Martin Farr of Newcastle University to Deliver Lecture on King Charles and the Future of the British Monarchy Professor Farr is a widely published authority on Great Britain and British foreign relations.
Martin Farr, a senior lecturer in contemporary British history from Newcastle University in the United Kingdom, will deliver a lecture titled “King Charles and the Future of the British Monarchy” at Washington and Lee University on Thursday, April 6 at 5 p.m. in Leyburn Library, Room 119. The lecture is sponsored by the Department of History and is free and open to the public.
Dr. Farr has published widely, including books and articles on World War I and World War II, British politics, political parties, elections, the media, the special relationship between Great Britain and the United States, foreign and defense policy, popular culture, the 1960s, Margaret Thatcher, Brexit and tourism. He has extensive national and international media experience as a commentator on current affairs in both print and broadcast. Dr. Farr attended the wedding of the King and Queen at Windsor for the BBC in 2005 and regularly lectures about British politics and the future of the British monarchy.
“Dr. Farr is an influential historian of modern British politics,” said Mikki Brock, W&L associate professor of history. “His regular appearances on the BBC and other British media reflect the importance of applying an understanding of the past to present-day issues and plans for the future. His talk on the future of the British monarchy promises to be entertaining and enlightening.”
Born and raised in North London, Dr. Farr earned a bachelor’s degree in politics from the University of Exeter and he holds a doctorate in history from the University of Glasgow.