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Dr Patrick Glen


Patrick Glen is a Postdoctoral Research Associate working at UCL History on the AHRC-funded project 'Remembering 1960s British Cinema-going' (2017-2018). He also worked on the project’s predecessor, 'Cultural Memory and British Cinema-going of the 1960s'. His recently-published article in Media History, which draws from project findings, considers how cinema-going memories of people who were young during the decade both complicate media narratives of youth and deviance and more general historical understandings of the 1960s. Patrick has lectured at the University of Salford and taught at the University of East London.

Patrick has a PhD in History from The University of Sheffield, an MA in Twentieth Century British Cultural History from Queen Mary, University of London, and BA (Hons) in History & Politics from The University of Sheffield. His PhD considered the music press’s production, content and audience to better understand youth and ‘permissiveness’ from the late 1960s to the early 1980s. An article based upon an aspect of his thesis – on David Bowie and sexuality – was published in Contemporary British History. He is currently adapting his thesis into a monograph for Palgrave Macmillan’s 'Palgrave Studies in the History of Subcultures and Popular Music' and has a forthcoming chapter in The Edinburgh History of the British and Irish Press.

Patrick is a music journalist who writes for Loud & Quiet. He is the founding secretary of Partisan Collective – a space for independent, DIY, cultural and political activities in Manchester. He plays in Unpaid Intern, a band that cater for undiscerning music fans across Britain and, in spite of their audible failings, released their first album in 2016 on Havana Tapes.

Major publications

Grants/projects

In 2017 Patrick was awarded a UCL Beacon bursary to support work on 'Remembering 1960s British Lesbian, Bisexual, and Queer Women's Cinema-going', an extension to the 'Remembering 1960s British Cinema-going' project that will see him host workshops with LBQ women to discuss their experiences.

Public engagement

As part of Patrick's work on the 'Remembering 1960s British Cinema-going' project he has spoken at a number of film festivals and events, including the Cardiff Iris Film Festival and the 'Never Going Underground' season at the Manchester People's History Museum. He also recently spoke at a UCL Public Engagement Network on 'Talking Taboo: public engagement around sensitive topics' on dealing with stories of sexual assault and sexual harassment as part of the 1960s cinema-going experience.