Dr Sam Brewitt-Taylor

Dr Sam Brewitt-Taylor

Darby Fellow in History

I studied at Oxford, where I took BA (2007), MSt (2008), and DPhil (2013) degrees in modern history. After stints as a stipendiary lecturer here at Lincoln, and Lecturer in Twentieth-Century British and European History at Plymouth University, I returned to Lincoln in September 2015 as Darby Fellow in History. 

I research British radical movements in the long 1960s, with a particular focus on the role of radical religious groups in effecting cultural change. I am currently finishing a monograph, provisionally accepted by OUP's Oxford Historical Monographs series, entitled The Hope of a World Transformed: Christian radicalism in the Church of England and the making of the British 'Sixties', 1957-1970

I teach a variety of courses in British and European history from 1815 to the present. 

Selected publications

S. Brewitt-Taylor, ‘From religion to revolution: theologies of secularisation in the British Student Christian Movement, 1963-73’, Journal of Ecclesiastical History 66,4 (2015), 792-811. 

S. Brewitt-Taylor, ‘The invention of a “secular society”? Christianity and the sudden emergence of secularization discourses in the British media, 1961-4’, Twentieth Century British History 24,3 (2013), 327-350. (Winner of the 2012 Duncan Tanner essay prize).

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