Dr Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite

Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite is a historian of twentieth-century Britain. Her first book examined political and popular ideas about class in England between 1968 and 2000, and she is also co-editor (with Ben Jackson and Aled Davies) of a collection entitled The Neoliberal Age? Britain since the 1970s (published by UCL Press, December 2021). She is currently working on a study of women's activism and experiences in the miners' strike of 1984-5 with Dr Natalie Thomlinson (University of Reading). 

This research has led to a special exhibition at the National Coal Mining Museum for England; an online version of the exhibition is also available. 

Major publications

  • 'Neo-liberalism and morality in the making of Thatcherite social policy,' Historical Journal (2012)
  • '"Class" in the development of British Labour Party ideology, 1983-1997', Archiv für Sozialgeschichte (2013)
  • Class, politics, and the decline of deference in England, 1968-2000, Oxford University Press, 2018

For a full list of publications, see Florence's Iris profile.


  • British History 1850-1997 (first- and second-year undergraduate survey course)
  • Social change, new social movements and politics in Britain post-1945 (second- and third-year undergraduate thematic module)
  • Queer histories in Britain from the 1880s to the 1980s (third-year undergraduate advanced seminar course)
  • 'The bedrock of society'? Marriage and family in twentieth-century Britain (session on second-year research seminar course)
  • 20th Century British history: ideologies, identities, cultures, controversies (MA History elective module)