Dr Sally Horrocks

Sally Horrocks

Lecturer in Modern British History: School of Historical Studies

Contact Details

  • Tel: +44 (0)116 252 5070
  • Email: smh4@le.ac.uk
  • Office: Attenborough 507

My interest in migration is concentrated in two areas.  My current research is particularly concerned with the careers of scientists and migration, both temporary and permanent, plays an important role in many of these.  I am currently completing a book on women scientists between the Second World War and the Sex Discrimination Act and also work as a consultant for the National Life Stories project, ‘An Oral History of British Science’ based at the British Library.  Many of the life story interviews carried out by this project include temporary or permanent migrations and I have recently submitted an AHRC CDA studentship application for a project to look in a more focussed way at migrant scientists who have come to the UK since World War Two which would enable the inclusion of more recent migrants as well as the eminent individuals interviewed thus far.  As a result of this work I have an interest in general questions relating to the migration of skilled workers and on their impact on knowledge exchange.

I am also interested in the history of post-World War Two migration to the UK more generally, and to Leicester in particular and have supervised a large number of undergraduate dissertations in this area.  Recent collaboration with the Media Archive for Central England has highlighted the potential of local television as a source for historians of immigration and race relations.

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