Professor Sir Richard Evans FBA

History; Central Europe

Elected 1993

Fellow type
UK Fellow
Year elected

Richard Evans was born in Woodford, London on 29 September 1947 and educated at Jesus and St Antony's Colleges, Oxford (MA and DPhil in Modern History, 1973). He served as Professor of European History at the University of East Anglia from 1983-89 then as Professor of History at Birkbeck, University of London from 1989-98. In 1998 he moved to the University of Cambridge, where he worked as Professor of Modern History from 1998-2008, as Regius Professor of History from 2008-16 and as President of Wolfson College from 2010-17.

Current post

Provost, Gresham College, London

Past appointments

Wolfson College, University of Cambridge President, Wolfson College; Provost, Gresham College, London

2010 -

University of Cambridge Regius Professor of Modern History, Fellow of Gonville and Caius College

1998 - 2010

Birkbeck College University of London Professor of History

1989 - 1998

University of East Anglia Professor of European History

1983 - 1989

10-Minute Talks: The Hitler Conspiracies – The Third Reich and the Paranoid Imagination

Professor Sir Richard Evans FBA

Professor Sir Richard Evans FBA explains how conspiracy theories are constructed, amplified and justified.

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