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Asa Lord Briggs

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President

British Social History Society
 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Historian

Education

  • Cambridge
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Asa Briggs was born in 1921 ...
ww2poster.co.uk, 16 June 2012 [cached]
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
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History Today, Asa Briggs (Historian), essay by Daniel Snowman, October 1999
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The Museum of Broadcast Communications: Asa Briggs
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Books by Asa Briggs
Soho Literary Festival | Whats On The Fringe
www.whatsonthefringe.com, 2 Oct 2012 [cached]
Soho Literary Festival: Asa Briggs with Piers Brendon Review
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"I never wanted to be a spy…"Asa Briggs is ever so slightly peeved, bemoaning the fact that Cambridge University is still better known for its spies than its cryptographers. His eminence precedes him, and fortunately he does not disappoint. This is an interesting way to pass an hour. Bletchley Park code-breaker and English historian, Briggs, now [...] Read more »
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www.history.org.uk, 11 Oct 2012 [cached]
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Focus on Asa Briggs
We have known for decades that Asa Briggs is a remarkable historian. He has now confirmed this by producing not one but two important books in his nineties. Both are partly autobiographical. Secret Days is dedicated to his wife, 'To whom all is now revealed'. Briggs was a history student at Cambridge when war was declared in 1939. He completed his degree-course before being called up. He arrived at Bletchley Park [BP], the famous code-breaking centre, in the early summer of 1943, where he worked at Hut Six (cryptography), which fed Hut Three (intelligence). He says several times how he felt that he was helping to make history. Pleasingly, his book does much more than describe the intelligence work at BP. It has been praised as the first real account of the human side of the place. Its men and...
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By Asa Briggs | Posted 14th May 2012, 16:30
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Asa Briggs was Chancellor of the Open University.
Book - Asa Briggs, Peter Burke - A Social History of the Media
www.polity.co.uk, 9 May 2009 [cached]
By: Asa Briggs (Chancellor of the Open University, formerly Provost of Worcester College, Oxford) and Peter Burke (Emmanuel College, Cambridge)
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Asa Briggs was formerly Professor of Worcester College, Oxford and is now Chancellor of the Open University.
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