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Lecturer n History, The Open University

Richard Marsden works at the Open University, where he runs the Welsh history strand of the OU History degree and is responsible for the running of all Arts and Humanities courses to students in the Southwest of England. His research focuses on identities and the ideological uses of the past in Britain since the eighteenth century.


  • 2016–present
    Lecturer in History, Open University
  • 2014–2016
    Senior Lecturer in Online Learning, Cardiff Metropolitan University
  • 2011–2014
    Pathway Coordinator, Cardiff University
  • 2010–2011
    Research Associate, University of South Wales
  • 2007–2010
    Sessional Lecturer, Cardiff Metropolitan University


  • 2010 
    University of Glasgow, PhD in Modern History
  • 2001 
    Cardiff University, MA in Medieval History