Dr Patrick Glen

Research Associate

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 forthcoming 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.


University of Sheffie;d
Queen Mary, University of London
BA (Hons)
University of Sheffield


Patrick Glen (2016) '"Oh you pretty thing!": how David Bowie "unlocked everybody's inner queen" in spite of the music press', Contemporary British History doi:10.1080/13619462.2016.1261696.