Dr Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite

On sabbatical leave: 2023/24

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

  • Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite, Emily Robinson, Camilla Schofield & Natalie Thomlinson, ‘Telling Stories about Post-war Britain: Popular Individualism and the ‘Crisis’ of the 1970s’, Twentieth Century British History (2017).
  • Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite, Class, Politics, and the Decline of Deference in England, 1968-2000 (Oxford University Press, 2018). 
  • Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite, Ben Jackson and Aled Davies, The Neoliberal Age? Britain since the 1970s (UCL Press, 2021).
  • Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite & Natalie Thomlinson, ‘Vernacular Discourses Of Gender Equality In The Post-War British Working Class’, Past & Present (2022).

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)