Before switching to History, Adam studied for a BA in Historical Archaeology at the University of York, graduating in 2013. In his final year, he developed a strong interest in modern British political and imperial history, and decided to take this interest further by undertaking an MA in Contemporary History and International Politics at the University of York, where he specialised in the decolonisation of the British Empire in the Caribbean.
After completing his MA in 2014, he joined the University of Kent as a PhD candidate and co-investigator on the AHRC project: ‘Networks and Actors in the British and French Foreign Ministries: Responses to the Idea of European Integration, 1919-1973’ alongside Professor Gaynor Johnson (University of Kent) and Professor John Keiger (University of Cambridge). Adam's thesis specifically explores the Foreign Office's responses to European integration in the years 1957-73 from the perspective of the department's officials and diplomats rather than through the elected government ministers, and how formative influences in their personal and professional lives shaped the policymaking process.
In his spare time, Adam can usually be found travelling, sampling real ales, playing/watching a number of sports, or editing Wikipedia articles, a habit which has made him the subject of much (friendly) ridicule amongst his peers and colleagues.
University of Kent
@Weegie_Graeme Good man. Carling is vile. Take me back to Yorkshire.Posted 74 days agoPosted 74 days ago
@Weegie_Graeme Haha yeah, I learnt that the hard way in Edinburgh...Posted 74 days ago
In today's Metro. If anyone knows where I can get a decent pint for £3.78 in Canterbury, I'm all ears. https://t.co/IkxAQKiUx5Posted 74 days agoPosted 76 days agoPosted 89 days ago