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For such a large cohort, Oxford History students really don’t see each other that much.

Between low contact hours and a huge array of optional subjects, we aren’t often brought together as historians.

Oxford History Review aims to change that.

Oxford History Review was founded by a trio of Merton students during the 2020 Easter Vac. Its aim: to bring together history students across the university and to provide them a platform to share their experiences and discuss all things historical.

Whether you want to critique the modules you’ve studied, explore your college’s past, or argue about the history that matters to you, OHR is the place for you.

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Meet the Team:

Molly Archer-Zeff: Editor-in-Chief

Molly is a third-year Historian at Merton originally from Southend-on-Sea. In between defending the reputations of Merton and Essex she decided to start OHR with James and Oliver. Molly particularly loves women’s and gender history and detests learning about British kings. 

Oliver Shaw: Editor-in-Chief

Originally from Rugby, Oliver is a third-year Historian at Merton. Fun fact: He’s a descendant of Anthony Babington, the leader of the Babington plot against Elizabeth I in 1586!

James Morrison: Editor-in-Chief

James is a third-year History student from Merton. He lives in Bournemouth and will probably tell you all about how it was ranked the 5th best beach in Europe (TripAdvisor 2019).

Luke Bateman: Editor, Student Voices and Foundation Myths

Entering his second year of Ancient & Modern History at Merton, Luke is our Foundation Myths man as well as co-Editor of Student Voices. Luke’s passion for History began aged eight when his school report claimed he had the makings of a ‘great historian.’ Later, he discovered everyone in the class had received the same comment but by that point Luke had already applied to do History at university.

Georgia Prince: Editor, Student Voices

Georgia is a second year History student at Christ Church college in Oxford. She’ll be editing the Student Voices section along with Luke. A fun fact about her: her first childhood crush was on Charles II from Horrible Histories!

Jade Calder: Editor, Page and Screen

Jade is a second year History student at St Peter’s. Editor of Page and Screen, Jade will be bringing you History content that’s a lot more enjoyable than your essay (not that you’d admit it). A fun fact about her: she has a fear of crumpets.

Lucy Fletcher: Editor, Module Reviews

Lucy is a third year History student at St Hilda’s. She’ll be editing the Module Reviews section of the magazine. Her qualifications for this? She knows the words to every Horrible Histories song. Impressive.

Emma Grace: Editor, Content Diversity

Emma is a recent History graduate currently working in Oxford. Her main role is increasing the representation of world and minority histories within each issue. In her spare time, she performs improv comedy with the Oxford Imps!

Rebecca Smithson: Social Media Manager

Rebecca manages the Oxford History Review social media, including our Instagram, Facebook, and website. She studies French and Linguistics and is currently on her year abroad. Fun fact: no, she is not a Historian.