Professor Margot Finn


Margot Finn joined UCL in July 2012 as Chair in Modern British History, and is an historian of Britain and the British colonial world in the 'very long 19th century', c. 1750-1914. Margot is currently Principal Investigator on the project 'East India Company at Home, 1757-1857' as well as being a Trustee of the Victoria and Albert Museum and a REF History Sub-panel member, and also recently served as Vice-President of the Royal Historical Society. Margot recently curated an exhibition at Osterley House and Park (a National Trust property in Hounslow) entitled 'The Trappings of Trade: A Domestic Story of the East India Company'.

Qualifications & memberships of professional bodies

1987  PhD  Columbia 
Fellow of the Royal Historical Society 

Courses taught

HIST1007 Making History
HIST7352 Law's Empire: Legal Cultures in the British Colonial World
HIST3318/9318 Antipodean Encounters: Aborigines, Convicts and Settlers in New South Wales c. 1770-1850

Major Publications

Recent appearances

IRIS Researcher Profile 

Prof Margot Finn


British India|*|colonial and imperial history|*|family and local history|*|legal history|*|material culture|*|modern British history