Jeremy Black MBE is Professor of History at the University of Exeter.
After graduating with a starred First from Cambridge, he undertook research at Oxford and has subsequently been Professor of History at the universities of Durham and (since 1996) Exeter.
Black is a prolific lecturer and writer, the author of over 100 books. Many concern aspects of the eighteenth century British, European and American political, diplomatic and military history. But he has also broadened his perspective, both temporally and geographically, and published on the history of the press, cartography, warfare, culture and on nature and uses of history itself.
His latest publication on the politics of James Bond was released in 2017
He is able to tailor talks to suit individual audiences.
Jeremy’s work adds up to the most sustained presentation of British history in recent decades. He is a major exponent of military, diplomatic and cartographic history and has been important in helping the British to look at their past, as well as in representing British history to foreign audiences.
Media & Commercial Assignments:
It would be a mistake to pigeon-hole Jeremy as a purely academic, in fact, he is frequently asked to provide his incisive insight into many current political and economic debates - such as the pensions crisis, the rise of nationalism, Brexit, and how that impacts both commerce and society.
Here he lends his weight to a BBC Newsnight Programme:
What the clients say:
"Jeremy Black is a scintillating writer who understands our culture brilliantly—his is the definitive take on Britain's Greatest Spy."
Rt Hon. Michael Gove MP
“Fans of James Bond must get hold of this superb book by distinguished historian Jeremy Black. Black explores the enduring global fascination with Ian Fleming’s incredible creation, the legendary superspy 007, who comes to the defense of the Britons in this most recent dangerous dark age. With insight and flair, Blackrelates the Bond books and movies produced over the past sixty years to today’s kaleidoscopic real-world nightmares of superpower confrontation and international terrorism. In Jeremy Black, Mr. Bond has finally met his match!”
John H. Maurer, U.S. Naval War College
For more details on how Jeremy can bring insight and gravitas to your event contact Jane Farnham at Great British Speakers on 0044 1753 439 289