Professor Sir Richard Evans FBA

History; Central Europe

Elected 1993

UK Fellow
1993
History

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

Jan 2010 -

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

Jan 1998 - Jan 2010

Birkbeck College University of London Professor of History

Jan 1989 - Jan 1998

University of East Anglia Professor of European History

Jan 1983 - Jan 1989

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

Professor Sir Richard Evans FBA

Sir Richard Evans explains how conspiracy theories, such as how Adolf Hitler supposedly didn’t die in 1945 but survived and lived into old age in Argentina, are constructed, amplified and justified.

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