Professor Susan Doran
author; senior research fellow, Jesus College and St Benet’s Hall, University of Oxford

Susan Doran obtained a PGCE, and afterwards taught at St Paul’s Girls’ School, London, where she became head of the history department after reading modern history at St Anne’s College, Oxford. Her doctorate at UCL was in early-modern history, her thesis a political biography of an Elizabethan nobleman (Thomas Radcliffe, 3rd earl of Sussex). She moved to St Mary’s University College (London) in 1986 and ran the history programme there for a number of years. She returned to Oxford in 2002 as a lecturer at Christ Church, and has been a Fellow at St Benet’s Hall since 2005. Her latest book, Regime Change: From Elizabeth I to James I 1603-1612, will be published by Oxford University Press.

 In 2009 she was elected senior research fellow at Jesus College, while still teaching early-modern history at St Benet’s. She is a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and Honorary Fellow of the Historical Association. She has worked on the catalogue of major exhibitions at the British Library and National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. She is married with two children and two grandchildren, with another on the way.


Sunday 3 November, 16:00 Auditorium 2
Schemers or Dreamers? The role of political advisers