Philip Coupland

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I am a historian, researcher and author. I have three degrees in social sciences and history, including a PhD (University of Warwick, 2000) and for three years was based at the University of Glasgow, as the researcher for the British section of the major European project, ‘The Churches and European Integration’. I have enjoyed a long involvement in the Historical Association, serving as the Hon. Secretary of its Northampton Branch for many years. In 2009, I was honoured to be made a Fellow of the Humanitas Foundation.

My historical interests are broadly in the area of modern British political history and my writing has been published in journals including The Journal of Contemporary History, Twentieth Century British History and The Journal Of British Studies and as a book published by Palgrave Macmillan (2006); recent publications include chapters in The Church and Humanity: The Life and Work of George Bell, 1883-1958 (Andrew Chandler (ed.), 2012) and God and War (Tom Lawson and Stephen Parker (eds.), 2012). Currently, I am completing a biography of a pioneer of the organic movement, Jorian E.F. Jenks (1899-1963).

When I can, I enjoy doing practical tasks as a volunteer for my local Wildlife Trust on one of their reserves; I have also worked for the Trust as a Voluntary Research Officer, in their Major Donor Team. I am a member of the Soil Association, Britain’s leading organic organisation. 


Further details can be found by following the links or by emailing me. I am always happy to hear from anyone with similar interests.

My latest book, Farming, Fascism and Ecology A Life of Jorian Jenks will be published in the series Routledge Studies in Fascism and the Far Right. It is scheduled to be issued in September 2016 and will be available in hardback, softback and e-book formats.

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