Frank Prochaska

Senior Research Fellow

Dr Frank Prochaska is an historian of modern Britain and the author of a number of critically acclaimed books.

He was born in America but has lived much of his life in Britain and has dual nationality. He has taught at universities on both sides of the Atlantic and in recent years taught British history at Yale. He moved to Oxford in 2010, where he became a member of Somerville and Wolfson Colleges. He has been a Research Fellow at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London University, and a Visiting Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford. He lectures and reviews widely and contributes to media programs and the press in Britain on such subjects as contemporary social policy and the monarchy. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Historical Research, London University, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a Senior Research Fellow at Somerville. As a scholar of Victorian social reform and ideas, he helped to establish the programme of work on the John Stuart Mill Library and its rich store of Mill annotations that is currently underway in Somerville.

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‘Eagle and the Crown: Americans and the British Monarchy’ (2016)
‘Eminent Victorians on American Democracy: The View from Albion’ (2013)
‘The Memoirs of Walter Bagehot’ (2013)
‘The Eagle and the Crown: Americans and the British Monarchy’ (2008)
‘Christianity and Social Service in Modern Britain: The Disinherited Spirit’ (2006)
‘The Republic of Britain: 1760-2000: 1760 to the Present’ (2000)
‘Philanthropy and the Hospitals of London: The King’s Fund, 1897-1990’ (1997)
‘Royal Bounty: The Making of a Welfare Monarchy’ (1995)
‘The Voluntary Impulse: Philanthropy in Modern Britain’ 1989
‘Women and Philanthropy in Nineteenth Century England’ (1980)

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