A Very Brief Introduction to the British Empire 

Listen to our new podcast: A Very Brief introduction to the British Empire

All talks are conducted by doctoral students in history at the University of Oxford, and meant for a general audience. 

Reading lists and full transcripts provided below for each episode.


Disease and Empire

Release date: Thursday 9 April 2020 

Talk by Olivia Durand, Paula Larsson & Manikarnika Dutta


The Age of Exploration I - The Atlantic Ocean

Release date: Thursday 23 April 2020

Talk by Paula Larsson


The Age of Exploration II - The Indian Ocean

Release date: Thursday 7 May 2020

Talk by Olivia Durand


The Age of Exploration III - The Pacific Ocean

Release date: Thursday 21 May 2020

Talk by Sean Phillips


A New Imperialism I - Conquest in Asia

Release date: Thursday 4 June 2020

Talk by Urvi Khaitan


A New Imperialism II - Conquest in Africa

Release date: Thursday 18 June 2020

Talk by Harriet Aldrich



A New Imperialism III - The First World War

Release date: Friday 03 July 2020

Talk by Jack Doyle


Unmaking Empire? I - The Inter-war Period

Release date: Wedneday 16 December 2020

Talk by Jan Tattenberg

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