Retirement of Professor Catherine Hall

14 June 2016

Jason Peacey and Catherine Hall

At our annual Department Dinner last Friday evening colleagues across the department marked the upcoming retirement on 31 July of Professor Catherine Hall, after 18 years at UCL. Professor Hall has held the post of Professor of Modern British Social and Cultural History since 1998 and has been Principal Investigator of the 'Legacies of British Slave-ownership' and the 'Structure and Significance of British-Caribbean Slave-Ownership, 1763-1833' research projects.

Through these projects she enlightened both scholars and the public about the nature and extent of British slave-ownership, creating a publicly accessible online database, authoring a REF impact case study and collaborating with the BBC on a BAFTA winning documentary.

Although she will be greatly missed by all at UCL History, we are delighted that Professor Hall will continue her association with UCL as an Emerita Professor in the department, as well as being involved in establishing a new research centre which will continue the work of the LBS project team.