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Timothy Noël Peacock

Lecturer in History, University of Glasgow

Dr Timothy Noël Peacock FRHistS is a Lecturer in History at the University of Glasgow, founder/co-director of the Arts interdisciplinary Games and Gaming Research Lab (GGLab), and a Visiting Fellow at the British Library Eccles Centre.

He is PI for cross-disciplinary projects investigating the future of educational wargaming and wider interfaces with different forms of gaming, and has contributed to BBC radio programmes on topics from space junk to international security.

Dr Peacock has received the Royal Historical Society UK Innovation in Teaching Award (2020), and University/College of Arts Teaching Excellence Awards (2018).

His research ranges across a wide spectrum of areas involving military, political, and sociocultural impacts of new technology, including Spaceflight and Space Security, Nuclear History, Gaming/Wargaming, and Politics. Publications reflecting these wide interests range from a single-author monograph on The British Tradition of Minority Government (Manchester University Press, 2018) to articles in such areas as the politics of nuclear memory in the 2020 US Election, depictions of ‘normal life’ in postwar atomic test photography, and rereading 17th-Century intelligence gathering.


  • 2019–present
    Lecturer in Modern History, University of Glasgow
  • 2016–2019
    Lecturer in History, University of Glasgow