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Toby Purser

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19982014

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Biography

Following my academic studies (BA, Masters and PhD in medieval History) I moved from post-doctoral research into secondary school teaching (11-18 History) from 2001-2012; then FE Lecturer (History) 2012-13; before rejoining Higher Education as a Senior Lecturer (Education Studies) at the University of Northampton 2013- present. I was 'A' level examiner for History and authored four textbooks for GCSE and A level (Medieval England 2004; Raiders and Invaders, Power and Control 2006; The First Crusade and the Crusader States 2010 all published by Pearson).I am also a fiction author and my novel The Zaharoff Conspiracy was published by Methuen in 2014. I am currently writing a history of medieval England, titled The Making of England: from Rome to Reformation, due for publication in 2021 with Amberley Publishers.

Research Interests

History of Education (curricula, pedagogy, great educators); Medieval History (gentry communities, government and politics, social history); history of England; social and political history, current History teaching pedagogy and curricula. I am interested in inter-disciplinary research, particularly archaeology, literature and historical records.

Teaching Interests

History of Education; curriculum studies; politics and culture; schooling strutures and organisations. Medieval History, history of childhood, heritage and education.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Southampton

Award Date: 1 Oct 2001

Master, University of Oxford

Award Date: 1 Jul 1994

Bachelor, University of Oxford

Award Date: 1 Jul 1992

Keywords

  • LA History of education
  • LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
  • L Education (General)

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