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Asa Lord Briggs

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British Social History Society

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Official Broadcasting Historian
  • Historian


  • Cambridge
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Asa Briggs was born in 1921 at Keighley, Yorkshire, and from 1955 to 1961 he was Professor of Modern History at Leeds University, and in 1961 he was the first academic to be appointed to the then new University of Sussex. Six years later he was appointed Vice-Chancellor. From 1976 to 1991 he was Provost of Worcester College, Oxford. He was Chancellor of the Open University from 1978 to 1994. In 1976 he was made a life peer. He is married with four children. is main field of historical research has been in nineteenth- and twentieth-century social and cultural history, including a 5 volume history of the BBC, a trilogy on the Victorian era, and a social history of England. He is currently President of the British Social History Society and of the Victorian Society.
Asa Briggs History Awards
History Today, Asa Briggs (Historian), essay by Daniel Snowman, October 1999
The Museum of Broadcast Communications: Asa Briggs
Books by Asa Briggs
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Asa Briggs (1995) Cyber Law in the United Kingdom
Cyber Law in the United Kingdom
Intermedia, 4 May 2002 [cached]
Asa Briggs, Britain's official broadcasting historian and a founder of the IIC, has set his sights on the 21st century
^ Asa Briggs, The ..., 14 May 2011 [cached]
^ Asa Briggs, The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom: The golden age of wireless (Oxford University Press, 1995) pp3, 6, 143
Briggs, Asa. - The BBC - the First Fifty Years - Condensed version of the five-volume history by the same author. - Oxford University Press, 1985. ISBN 0-19-212971-6
Historian Resources in Historian Resources - The Historical Association, 31 May 2012 [cached]
Focus on Asa Briggs We have known for decades that Asa Briggs is a remarkable historian. He has now... View this resource
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