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Radical Dons and Student Revolutionaries: Cambridge and the Global Student Revolts, 1968-1974

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David Fowler is an historian of twentieth century Britain, with a research focus on the history and sociology of youth culture, student movements and cultural and intellectual biography. He teaches Modern British History and Sociology in the Faculty of Human, Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cambridge. The author of two monographs on twentieth century youth, he is currently completing a major archival study of student protest movements in Britain during the 1960s and early 1970s entitled The Creative Campus: Student Protest and the Remaking of British Culture in the Global 1960s, for Cambridge University Press. This lecture will examine the relationships, and affinities, between radical dons and student activism at Cambridge, c.1968-c.1974, in an era of global student revolts.

Selected Publications A. Books

D.M. Fowler, The First Teenagers: The Lifestyle of Young Wage-Earners in Interwar Britain (1995, pp.212).

D.M. Fowler, Youth Culture in Modern Britain, c.1920-c.1970: From Ivory Tower to Global Movement-A New History (Macmillan, 2008, pp.320).

D.M. Fowler, Rolf Gardiner and English Culture, 1920-1950: the Apostle of Youth (forthcoming, Manchester University Press, 2012)-c.100,000 words.

D.M. Fowler, The Creative Campus: Student Protest and the Remaking of British Culture in the Global 1960s (in preparation; placed with Cambridge University Press, c.400pp)

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