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Dr Michael Redley

Member of Common Room

Department for Continuing Education

Michael carried out doctoral work in East African history at Cambridge in the 1970s, and graduated with a Masters Degree in Economics from the LSE in the 1980s. He came to Oxford as Secretary to the Continuing Education Board in 2002 after a career in the Civil Service (Defence and Treasury) and in the regulation of commercial broadcasting. He also worked in the University’s Education Committee Secretariat and on policy on undergraduate admissions. He teaches weekly classes for the department on modern British history and politics, summer schools, and supplies a special subject on propaganda for the Postgraduate Certificate in Historical Studies. He supervises dissertations for the Master’s in Historical Studies, he is editor of the John Buchan Journal, and a member of the Council of the John Buchan Society. Other interests include local archaeology and history, narrow-boating and cookery. He is married with three sons, aged 19-25.