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Dr Georgina Brewis
UCL Institute of Education
University College London
20 Bedford Way
London
WC1H 0AL
Appointment
  • Senior Lecturer in the History of Education
  • IOE - Education, Practice & Society
  • UCL Institute of Education
Biography

I am Senior Lecturer in the History of Education at UCL Institute of Education where I am a member of the International Centre for Historical Research in Education (ICHRE). I work on a number of externally funded-research projects and teach history across UCL. I am module leader on 'Youth and Youth Movements in the Modern World' (BA Education Studies) and 'Voluntary Organisations, NGOs and the British Public, 1914-1985' (UCL History Department). I supervise students on UCL's MA Transnational Studies programme and doctoral students in 20th century social history, particularly the history of education, youth, voluntary action and volunteering. I am currently revising the official history of UCL - The World of UCL - for publication with UCL Press in 2018.


I completed a career development research fellowship 2012 to 2015 at UCL Institute of Education, during which time I completed a book on the history of student volunteering. I originally joined IOE in 2011 as a research officer on a Leverhulme Trust-funded study of English teaching in post-war London secondary schools (2011-2012), which resulted in the book English Teachers in a Postwar Democracy (Palgrave, 2014). I studied History and Politics at Pembroke College, University of Oxford and my PhD thesis, completed in 2009 at the University of East London, explored how the imperial experience shaped patterns of charitable giving and voluntary service in Britain and India before 1914, with a focus on young people's social service and education. In 2009-2011 I worked as Head of Research at the Institute for Volunteering Research (part of the charity NCVO) where I led a major research project into contemporary student volunteering in England for the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE).


Research Themes
Research Summary


My research explores the interlinked histories of voluntary action, education and youth in Britain and the wider world in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. I am currently completing a co-authored book about humanitarian relief during famines across two centuries (the result of a project funded by the Swedish Research Council, 2013-2017). 


I am Director of a five year British Academy Research Project, 'Digitising the Mixed Economy of Welfare in Britain' (2014-2019). This knowledge exchange project builds on a longstanding interest in the particular problems facing voluntary organisations and charities, for more information see the project website


I am a Co-Investigator on an ESRC funded project called Discourses of Voluntary Action at two “Transformational Moments” of the Welfare State, the 1940s and 2010s (ESRC grant ES/N018249/1, 2017-2019). With Daniel Laqua (Northumbria University) I am a Co-Investigator on an AHRC project British Ex-Service Students and the Rebuilding of Europe, 1919-1926 working with the National Union of Students (NUS) and the North East branch of the Workers’ Educational Association (WEA).


My first book A Social History of Student Volunteering: Britain and Beyond 1880-1980 (Palgrave, 2014) takes a long view of the student experience in Britain and tells the fascinating story of how ordinary students engaged with social and political questions through volunteering, social service and social action.


My work is rooted in a tradition that seeks to identify the relevance of history for contemporary policy and practice and is underpinned by a strong commitment to knowledge exchange and public engagement. As such I have worked closely with practitioners in a number of voluntary and student organisations and has advised a number of voluntary organisations on archive issues, overseeing the deposit of the Volunteering England archive at LSE and the NCVYS archive at UCL Institute of Education. I am a member of the History&Policy Network of Historians.






Teaching Summary

I teach on a range of history courses across UCL. I am module leader on 'Youth and Youth Movements in the Modern World' (BA Education Studies) and 'Voluntary Organisations, NGOs and the British Public, 1914-1985' (UCL History Department). I supervise students on UCL's MA Transnational Studies programme and doctoral students in 20th century social history, particularly the history of education, youth, voluntary action and volunteering. In 2016 I won a UCL 'Liberating the Curriculum' small teaching grant to develop new teaching and learning resources for my courses, including the development of a object-based learning collection.


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