a Role: The United Kingdom 1951–1970 (2009, paperback with revisions 2011) and Finding a Role? The United Kingdom 1970–1990 (2010, paperback with revisions 2011).

Achievements

  • Harrison was appointed Knight Bachelor in the 2005 New Year for "services to scholarship". He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA) on 30 July 2005. He is also an elected Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS).

Works

Membership

Lieutenant Royal Signals, 1956-1958. Fellow Royal Historical Society.

Connections

Married Anne Victoria Greggain, January 2, 1967.

father:
Howard Harrison

mother:
Mary Elizabeth (Savill) Harrison

spouse:
Anne Victoria Greggain