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Univ publications 2021

Book cover Why are we Always IndoorsWe are delighted to detail here a selection of books published by our extended Univ family during the last year.

Paul Armstrong (1984, PPE), former Match of the Day editor, published his second book, Why Are We Always Indoors? (…unless we’re off to Barnard Castle), a personal chronicle of the strangest football close season in modern history.

Brian Allgar (1962, English), author of The Ayterzedd, published his second book, An Answer from the Past. Brian hopes that it will sell at least as well as his first book, which actually reached double figures…

Dr Martin Yuille (1966, Biochemistry) MA, PhD, FRCPath, Honorary Reader at the University of Manchester, published Saving Sick Britain: Why we need the Health Society, with Bill Ollier.

Inscape is the debut novel of Louise Carey (2010, English), and has been described as “cyberpunk rebooted” and as offering a “chillingly plausible dystopian future.”

Professor Mark Doel (1969, PPE) published In Soviet Times People Knew Where To Cross The Road, a novel set in turbulent post-Soviet Armenia.

Book cover - The Burning GodRebecca F Kuang’s (2019, Contemporary Chinese Studies) latest book is The Burning God, the exciting end to The Poppy War epic fantasy trilogy.

Retired consultant physician and nephrologist Dr Simon Gibson (1972, Chemistry and Medicine) published his memoirs, Tales of a Meandering Medic.

Dr John Godwin FRSA (1973, Classics) published Juvenal: Satires Book VJuvenal’s fifth and final book of Satires continues and completes his satirical assessment of the Rome of the early second century AD.

Sir Max Hastings (1964, History) published Operation Pedestal: The Fleet that Battled to Malta 1942.

Owen Jones (2002, History), published This Land: The Struggle for the Left, a page-turning journey through a tumultuous decade in British politics.

Dr Nicolas Kyriakides (2011, DPhil & MSt Law) published a book entitled, Cyprus Banking Law, a complete guide to the functioning of the Cypriot public and private banking system.

Book cover Women in War - 6 women in front of a fighter planeLucy Fisher’s (2007, Classics) second book is Women in the War which weaves together the oral histories often remarkable women who dedicated their young adulthood to the war effort.

Professor Julian Lindley-French (1976, History), strategic analyst, author, speaker and commentator, published, Future War and the Defence of Europe.

Writing as Ali Mercer, Alison Pindar’s (1991, English) new novel is The Marriage Lie. It is her sixth novel and her fourth to be published by digital imprint Bookouture, which is part of Hachette.

Dr Victoria Miyandazi (2013, Law), a former Rhodes Scholar, published a new monograph, Equality in Kenya’s 2010 Constitution: Understanding the Competing and Interrelated Conceptions.

Dr Kathleen Neal (2001, MSt History), Lecturer in History at Monash University, published The Letters of Edward I: Political Communication in the Thirteenth Century. Substantial parts of it were written during visits to Oxford over the last few years.

Making Darkness Light book cover showing John MiltonProfessor Fabrizio Nevola (1989, History and Modern Languages), Chair in Art History and Visual Culture at the University of Exeter, published Street Life in Renaissance Italy

Sir Timothy Noble, Bt (1962, Law), has published his debut novel, The First Shadows of Morning.

Dr Nick Smith (1976, Education and English) published More Bridge Literature, which takes the form of a set of parodies of well-known works of English literature.

Professor Raymond Wacks (1971, Law) published both Covid-19 and Public Policy in the Digital Age and the sixth edition of Understanding Jurisprudence: An Introduction to Legal Theory. i

Venetia Welby (1999, Classics) has published her second novel, Dreamtime.

Professor Joe Moshenska, Univ’s Beaverbrook and Bouverie Fellow and Praelector in English, has written, Making Darkness Light: The Lives and Times of John Milton, it is published by Basic Books.

Dr Graeme Baber (1987, Medicine) has published a new monograph, The British Judges of the International Court of Justice: Overview, McNair and Lauterpacht (Nova Science Publishers, 2021).

The Neoliberal Age? Britain since the 1970s book cover - office cubicles with women on telephonesDr Lise Butler (2010, History), Lecturer in Modern History at City University, published Michael Young, Social Science, and the British Left, 1945-1970.

Dr Claas Kirchhelle (2012, History), Lecturer, History of Medicine, University College Dublin and Honorary Fellow, Oxford Vaccine Group, recently published two books, Pyrrhic Progress – which won several prizes over the past year – and Bearing Witness.

Tim Strickland MBE (1967, Geography) published Strick: Tank Hero of Arras, a biography of his father Major-General Eugene Vincent Michael Strickland CMG, DSO, OBE, MM, CStJ, Star of Jordan.

Professor Raymond Wacks (1971, Law) published National Security in the New World Order: Government and the Technology of Information in September 2021 and ‘The Rule of Law Under Fire?’ in October 2021.

Dr Hugh Watson (1973, Education), published his second novel, The Silo, (Halstead, Australia, 2021), a compelling thriller set in the brutal world of country politics.

Ben Jackson’s, Leslie Mitchell Tutorial Fellow in Modern History and Associate Professor of Modern History, has co-edited The Neoliberal Age? Britain since the 1970s. The book is open access and can be downloaded free here.

Carolina Academic Press has published Professions and Politics in Crisis, written by Professor Mark Jones (1971, Law).

Published: 15 December 2021

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