Dr Eliza Filby
Lecturer in Modern British History
+44 (0)20 7848 1521
Department of History
King’s College London
London WC2R 2LS
I obtained my first degree in History from the Durham University before studying for a Masters at UCL. After a stint working at the Institute of Historical Research, I was awarded a PhD scholarship at the University of Warwick. After completing my doctorate in 2010, I took up a Visiting Research Fellowship at King’s, working alongside Richard Vinen.
I was awarded my doctorate at the University of Warwick in 2010. Entitled ‘God and Mrs Thatcher: the interrelationship between religion and politics in 1980s Britain’, my thesis examined the conflict between the Conservative party and the former ‘Tory party at prayer’, the Church of England. I am currently in the process of transforming the thesis into a book manuscript entitled God and Mrs Thatcher to be published next year. I am also in the early stages of developing my new research project: an interrelated history of multiculturalism, religious diversity and secularisation in post-war Britain.
‘Religious minorities in post-war Britain’ in Pat Thane (ed.), Unequal Britain (Continuum, 2010)
‘Faith, charity and citizenship: Christianity and voluntarism in 1980s Britain’ in Matthew Hilton and James McKay (eds.), The Ages of Voluntarism: evolution and change in modern British voluntary Action (British Academy, 2010)
I also run a public-speaking training organisation called Speakeasy which offers workshops for academics: http://speakeasyworkshops.co.uk/
At King’s, I teach the Group III course ‘Britain’s Thatcher’, an MA course entitled ‘Spiritual Nation,’ (on the post-war religious history of Britain) and co-teach the Historical Methods course on the MA in Modern History.