Stephen is from Cumbernauld, a town on the outskirts of Glasgow. He has studied for a BA (Hons) in Scottish History and an MRes in Historical Research at the University of Stirling. He has benefited from having hitherto studied a variety of social and economic historical themes and has also worked in conjunction with National Museums Scotland. He is excited to be starting his PhD at the University of Northumbria and is looking forward to exploring the North East of England, an area he perceives to have a great deal in common with his home. Away from academia, he enjoys listening to the music of Runrig, Texas, Bruce Springsteen, Dick Gaughan and Mark Knopfler. An occasional, but always mediocre, player of the Highland pipes and Scottish smallpipes, he is very happy to have discovered Morpeth, a town with a bagpipe museum.
BA (Hons), University of Stirling
MRes, University of Stirling
'Anglo-Saxon Rapprochement: The Origin, Formation and Activities of the Early Pilgrims Society, 1890s to 1920s.'
I am in the second year of a PhD, supervised by Professor Sylvia Ellis, Dr Tanja Bueltmann and Dr Mike Cullinane. My research focuses on the Pilgrims Society, an elite dining club formed in 1902 in London and in 1903 in New York with the aim of promoting good British-American relations. Their membership included some of the biggest names in British and American politics and business and were an important network for international policy-making and diplomatic elites. My research is carried out partly under the auspices of the AHRC-funded 'Locating the Hidden Diaspora' project.
Dr Sylvia Ellis and Dr Tanja Bueltmann and Dr. Michael Cullinane
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