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Keith Jeffery (1952-2016)Keith Jeffery

Keith was Professor of British History at Queen's University Belfast from 2005 until his untimely death in 2016. As well as a much-loved colleague, he was a highly-respected and renowned scholar and was selected in 2004 t‌o write the ‌first official history of the Secret Intelligence Service, MI6.

Queen's University wrote of him:  "Keith was rightly known as one of the world's most distinguished historians, and as someone who made an immense contribution to the annals of British and Irish history"

Keith Jeffery Memorial Lecture - December 2019

Prof Catherine Hall


Catherine Hall is Emerita Professor of History and Chair of the Centre for the Study of British Slave-ownership at University College LondonFamily Fortunes. Men and Women of the English middle class, 1780-1850(1987/2002) was co-authored with Leonore Davidoff. Her recent work has focused on the relation between Britain and its empire: Civilising Subjects (2002), Macaulay and Son (2012) and Hall et al, Legacies of British Slave-ownership(2014). Between 2009-2015 she was the Principal Investigator on the ESRC/AHRC project ‘Legacies of British Slave-ownership’ ( - which seeks to put slavery back into British history. She is currently working on an C18 Jamaican slave-owner and historian – Edward Long

Date: 16 December 2019

Venue: Ulster Museum Lecture Theatre

Time: 7.00pm

Members of the public are welcome to attend.