In spite of decolonisation empire is still with us, in terms of both mindsets and structures.  Its pervasiveness and significance have constantly to be rethought.

– Robert Gildea, Professor of Modern History at the University of Oxford, author of Empires of the Mind

We welcome research from Oxford students, researchers, and postholders on the relationship between Oxford and empire, or on the history of the British Empire more broadly.  We will be able to help with revisions and images.  We also have potential topics and resources for students interested in identifying research projects, for example for undergraduate theses or master’s dissertations.

Please contact us at