Jeffrey Richards

Emeritus Professor of Cultural History, Lancaster University

Educated at Jesus College, Cambridge, Jeffrey Richards is Emeritus Professor of Cultural History at Lancaster University. A leading cultural historian and film critic, he is the author of over 15 books on British cultural history. His books include The Popes and the Papacy in the Early Middle Ages 476-752 (1979), and Sir Henry Irving: A Victorian Actor and His World (2005).

His most recent publication is The Golden Age of Pantomime: Slapstick, Spectacle and Subversion in Victorian England (2014).

Experience

  • –present
    Emeritus Professor of Cultural History, Lancaster University