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Dr Simon Anglim organises the MA Contemporary War and Warfare module and the second year BA War and Society module, as well as teaching on other modules.  He taught previously at Brunel University, the University of Surrey and in the Sultanate of Oman.  His research interests include insurgency and counterinsurgency, special forces and unconventional warfare, the British Army in the Middle East since the 1930.

He is the author of Orde Wingate: Unconventional Warrior published by Pen & Sword in 2014. His monograph, Orde Wingate and the British Army, 1922-1944 was shortlisted for the 2011 Templer Medal, eventually coming third.  He also completed a historical survey of General Wingate's operations for a Washington consultancy working with the US Department of Defense.  He has also published over thirty shorter papers and articles, and is now working on a new study of the Oman Djebel War of the 1950s.   

He has worked with the Bulgarian Cultural Institute based at the Bulgarian Embassy in London, authoring articles for their website and speaking at their events.  An interview with Bulgarian National TV on one such event can be found here  

He tweets regularly at @sjanglim and blogs at The Bridge     

Read his piece on the Contemporary War module here

Read his piece for the Bridge on ISIS' forebears here

Read his piece for the Bridge on the value of military education here  

Read his piece for the Bridge on his visit to the sites of the Djebel War here