Mr Adam Waddingham

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I am a PhD candidate in the Department of History here at The University of Manchester.

Broadly speaking, my fully-funded PhD asks this research question: where did Brexit come from? My work focuses on the historical reception of Euroscepticism within British political thought. In this, I aim to explore how the concept of hostility towards the various forms of European organisation grew. 

My supervisors are: Dr Emily Jones, and Professor Stuart Jones.


I completed a Masters degree in Modern History (with distinction) at The University of Manchester in 2019. My thesis focused on the creation and longevity of 'Lancashire Toryism'. This followed a number of years with the University of Cambridge, and later Warwick, and following my Undergraduate degree in History with Politics (with first class honours) with a thesis that focused on 'entryism' within regional politics. 

Outside of university life, I am a Trustee for a charity called Fumble. I follow Manchester City Football Club; however, my Mastermind specialist subject would be typography.

I tweet @adamwaddingham 

Memberships of committees and professional bodies

Co-convenor, Political Studies Association (Politics and History Sub-Group)

Co-covenor, Manchester Postgraduate History Network 

Early Career Researcher, Royal Historical Society

Areas of expertise

  • D204 Modern History - Modern British HIstory, Political History, European Union, Intellectual History

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  • Brexit, Euroscepticism, Conservatism, Political History, Modern British History

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2019 - Master of Arts, (Distinction), 'Cradle of Conservatism: A Study of Lancashire Toryism'
  • 2010 - Bachelor of Arts, (First Class), 'Militant in Politics: A Study of the Militant Tendency, The Labour Party, and the Thatcher Government'

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