Professor Patrick Wright FBA
'Heritage' and the power of tradition in British culture since 1890; the cultural dimensions of international relations since 1945; place and belonging in relation to globalisation
- Fellow type
- UK Fellow
- Year elected
- Modern Languages, Literatures and other Media from 1830, History of Art and Music, Culture, Media and Performance
King’s College London Emeritus professor of Literature, History, and Politics
King's College London Professor of Literature and Visual and Material Culture
2011 - 2018
Kings College London Fellow of the London Consortium
2006 - 2010
Nottingham Trent University Professor of Modern Cultural Studies
2000 - 2011
The Village that Died for England: Tyneham and the Legend of Churchill's Pledge
Patrick Wright - Published in 2021 by Repeater Books; New edition
A reissue of Patrick Wright's 1995 classic about the military takeover of the village of Tyneham, with a new introduction taking in Brexit and a new wave of British nationalism.
Passport to Peking: A Very British Mission to Mao's China
Patrick Wright - Published in 2010 by Oxford University Press
In 1954, 18 years before Nixon's momentous visit to China, scores of European delegations set off for Beijing, in response to Prime Minister Chou En-Lai's invitation to "come and see" the New China and to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Communist victory. In this delightfully eclectic book - part comedy, part travelogue, and part cultural history - Patrick Wright tells the story of the remarkable Britons who made this journey. First Edition.
Iron Curtain: From Stage to Cold War
Patrick Wright - Published in 2009 by Oxford University Press
"From Stettin in the Baltic to Trieste in the Adriatic an iron curtain has descended across the Continent." With these words, Winston Churchill famously warned the world in a now legendary speech given in Fulton, Missouri, on March 5, 1946. Illustrated edition.
A Journey Through Ruins: The Last Days of London
Patrick Wright - Published in 2009 by Oxford University Press; Illustrated edition
A unique evocation of Britain at the height of Margaret Thatcher's rule, A Journey Through Ruins views the transformation of the country through the unexpected prism of every day life in East London.
On Living in an Old Country: The National Past in Contemporary Britain
Patrick Wright - Published in 2009 by Oxford University Press, USA; Updated edition
The hulk of Henry VIII's flagship is raised from the seabed in an operation that captures the mind of the nation. An elderly lady whose ancient house is scheduled for demolition dismantles it, piece by piece, and moves it across the country. On Living in an Old Country probes such apparently fleeting and disconnected events in order to reveal how history lives on, not just in the specialist knowledge of historians, archaeologists and curators, but as a tangible presence permeating everyday life and shaping our sense of identity.