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50 Years of Sociology

At the University of Cambridge

The Oral Histories Project was initiated in order to capture the experiences of staff members at the Department of Sociology, with the aim of creating a resource for reflection on the roots of sociological study at Cambridge, as well as to envision potential futures for the Department.

The project was directed by Dr Timur Alexandrov, an alumnus of the Sociology Department, with the assistance of current staff and postgraduate students. The team would like to thank all those who participated in this project for their time and insights!

(Please note: you can also find video recordings of the 50 Years conference panel sessions under the panel list here

Prof Patrick Baert


Dr Brendan Burchell


Dr Manali Desai


Prof Sarah Franklin


Prof Lord Anthony Giddens


Prof Christel Lane


Dr David Lane


Dr Ali Meghji


Dr Mónica Moreno Figueroa


Dr Véronique Mottier


Prof Jacqueline Scott