Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

PhD student wins prestigious Royal Archives Fellowship

Wednesday, 01 June 2016


Daniel Reed, a PhD student studying History at Oxford Brookes University, is one of the first winners of the highly prestigious Royal Archives Fellowships. The Fellowship, awarded jointly by the Royal Archives and King’s College, London, will enable him to undertake research at Windsor Castle. Daniel said: “I am thrilled to have been awarded this fellowship, and for the rare opportunity it provides to explore the Royal Archives at Windsor. Original, primary research underpins the great majority of my work, so it is an honour to be granted access to such a prestigious collection.
I am thrilled to have been awarded this fellowship, and for the rare opportunity it provides to explore the Royal Archives at Windsor. Daniel Reed, PhD student in History, Oxford Brookes University “I am grateful to my doctoral supervisors and all at Brookes for their enthusiastic support for my research, which encourages me to pursue opportunities of this kind.” Daniel’s research will focus on the eighteenth-century ecclesiastical records of the royal household. This is part of Daniel’s wider doctoral study of the Church and patronage during the eighteenth century under the supervision of Professors William Gibson and Joanne Begiato. Professor Gibson said of the fellowship: “This award recognises Daniel’s outstanding ability as a researcher and his exceptional skill in the use of archives.” The Royal Archives Fellowships were launched by the Queen in 2015. More information about studying History at Oxford Brookes University can be found on the Department of History, Philosophy and Religion webpages.