Professor Laurence Brockliss
Emeritus Professor and director of the Oxford Centre for the History of Childhood, Magdalen College, University of Oxford
Lawrence Brockliss has served on many teaching, advisory and management committees for the Faculty of History over the course of the last 15 years.
Professor Brockliss works on the history of education, science and medicine in early modern France and Britain and has a general interest in the history of European ideas. He is particularly interested in the institutionalisation of ideas. His books include French Higher Education in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries (1987), The Medical World of Early Modern France (1997, with Colin Jones), Calvet’s Web (2002) and the prize-winning Nelson’s Surgeon (2005, with John Cardwell and Michael Moss).
Professor Brockliss is also interested in the history of childhood and is director of the Oxford Centre for the History of Childhood, the only such centre in the UK.