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Dr Martin Richardson

Associate Professor (Teaching) in the School of Education
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 48392
Room number: ED213A

Contact Dr Martin Richardson (email at m.h.richardson@durham.ac.uk)

Biography

Triple Durham graduate, joined the School in 1993 as History Curriculum Tutor after twenty years teaching in County Durham. Senior Teaching Fellow and Director of Education Studies. Erasmus Co-ordinator and admissions Tutor. Convenor of several undergraduate and postgraduate modules: History of Education; Identity, Culture and Education; Citizenship Education; Harry Potter and the Age of Illusion; PGCE Secondary and Primary History method programmes. Visiting lecturer at University College South, Denmark.

Conference papers:

Feldkirch, Austria: Reforms in Initial Teacher Training.
Durham, United Kingdom: British National Identity.
Rovaniemi, Finland: British Citizenship in a European Context.
Jelling, Denmark: The National Curriculum in England.
Falun, Sweden: State Control in English Education.
Salzburg, Austria: Citizenship: taught or caught?
Copenhagen, Denmark: British Cultural Identity.
Durham, United Kingdom: English Identity in Context.
Feldkirch, Austria: The Death of the United Kingdom?

Completed Supervisions (since 2008)

 “For the face I grant I might well blush to offer, but the mind I shall never be ashamed to present” The Education of Elizabeth I, in context.

The Illusions of Reality: Blurring the Line between Fantasy and Reality in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter Novels

Duty, Imperialism and Militarism in the British Public School, 1850 - 1918.

Information for prospective doctoral research student supervisions

Martin would welcome applications from prospective doctoral students in the History of Education; Identity, Culture and Education, Citizenship and Harry Potter

Research Interests

  • British Culture
  • Harry Potter
  • National Identity
  • History of Education
  • Citizenship

Publications

Chapter in book

  • Richardson, M.H. (2001). A brief history of education in England. In European Patterns, Links and Comparisons. Richardson, M.H. Denmark: Jelling Bogtryk.
  • Richardson, M.H. (2001). Citizenship Education in England. In European Patterns, Links and Comparisons in Contemporary History. Richardson, M.H. Denmark: Jelling Bogtryk.
  • Richardson, M.H. (2001). English Identity set in a British context. In European Patterns, Links and Compariosns in Contemporary History. Richardson, M.H. Denmark: Jelling Bogtryk.

Edited book

  • Richardson, M.H. (2001). European Patterns, Links and Comparisons in Contemporary History. Denmark: Jelling Bogtryk.

Journal Article

  • Richardson, M.H. (1997). Tales from a Riverbank. Primary History 15.

Newspaper/Magazine Article